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Fundraising on the Edge of Economic Instability

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Fundraisers are nervously watching the economic indicators and stakeholders’ reactions to the ups and downs of the stock market.  Do we batten down the hatches? Do we ride it out, hoping for the best?  What is the right move at this time? The good news is that, historically, giving during a downturn has dropped by only 0.5%.  Even during the…

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Giving USA 2022: Americans gave a record $484.85 billion to charity in 2021 thanks to a strong stock market and GDP

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According to Giving USA 2022: The Annual Report on Philanthropy, American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $484.85 billion to U.S. charities in 2021. Thanks to a strong year for the stock market and GDP, 2021 giving nearly kept pace with inflation following 2020’s record giving year and outpouring of support for the nonprofit sector. Giving USA, the…

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Vegas + Louisville: A Tale of Two Cities

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Byrne Pelofsky recently participated in conducting and writing feasibility studies on behalf of the cities of Las Vegas, Nevada and Louisville, Kentucky as part of the Build Back Better grant process of which both cities and their respective innovation initiatives are finalists.  Byrne Pelofsky was proud to partner with the Waymaker Group to study both cities’ readiness to build upon…

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New Client-Partner Announcement: Pet Resource Center of Kansas City

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Byrne Pelofsky is thrilled to announce that we have recently partnered with the Pet Resource Center of Kansas City (PRCKC) to help plan, fund and implement a major expansion to their facilities and services. Since 2002, PRCKC (formerly Spay and Neuter Kansas City) has provided a powerful set of services that pet owners in the KC metro need to help…

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Good News From Blackbaud: The Blackbaud Institute Reports Largest Growth in Giving since 2012

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The Blackbaud Institute recently released its annual Charitable Giving Report and found that giving in the United States grew 9%, which represents the largest increase in a decade. Blackbaud serves the “social good community” with innovative cloud-based software solutions.  The Blackbaud Institute is Blackbaud’s research and community impact arm, bringing together leading innovators and experts to foster collaborative solutions to…

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Byrne Pelofsky Partners with Katie Santambrogio, Senior Consultant, in Vail, Colorado

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“It is our pleasure to announce Katie will be supporting nonprofits with her breadth of experience in fundraising and community impact,” says Jeffrey D. Byrne, Co-Founder + CEO of Byrne Pelofsky. “Katie is a forward-thinking fundraising professional and her experience complements her passion for nonprofit success. Our team is thrilled she is partnering with BP+A in this capacity. I have…

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$6,000,000 in Federal Funding Awarded to Byrne Pelofsky Clients

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Building bridges to use public sector funding to support nonprofits is part of what we love about fundraising. A year-long effort to secure federal appropriations for our client-partners recently resulted in three significant allocations from the offices of Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II (D-MO), Representative Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO). The competitive omnibus funding will move critical projects forward…

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Client-Partner Spotlight on…Amethyst Place

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Byrne Pelofsky is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Amethyst Place that will provide crucial development funding for an expansion project. Amethyst Place is seeking to raise $14,100,000 to fund the transformation of 1.28 acres of blighted, vacant land in Midtown Kansas City into 34 apartments and townhomes. This effort will double their current supportive housing capacity and…

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University of Central Missouri Secures Oliphant Trust Funding for Historic Hendricks Hall Renovation

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Byrne Pelofsky is delighted to report that our client, University of Central Missouri (UCM), recently received a $100,000 gift from the Robert E. Oliphant Charitable Foundation Trust to support their capital campaign to restore and revitalize UCM’s iconic Hendricks Hall.  James W. Pollard, Co-Trustee & UCM alum (left) presented the gift to Courtney Goddard, UCM Vice President of Advancement (right),…

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Lisa Pelofsky Speaks at Aim4Peace Community Conversations

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Lisa Pelofsky recently spoke at a Community Conversations session hosted by Aim4Peace Violence Prevention Program. Aim4Peace’s Community Conversations is part of a series of workshops aiming to enhance the work of community leaders in Kansas City and empower the community to create safer and healthier neighborhoods. The workshops are facilitated by community partners who are leading experts on the topic….

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