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Managing Board Expectations: A Two-Way Street

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Boards come in all shapes and sizes. Some with a cast of seemingly thousands of members and others with as few as six. Some with many committees and others with only an Executive Committee calling the shots. Some have a terrific composition and others could use some diversification. Regardless, all nonprofits (for the most part) are governed by Boards of…

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Top 5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Giving USA 2021

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By Jeffrey D. Byrne Co-Founder + CEO  Giving USA is the most trusted annual report on the sources and uses of philanthropy in the United States, but it’s also a valuable resource in helping us improve philanthropy.  Nonprofit organizations can use Giving USA 2021 data to help identify trends as well as opportunities to strengthen their fundraising in the coming years. Case in point, Giving USA…

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Congressional Earmarks are Back: What it means for nonprofits

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After being terminated nearly a decade ago, the practice of funding home-state projects is back. Members of Congress are once again accepting earmarks for spending bills for the next fiscal year allowing lawmakers to direct funds towards specific projects in their home states or districts. The practice was reinstated because lawmakers argue that the absence of these earmarks has weakened…

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Partner Spotlight: Kansas City Autism Training Center

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Known to its families as Astra Day School, Kansas City Autism Training Center (KcATC) is committed to helping children on the Autism Spectrum fulfill their potential through ethical, evidence-based treatment, education, and training. Byrne Pelofsky has been working with KcATC over the past twelve months to grow their resource development efforts through grant research and writing and through major gifts…

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How to Attract Mega-Philanthropy – No Matter Your Organization’s Size

By | All Posts, Byrne Pelofsky Client Fundraising Success, Donor Cultivation, Education, Fundraising, Major Gift Solicitation, News You Can Use, Prospect Research | No Comments

By Jeffrey D. Byrne Co-Founder + CEO I recently solicited a prospective donor – over Zoom – for an eight-figure gift on behalf of one of our capital campaign clients. I have more than 30 years of fundraising experience under my belt, but I have NEVER asked a donor for such a substantial gift through a computer screen. But such…

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Take the Plunge into Planned Giving in 2021

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2020 forced many nonprofits to think about establishing long-term sustainability. When the inevitable recession comes along and traditional fundraising must be put on pause, what programs do you have in place to fill the gaps? This is where a robust planned giving program can really come in handy.  Properly orchestrated, a planned giving program can provide wonderful benefits to your…

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The Critical Role Nonprofits will Play in Our Changing World – with Rob Kaplan, President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

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Nonprofit Connect, Byrne Pelofsky and Bank of America were honored to host Rob Kaplan, President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Co-Chair of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, as a keynote speaker in the annual 501c Success National Speaker Series. This series brings prominent thought leaders to Kansas City to discuss the latest nonprofit research and…

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The Future of Fundraising Events After COVID-19

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By Barb Bloch, Director of Major Gifts  If your annual fundraising gala is a major source of your organization’s revenue, COVID-19 has understandably complicated your year. You have made the difficult, but necessary decision to postpone your event. But now what? Can you still hold an event this year? And what will fundraisers look like in the new normal? Here…

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Navigating the CARES Act + Small Business Administration Loans during COVID-19

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Federal Grant Opportunities The CARES Act includes appropriations for Federal Grants – and your organization may be eligible! Byrne Pelofsky is uniquely positioned to work with your organization to apply for federal grants. Our grant writing team has secured millions of dollars in federal funds for our clients, and is well placed to navigate the complex world of the public…

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An Understudied Area of Philanthropy – A New Special Report from Giving USA Foundation Investigates the Planned Giving Donor

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Giving USA Foundation released a special report on planned giving highlighting the need for more information on this growing area of philanthropy. Leaving a Legacy: A New Look at Planned Giving Donors reveals key trends, motivations, and information that will help nonprofit organizations work more effectively with these donors. The study features research from a team led by Elizabeth J. Dale,…

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