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Byrne Pelofsky Supports the Victory Fund in Kansas City

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Byrne Pelofsky Co-Founders Jeffrey Byrne and Lisa Pelofsky rubbed shoulders with Governor Laura Kelly and U.S. Representative Sharice Davids at the Victory Fund Champagne Brunch on September 15. The Victory Fund’s annual visit to Kansas City celebrates open LGBTQ leaders from across the Midwest and the movement’s progress in the region. There was much to toast to this year, particularly…

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Introducing Byrne Pelofsky’s Newest Team Members

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Suzanne Dicken, Vice President of Strategic Development “Following the exciting news of our merger, we are delighted to welcome Suzanne as our Vice President of Strategic Development. Suzanne’s background in marketing, business development and nonprofit administration will help take our expert fundraising services and new identity as Byrne Pelofsky to the next level.”  -Jeffrey Byrne, President + CEO A Kansas…

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Spotlight on Success : The Mabee Challenge Grant

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In the nonprofit world, the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation and their coveted Mabee Challenge Grant, represent the pinnacle of capital campaign fundraising success. Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Mabee Foundation was founded by John E. Mabee and his wife, Lottie E. Mabee in 1948 with an aim to fund charitable organizations in the South and Southwestern United States. Today,…

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UNI Seeks Director of Development

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Byrne Pelofsky + Associates client partner Urban Neighborhood Initiative, based in Kansas City, Missouri, is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to join its staff as Director of Development. Byrne Pelofsky is assisting with the search.  Please note the application instructions below. Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI), one of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Big 5 Ideas, is a nonprofit organization established to…

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Giving USA 2019: Americans gave $427.71 billion to charity in 2018 during a complicated year for charitable giving

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Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018 Americans gave $427.71 billion to charity in 2018 during a complicated year for charitable giving Shaped by a mixture of counteracting economic and policy factors, total contributions grew 0.7% in current dollars, declined 1.7% adjusted for inflation Editor’s Note: If you live in the Greater Kansas City area,…

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Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018 – Coming to Kansas City June 21

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June 21, 2019 Giving USA 2019 with Dr. Patrick Rooney Part of the Nonprofit Connect 501 (c) Success National Speaker Series, sponsored by Byrne Pelofsky + Associates and Bank of America For more than 60 years, nonprofit leaders, fundraisers and donors have relied on the comprehensive giving data in Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. The research in this annual…

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Is There a Doctor in the House? Check out Byrne Pelofsky’s Latest Team Member on KC Cares

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Is There a Doctor in the House? Yes, actually, there are TWO! To survive and thrive, nonprofits must tell their stories and communicate their impact. The KC Cares nonprofit radio show and podcast gives them opportunities to share their story to a wider audience. With more than 8,000 nonprofit organizations in the Kansas City area, KC Cares’ mission is to…

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Congratulations Byrne Pelofsky Client Partner Developing Potential, Inc.

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Congratulations to Developing Potential, Inc. (DPI) on its recently awarded $650,000 challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, which will help them reach their $3.25 million campaign goal. The campaign will help DPI build a community-oriented, universally-designed facility that will allow individuals more choice in receiving services close to home and increase DPI’s overall service capacity. “Developing Potential…

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Save the Dates! 501(c)Success National Speaker Series

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Byrne Pelofsky + Associates is proud to sponsor Nonprofit Connect’s 501(c)Success National Speaker Series again in 2019.  Stay tuned for dates and speaker updates and be sure to mark your calendars! Giving USA 2019: Friday, June 21 Dr. Patrick Rooney, associate dean for academic affairs and research at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, will return to Kansas City on Friday, June…

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Byrne Pelofsky Welcomes New Team Members

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Introducing Byrne Pelofsky’s Newest Team Members We’ve merged, we’ve moved and we’re growing!  Byrne Pelofsky is excited to introduce our newest team members: Beth Silverstein, Dani Schaeffer and Nikki Williamson.  All three bring successful nonprofit backgrounds and expertise that complement our team and will benefit those we serve. Welcome Beth, Dani and Nikki! Elizabeth Reynolds Silverstein, Senior Consultant Beth comes…

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