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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Jeffrey Endorses…..Simply FundraisingCRM: Save Time + Raise More Money

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By Jeffrey D. Byrne Co-Founder+ CEO I am proud to endorse Simply FundraisingCRM, a new fundraising software product that has just hit the market. As my colleagues in the industry know, there are many options out there for nonprofits to track and maintain their donor records. Simply FundraisingCRM is an ideal solution for small or smart nonprofits who want to…

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Client Success Story: Kansas City Kansas Community College Awarded $10,000,000 from Sunderland Foundation

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Byrne Pelofsky is excited to announce that our client, Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation has been awarded $10,000,000 from the Sunderland Foundation in support of their Centennial Path to 2023 capital campaign. Byrne Pelofsky is currently providing campaign management services to KCKCC as they raise $70,000,000 to fund the construction of a new Downtown Community Education Center. The award was recently announced…

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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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Giving USA 2021: Americans gave a record $471.44 billion to charity in 2020 during an uncertain and challenging year

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Total estimated charitable giving in the United States rose 5.1 percent between 2019 and 2020 despite the many challenges of 2020 Editor’s Note: Please join Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, LLC, Bank of America and Nonprofit Connect for 16 Years of presenting Giving USA to Kansas City. This special presentation of Giving USA 2021: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the…

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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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Client Success Story: KC Kosher Meals on Wheels Secures Sunderland Foundation Grant

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Congratulations to the Gan Chabad Torah Learning Center (TLC) on its recently awarded $250,000 grant from the Sunderland Foundation, which will help them reach their $1.2 million capital campaign goal. With the help of Byrne Pelofsky’s consulting team, TLC is raising funds to support the expansion of their KC Kosher Meals on Wheels facility to support their rapidly growing meal…

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More than just Fundraising Consultants: How Three Decades as an Executive Director Prepared me for the World of Fundraising

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By Eric Tschanz, Senior Consultant Yes, we have experience with raising funds for projects, but the three Senior Consultants at Byrne Pelofsky also bring over 75 years of upper-level management experience as Executive Directors to the table.  This gives us a different perspective on fundraising situations as well as overall institutional management.  We have been there as staff, have had…

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Client Partner Spotlight: After the Harvest Celebrates Earth Day

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After the Harvest’s (ATH) mission is to fight hunger, improve nutrition, and reduce food waste by rescuing fresh produce and distributing it to organizations that feed hungry people. Each week, ATH delivers fresh produce to more than 360 agencies that serve over 35,000 hungry people in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The organization has saved nearly 25 million pounds of…

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Virtual and Hybrid Fundraising Events: What We’ve Learned and Where We’re Going

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Back in April 2020, amidst the stay-at-home orders and uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, our special events guru shared her expertise on how to make the most out of our strange situation in the age of social distancing. One year later and she’s back to update us on the tried-and-true tips for hosting a virtual or hybrid event….

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