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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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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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The Future of Fundraising Events After COVID-19

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By Barb Bloch, Director of Major Gifts  If your annual fundraising gala is a major source of your organization’s revenue, COVID-19 has understandably complicated your year. You have made the difficult, but necessary decision to postpone your event. But now what? Can you still hold an event this year? And what will fundraisers look like in the new normal? Here…

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Navigating the CARES Act + Small Business Administration Loans during COVID-19

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Federal Grant Opportunities The CARES Act includes appropriations for Federal Grants – and your organization may be eligible! Byrne Pelofsky is uniquely positioned to work with your organization to apply for federal grants. Our grant writing team has secured millions of dollars in federal funds for our clients, and is well placed to navigate the complex world of the public…

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Happy Birthday to Byrne Pelofsky!

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By Lisa Pelofsky Co-Founder + CEO Around this time last year, Jeffrey Byrne and I merged our two firms. It was a paced, methodical process that brought us to this point, but after a year of laying the groundwork, we merged to form Byrne Pelofsky + Associates in January 2019. One year later, here is what I have learned and…

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Lisa Pelofsky and Barb Bloch Changing Lives through KC Scholars

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KC Scholars provides the opportunity for college for those that likely would not have otherwise attended or completed. The program was incubated at the Kauffman Foundation and is now an independent 501c3 with a community-based board of directors. KC Scholars creates life-changing opportunities by providing the means – through scholarships and financial incentives to promote college savings – for low-…

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The Recession Wild Card – Jeffrey Byrne Featured in the Chronicle on Philanthropy

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Jeffrey Byrne, Co-Founder + CEO of Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, was interviewed by the Chronicle on Philanthropy for their 2020 series on critical events and trends affecting the nonprofit sector. Jeffrey gave his insights, based on 30+ years of fundraising experience, on how to prepare for and what to expect from a potential recession in the coming years. If you…

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Byrne Pelofsky Enjoys a Successful Year with Health Forward Foundation

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This holiday season, we are grateful for our talented and committed Grants Team. They are the unsung heroes behind our client accounts – taking a mission and vision and turning it into a focused, concise and compelling funding request that has the potential to transform an organization’s activities and operations. Case in point: their 2019 track record with the Health…

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