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The Do’s + Don’ts of Virtual Meetings

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Let’s face it – virtual meetings are our new reality. At least for the time being. With the global health crisis in full swing, businesses and nonprofits are adjusting to a new way of doing business. That is, through virtual meeting platforms like Zoom, GoTo Meetings, G Suite and Microsoft Teams. And while this technology has become essential to our…

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A Message from Byrne Pelofsky on COVID-19, the Economy and Philanthropy

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In light of recent developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, some of you have asked about giving and your fundraising prospects during this uncertain time. The impact of the coronavirus on the economy and philanthropy will have many effects on both donors and charities. And, given the unprecedented nature of this virus, we all need to take a moment and think…

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Happy Birthday to Byrne Pelofsky!

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By Lisa Pelofsky Co-Founder + CEO Around this time last year, Jeffrey Byrne and I merged our two firms. It was a paced, methodical process that brought us to this point, but after a year of laying the groundwork, we merged to form Byrne Pelofsky + Associates in January 2019. One year later, here is what I have learned and…

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Introducing Byrne Pelofsky’s Newest Team Member

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Maggie Nothnagel, Development Coordinator “Maggie was an intern with Pelofsky & Associates for several summers and our team was so impressed with her calm, steady and organized approach to her work. I am thrilled to welcome her as a full-time member of Byrne Pelofsky. She brings solid experience and an infectious enthusiasm for the world of nonprofits to our growing…

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Lisa Pelofsky and Barb Bloch Changing Lives through KC Scholars

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KC Scholars provides the opportunity for college for those that likely would not have otherwise attended or completed. The program was incubated at the Kauffman Foundation and is now an independent 501c3 with a community-based board of directors. KC Scholars creates life-changing opportunities by providing the means – through scholarships and financial incentives to promote college savings – for low-…

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Byrne Pelofsky Client bringing “No Place Like Home” to the Big Screen

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Every once in a while, the Byrne Pelofsky team has the opportunity to work on a slightly “out of the box” project. We are excited to be working with Do Good Productions as fundraising counsel for an important project highlighting the lives, struggles and perseverance of LGBTQ individuals living in Kansas. The film is based on C.J. Janovy’s 2018 nonfiction…

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Byrne Pelofsky Honors Grantees at Truman Heartland Community Foundation Grants Luncheon

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The Byrne Pelofsky team was honored to sponsor and attend the 24th Annual Grants Luncheon for the Truman Heartland Community Foundation. The luncheon recognizes the 2019 grant recipients who were awarded over $300,00 in grants on behalf of charitable funds at the community foundation. The Truman Heartland Community Foundation works in partnership with nonprofits that share their passion and vision…

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501(c) Success Series 2019: Natalye Paquin on The Civic Century

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How are you and your organization going to kick start the multiplication effect? This, among many other takeaways, is what Natalye Paquin, President & CEO of Points of Light, wants Kansas City nonprofit leaders to infuse into their volunteering movements. Natalye spoke to over 100 nonprofit professionals in the Kansas City area on Tuesday, October 29, as part of the…

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Jeffrey Byrne invited to join Kansas City Business Journal Leadership Trust

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Jeffrey D. Byrne, Co-Founder & CEO of Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, has been invited to join the Kansas City Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in the Kansas City area. Jeffrey was chosen for membership by the Kansas City Business Journal Leadership Trust Selection Committee due to his experience, leadership and influence…

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