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The Salvation Army Western Division Appoints New Divisional Executive Director of Development

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JB+A is pleased to announce that, following a nationwide search conducted by our firm, Mr. Jeffrey W. Beckman has been appointed  as the Divisional Executive Director of Development for The Salvation Army’s Western Division headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Beckman has been a professional fundraiser for 20 years, having most recently served as the Senior Vice President for Resource Development…

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JB+A Presents at Assistance League National Conference

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Judy Keller, JB+A Executive Vice President, recently presented during the 2015 Assistance League National Conference in San Diego:  “Celebrate the Past – Embrace the Future – Reflect and Revitalize“.  The Assistance League National Conference provides the opportunity for chapter members from around the country to gather for networking and educational development. Judy joined Libby Blair and Pat Reinier, two members of the…

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JB+A Client Partner Special Olympics Missouri Receives $1.5 Million Gift

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JB+A is excited to celebrate the fundraising success of its client partner, Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO), who recently received a $1.5 million gift from an anonymous donor to support its planned Training for Life Campus. This donation represents the largest single cash gift received to date for the campaign.  The Training for Life Campus will occupy 16.5 acres in Jefferson…

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JB+A Client Partner Willa Cather Foundation Celebrates Groundbreaking

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JB+A is proud to announce its client partner, Willa Cather Foundation, recently broke ground on its National Willa Cather Center.  More than 200 supporters came to Red Cloud, Nebraska, for the celebration, including acclaimed historian Richard Norton Smith.  In 2016, the NWCC will open its doors as a vibrant arts and educational center that will serve approximately 8,000 annual visitors….

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Nonprofits Should Flex their Advocacy Muscle… but Clear Definitions are Needed from the IRS

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Judy Keller Executive Vice President   A United State Senate Judiciary Committee recently addressed IRS oversight of partisan political activity by tax-exempt organizations. The move is recognition that the current definitions and rules governing partisan political activity are unclear. Advocacy is permissible for any 501(c)(3) and political activity is permissible for certain tax-exempt organizations, but many do not engage in…

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JB+A Client Partner SAFEHOME Receives its FOURTH Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating in a Row

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Congratulations to JB+A client partner SAFEHOME for receiving its FOURTH 4-Star Rating in a row from Charity Navigator.  According to Charity Navigator, only 8% of the charities it reviews have received at least four 4-Star ratings in a row. “I am thrilled that SAFEHOME has received this distinction from Charity Navigator, but I am also not surprised,” says JB+A President…

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Participate in the NRC Summer Survey

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The deadline to participate in the survey is Wednesday, August 19.  Thank you for taking 15 minutes to answer these questions. Your feedback will provide unique insights into fundraising practice, to help your organization and others.   As a member of The Giving Institute, JB+A is a proud partner of the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC), which studies trends in fundraising twice…

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JB+A Client Partner Leavenworth County Humane Society Gains Conditional Use Permit

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The Lansing City Council unanimously voted on August 6th to approve the Conditional Use Permit to allow Leavenworth County Humane Society (LCHS) to build and operate a “no kill” pet animal shelter in the Lansing Business Center. LCHS is the only organization working to build and operate a no-kill pet animal shelter to serve all Leavenworth County residents. The organization will…

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Jeffrey Byrne Elected Chair of The Giving Institute

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Represents National Consultant Thought Leaders in Philanthropy The JB+A Team is proud to announce Jeffrey D. Byrne, firm President + CEO, has been elected to Chair of the Board of Directors of The Giving Institute. The Giving Institute is designed to help elevate the fundraising consulting and nonprofit services industry and enhance the philanthropic sector. JB+A is the only Kansas…

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