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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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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Corporate Social Responsibility – Embrace it in 2020!

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As part of Jeffrey’s exclusive membership with the Kansas City Business Journal Leadership Trust, his most recent article takes a deep dive into the world of corporate social responsibility and why it should be a main component of your business plan. Click here to access the article in the Kansas City Business Journal or read on! By Jeffrey Byrne Co-Founder…

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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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9 Cardinal Rules for Special Event Success

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Barb is an expert special event planner and has been active in the philanthropic community of Kansas City for over three decades. As the Director of Major Gifts for Byrne Pelofsky, Barb provides expert consultation and guidance on individual donor solicitation, cultivation and growth for our clients.  It’s officially Fall and you know what that means….special events season is upon…

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Spotlight on Success : The Mabee Challenge Grant

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In the nonprofit world, the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation and their coveted Mabee Challenge Grant, represent the pinnacle of capital campaign fundraising success. Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Mabee Foundation was founded by John E. Mabee and his wife, Lottie E. Mabee in 1948 with an aim to fund charitable organizations in the South and Southwestern United States. Today,…

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Byrne Pelofsky Consultant Spotlight: Beth Silverstein

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Byrne Pelofsky is a full service fundraising consultancy delivering a complete set of tools to ensure fundraising success. How do we manage to offer such a broad range of services and expertise? It all comes down to our brilliant team of consultants that bring decades of experience in fundraising to the table. For our Byrne Pelofsky Consultant Spotlight, we aim…

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Giving USA 2019: Americans gave $427.71 billion to charity in 2018 during a complicated year for charitable giving

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Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018 Americans gave $427.71 billion to charity in 2018 during a complicated year for charitable giving Shaped by a mixture of counteracting economic and policy factors, total contributions grew 0.7% in current dollars, declined 1.7% adjusted for inflation Editor’s Note: If you live in the Greater Kansas City area,…

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RJ Children’s Haven: Making a Special Event Truly Special

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Lisa Roush Morse Vice President When introducing a newly created agency to the good people of the greater Kansas City, you can take a page from the RJ Children’s Haven (RJCH) playbook! On May 9, RJCH’s Board members and volunteers welcomed more than 100 people into the Grand Street Café community meeting room, offering a warm breakfast and a warm-your-heart…

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Grant Writing + Prospect Research = The Perfect Pair

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Danielle Schaefer Grants Coordinator When you officially join the ranks of grant writers, you imagine yourself writing all day, sending in application after application and receiving checks from willing donors with whom you’ve created incredible connections through your work. Unfortunately, prospect research isn’t always thought of as an upfront and critical part of the grant writing process, especially for those…

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