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Congressional Earmarks are Back: What it means for nonprofits

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After being terminated nearly a decade ago, the practice of funding home-state projects is back. Members of Congress are once again accepting earmarks for spending bills for the next fiscal year allowing lawmakers to direct funds towards specific projects in their home states or districts. The practice was reinstated because lawmakers argue that the absence of these earmarks has weakened…

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Client Success Story: KC Kosher Meals on Wheels Secures Sunderland Foundation Grant

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Congratulations to the Gan Chabad Torah Learning Center (TLC) on its recently awarded $250,000 grant from the Sunderland Foundation, which will help them reach their $1.2 million capital campaign goal. With the help of Byrne Pelofsky’s consulting team, TLC is raising funds to support the expansion of their KC Kosher Meals on Wheels facility to support their rapidly growing meal…

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More than just Fundraising Consultants: How Three Decades as an Executive Director Prepared me for the World of Fundraising

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By Eric Tschanz, Senior Consultant 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…

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Client Partner Spotlight: After the Harvest Celebrates Earth Day

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After the Harvest’s (ATH) mission is to fight hunger, improve nutrition, and reduce food waste by rescuing fresh produce and distributing it to organizations that feed hungry people. Each week, ATH delivers fresh produce to more than 360 agencies that serve over 35,000 hungry people in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The organization has saved nearly 25 million pounds of…

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Client Success Story: KC Mayor Appoints Swope Health CEO, Jeron Ravin, to COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force

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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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How to Attract Mega-Philanthropy – No Matter Your Organization’s Size

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By Jeffrey D. Byrne Co-Founder + CEO I recently solicited a prospective donor – over Zoom – for an eight-figure gift on behalf of one of our capital campaign clients. I have more than 30 years of fundraising experience under my belt, but I have NEVER asked a donor for such a substantial gift through a computer screen. But such…

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The American Rescue Plan – How does the Biden Stimulus Package Help Nonprofits?

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Both the stimulus plan enacted in December 2020 and the Biden Administration’s proposed plan contain measures aimed at relieving stress on nonprofits that are providing critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s in the December 2020 Stimulus Package? The main highlights from the December stimulus package include the extension of the temporary charitable deduction available to people who don’t itemize…

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Take the Plunge into Planned Giving in 2021

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2020 forced many nonprofits to think about establishing long-term sustainability. When the inevitable recession comes along and traditional fundraising must be put on pause, what programs do you have in place to fill the gaps? This is where a robust planned giving program can really come in handy.  Properly orchestrated, a planned giving program can provide wonderful benefits to your…

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Make Your Grants Successful in 2021: Top 4 Tips Before You Hit Submit

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By Lisa Pelofsky Co-Founder + CEO So, your organization is making grant funding a big priority for 2021. It’s not a bad idea considering that COVID-19 has dramatically changed the grant-making environment for nonprofits. Many foundations have pledged to increase their giving next year, grant restrictions are loosening up and foundations are giving more than ever. But before you sit…

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Client Success Story: Santa Fe Area Council Receives Funding to Revitalize Historic KC Neighborhood

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Byrne Pelofsky is excited to announce that our client, Santa Fe Area Council, received $610,000 in grant funding from the Center City Economic Development Commission of Kansas City, Missouri (CCED) to rehabilitate existing homes in the Santa Fe neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri – a part of the National Register of Historic Places since 1986. As a Kansas City-based company,…

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