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Fundraising on the Front Lines: Virtual Fundraising Success Stories in the Age of Social Distancing – with Susan Tideman + Laura Berger

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Byrne Pelofsky recently shared our Six Steps to a Successful (Virtual) Solicitation. But what happens when you put these tips and strategies into practice? We asked two seasoned fundraisers working in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area – Susan Tideman, Associate Vice President of Advancement at William Jewell College, and Laura Berger, Director of Development at Saint Luke’s Foundation, about what…

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Fundraising during Election Season – How to Break through the Noise

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2020 political fundraising is already breaking records. As the pandemic continues and fuels a divisive political climate, nonprofits are wondering how to stay top of mind with their donors and compete with their political priorities this fall. Although it may seem like political fundraising yields an enormous amount (which it does), it’s nothing compared to overall charitable giving. In fact,…

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Six Steps to a Successful (Virtual) Solicitation

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The bad news for nonprofits? It looks like we’re in it for the long haul with social distancing restrictions. The good news? Major gift solicitations on a virtual platform seem to be working. But as with all solicitations, there is a right and a wrong way to go about it. And without the personal foundation of a face-to-face connection, fundraisers…

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Client Success Story: The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Grant

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Byrne Pelofsky is now in our seventeenth year writing the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part A Program grant for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. Our long history with the program and the incredible impact this grant has on people living with HIV in our community make it a special project that we look forward to every year. The Ryan White…

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A Fundraising Mantra During COVID-19: Keep in Touch with Your Donors

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By John Marshall Senior Consultant No corner of our society has escaped the impact of COVID-19, including the non-profit sector. Charitable organizations have been forced to look at how they are delivering services and their fundraisers are being counted on more than ever to raise the funds needed to keep the doors open. It hasn’t been easy, yet there is…

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So, you want to apply for grants?

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By Karrin Huhmann Research + Grants Coordinator Determine your organization’s “grant readiness” before finalizing that contract with a grant professional. The prospect of grant funding for your organization is enticing! You have a great program, project, or idea. You think it’s going to make an impact and merits the support of foundations looking to “give” money to worthy causes. However,…

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Top Five Ways Nonprofits Can Use Giving USA 2020

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By Jeffrey Byrne Co-Founder + CEO Giving USA is a powerful tool. It 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.  Although 2019 may feel like a distant memory in light of the transformative events of 2020, nonprofit organizations can still…

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GIVING USA 2020: AMERICANS GAVE $449.64 BILLION TO CHARITY IN 2019

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Giving USA 2020: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2019 reports that Americans gave $449.64 billion to charity in one of the highest years for giving on record Editor’s Note: Please join Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, LLC, Bank of America and Nonprofit Connect for 15 Years of presenting Giving USA to Kansas City. This special presentation of Giving…

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Grant Making is Changing: It’s About Time

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By Lisa Pelofsky, Co-Founder + CEO Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Byrne Pelofsky grants team has been paying close attention to how funders are responding to the rapidly evolving needs of nonprofits. Funders are reevaluating the way they conduct grant making activities requiring our team to pivot and refocus our strategy with a number of our grant…

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Client Success Story: DPI Reaches $3.25m Campaign Goal in the Midst of COVID-19 Crisis

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Byrne Pelofsky is thrilled to announce that our client, Developing Potential, Inc. (DPI) crossed the finish line on a $3.25 million capital campaign in April 2020.   The Building Lives capital campaign funded the construction of a community-oriented, universally-designed facility that will allow individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve their highest potential. DPI is led by a committed leadership team with…

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