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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

By | All Posts, Boards + Leadership, Campaign Planning + Management, Capacity Building, Current Events/News, Donor Cultivation, Fundraising, Giving USA, Grants, Legislative + Advocacy, Major Gift Solicitation, News You Can Use, Planned Giving, Stewardship, Strategic Planning, The Giving Institute | No Comments

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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What Was Giving Up To in 2018?

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Jeffrey D. Byrne Co-Founder + CEO Check out the latest snapshot of donor behavior The Quarterly Fundraising Report from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project and Growth in Giving Initiative reveals some positive trends and opportunities in charitable giving.  But what are the facts behind this giving?  And how should nonprofits adjust their fundraising strategies accordingly? There are positive indicators, but we cannot…

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Last Minute Tax Considerations to Save Donors Money in April!

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Editor’s Note: JB+A  is pleased to feature our friend and colleague William McMorran, Senior Partner and Planned Giving Consultant with Green Oak Consulting Group, which provides tailored planned giving solutions for nonprofit organizations, individuals and retirement communities.  Bill believes donors, and the charities that they believe in, deserve a committed and trusted partner to create and support meaningful planned gifts. For more…

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Mindful Fundraising in Membership Organizations

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Jennifer Studebaker Coordinator of Administration + Consulting “We do not engage in fundraising. We’re a membership-based organization.” This is the response I have received when engaging with associations and other nonprofits that operate on a membership model. While I understand developing a giving program sounds like a lot of work, you do not need a sophisticated development department to make…

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