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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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Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018 – Coming to Kansas City June 21

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June 21, 2019 Giving USA 2019 with Dr. Patrick Rooney Part of the Nonprofit Connect 501 (c) Success National Speaker Series, sponsored by Byrne Pelofsky + Associates and Bank of America For more than 60 years, nonprofit leaders, fundraisers and donors have relied on the comprehensive giving data in Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. The research in this annual…

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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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Is There a Doctor in the House? Check out Byrne Pelofsky’s Latest Team Member on KC Cares

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Is There a Doctor in the House? Yes, actually, there are TWO! To survive and thrive, nonprofits must tell their stories and communicate their impact. The KC Cares nonprofit radio show and podcast gives them opportunities to share their story to a wider audience. With more than 8,000 nonprofit organizations in the Kansas City area, KC Cares’ mission is to…

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Save the Dates! 501(c)Success National Speaker Series

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Byrne Pelofsky + Associates is proud to sponsor Nonprofit Connect’s 501(c)Success National Speaker Series again in 2019.  Stay tuned for dates and speaker updates and be sure to mark your calendars! Giving USA 2019: Friday, June 21 Dr. Patrick Rooney, associate dean for academic affairs and research at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, will return to Kansas City on Friday, June…

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Byrne Pelofsky Welcomes New Team Members

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Introducing Byrne Pelofsky’s Newest Team Members We’ve merged, we’ve moved and we’re growing!  Byrne Pelofsky is excited to introduce our newest team members: Beth Silverstein, Dani Schaeffer and Nikki Williamson.  All three bring successful nonprofit backgrounds and expertise that complement our team and will benefit those we serve. Welcome Beth, Dani and Nikki! Elizabeth Reynolds Silverstein, Senior Consultant Beth comes…

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Create Charitable Giving Magic – Without a Wand

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Beth Silverstein Senior Consultant When donor passion intersects with institutional aspiration, magic happens.  But the real magic is what it takes to get to the pinnacle of relationship where donor and cause are seamlessly, intensely aligned. It is a well-known trend that donors are beginning to focus their giving, narrowing the number of organizations they support.  They are also looking…

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ArtsKC Regional Arts Council Annual Awards Luncheon

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Photo Credit: Rivas Photography The ArtsKC Regional Arts Council celebrated its 20th anniversary with its Annual Awards Luncheon on February 28. Nate Orr and Richard Wetzel served as co-chairmen for the event, which was held at the Kay Barnes Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Shirley Bush Helzberg, Joan Israelite, Janice Kreamer, Henry Bloch, the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation,…

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