Lisa Pelofsky and Barb Bloch Changing Lives through KC Scholars

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KC Scholars provides the opportunity for college for those that likely would not have otherwise attended or completed. The program was incubated at the Kauffman Foundation and is now an independent 501c3 with a community-based board of directors. KC Scholars creates life-changing opportunities by providing the means – through scholarships and financial incentives to promote college savings – for low-…

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The Recession Wild Card – Jeffrey Byrne Featured in the Chronicle on Philanthropy

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Jeffrey Byrne, Co-Founder + CEO of Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, was interviewed by the Chronicle on Philanthropy for their 2020 series on critical events and trends affecting the nonprofit sector. Jeffrey gave his insights, based on 30+ years of fundraising experience, on how to prepare for and what to expect from a potential recession in the coming years. If you…

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Is Nonprofit Collaboration Right for You? Probably!

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By Lisa Pelofsky, Co-Founder + CEO One of the most important tools a good consultant brings to a client is collaboration. After providing fund development consultation for over 15 years, my greatest success stories are those that involve clients collaborating. There are a multitude of reasons for collaboration amongst nonprofit agencies. First and foremost, efficiency and cost effectiveness. The greatest…

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Byrne Pelofsky Enjoys a Successful Year with Health Forward Foundation

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This holiday season, we are grateful for our talented and committed Grants Team. They are the unsung heroes behind our client accounts – taking a mission and vision and turning it into a focused, concise and compelling funding request that has the potential to transform an organization’s activities and operations. Case in point: their 2019 track record with the Health…

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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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501(c) Success Series 2019: Natalye Paquin on The Civic Century

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How are you and your organization going to kick start the multiplication effect? This, among many other takeaways, is what Natalye Paquin, President & CEO of Points of Light, wants Kansas City nonprofit leaders to infuse into their volunteering movements. Natalye spoke to over 100 nonprofit professionals in the Kansas City area on Tuesday, October 29, as part of the…

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Jeffrey Byrne invited to join Kansas City Business Journal Leadership Trust

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Jeffrey D. Byrne, Co-Founder & CEO of Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, has been invited to join the Kansas City Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in the Kansas City area. Jeffrey was chosen for membership by the Kansas City Business Journal Leadership Trust Selection Committee due to his experience, leadership and influence…

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bbcon 2019: The Tech Gathering for Social Good

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Earlier this month, Jeffrey attended bbcon 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee,  joining thousands of social good professionals for three days of unforgettable sessions and tech innovations. Organized by Blackbaud, the conference is the premier tech gathering for organizations and change agents driving social good. With content for arts and cultural organizations, cause-based nonprofits, educational institutions, faith communities, healthcare organizations, foundations, and…

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#GivingTuesday: December 3, 2019

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Social media + celebration = global giving = #GivingTuesday. In 2018, #GivingTuesday raised more than $400 million online through 3.6 million gifts in more than 150 countries around the world.  And for the eighth year in a row, Lamar Advertising is generously sponsoring #GivingTuesday billboards all over the metro area. Keep your eye out for the billboards over the Thanksgiving…

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