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How to Boost Donor Loyalty with Your Email Campaigns: 4 Tips

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While marketing trends are always changing, it’s clear that the more traditional techniques—such as email marketing— are alive and well. In fact, 77% of marketers claim their email engagement has increased over the past year, indicating that email marketing isn’t going anywhere. The key to effective email marketing is connecting with donors as individuals, optimizing your content, and making your…
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BP+A Client Spotlight: The Transition Academy

By All Posts, Byrne Pelofsky Client Fundraising Success, Capacity Building, Fundraising, News You Can Use No Comments
Kim Riley, Founder and Executive Director of The Transition Academy, is making a difference in the lives and futures of high school youth with disabilities. When it was time for Kim and her son - who meets the requirements for the Individualized Education Program (IEP) - to make a plan for life beyond high school, Riley found herself in a…
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How to Boost Donor Loyalty with Your Email Campaigns

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Plenty of marketing and fundraising bloggers will lead you to believe that email marketing is not an effective way to build donor relationships. Sure, it might help increase awareness of your cause. But according to some critics, as far as generating long-lasting support goes, there are more effective outreach strategies available that help nonprofits connect with supporters on a deeper…
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4 Tech-Fueled Strategies to Elevate Your Nonprofit’s Image

By All Posts, Capacity Building, Database Management, Donor Cultivation, Fundraising, Technology No Comments
It’s hard to understate the power of your nonprofit’s image and public persona. Your image builds trust in your organization. When supporters trust your brand, they believe that you will use their donations for furthering your cause how you say you will.  Your image builds awareness around your work, associating your nonprofit with the mission area that you serve. It…
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Good News From Blackbaud: The Blackbaud Institute Reports Largest Growth in Giving since 2012

By All Posts, Capacity Building, Current Events/News, Education, Fundraising, News You Can Use, Strategic Planning No Comments
The Blackbaud Institute recently released its annual Charitable Giving Report and found that giving in the United States grew 9%, which represents the largest increase in a decade. Blackbaud serves the “social good community” with innovative cloud-based software solutions.  The Blackbaud Institute is Blackbaud’s research and community impact arm, bringing together leading innovators and experts to foster collaborative solutions to…
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More than just Fundraising Consultants: How Three Decades as an Executive Director Prepared me for the World of Fundraising

By All Posts, Capacity Building, Commentary, Fundraising, Insights, Planned Giving No Comments
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 to work with and understand…
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Partner Spotlight: Kansas City Autism Training Center

By All Posts, Byrne Pelofsky Client Fundraising Success, Capacity Building, Education, Grants No Comments
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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Client Success Story: KC Mayor Appoints Swope Health CEO, Jeron Ravin, to COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force

By All Posts, Capacity Building, Current Events/News, Healthcare, News You Can Use No Comments
Jeron Ravin, JD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Swope Health, has been appointed by Mayor Quinton Lucas to serve on Kansas City’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force. Ravin joins an esteemed group of leaders on the task force whose roles range from healthcare and public health to operational and organizational logistics. Mayor Lucas assembled the task force to ensure equitable…
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Fundraising on the Front Lines: Virtual Fundraising Success Stories in the Age of Social Distancing – with Susan Tideman + Laura Berger

By All Posts, Byrne Pelofsky Client Fundraising Success, Capacity Building, Donor Cultivation, Fundraising, Major Gift Solicitation, News You Can Use, Stewardship No Comments
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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Six Steps to Fundraising Success in the Post-COVID “New Normal”

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As the Kansas City Metro heads into the second month of the mandated lockdown, we are looking ahead to what a post COVID-19 world could look like for the nonprofit sector. Over the next nine months, nonprofits need to be proactive in order to minimize the damage of this crisis. But what effect(s) will this pandemic have on the future…
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