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The Future of Fundraising Events After COVID-19

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By Barb Bloch, Vice President of Major Gifts  If your annual fundraising events are a major source of your organization’s revenue, COVID-19 has understandably complicated your operations over the past couple of years. You most likely were forced to make the difficult, but necessary decision to postpone and cancel in-person events, perhaps many times.  But now that vaccines are widespread…

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New Client-Partner Announcement: Pet Resource Center of Kansas City

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Byrne Pelofsky is thrilled to announce that we have recently partnered with the Pet Resource Center of Kansas City (PRCKC) to help plan, fund and implement a major expansion to their facilities and services. Since 2002, PRCKC (formerly Spay and Neuter Kansas City) has provided a powerful set of services that pet owners in the KC metro need to help…

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Good News From Blackbaud: The Blackbaud Institute Reports Largest Growth in Giving since 2012

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The Blackbaud Institute recently released its annual Charitable Giving Report and found that giving in the United States grew 9%, which represents the largest increase in a decade. Blackbaud serves the “social good community” with innovative cloud-based software solutions.  The Blackbaud Institute is Blackbaud’s research and community impact arm, bringing together leading innovators and experts to foster collaborative solutions to…

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Client Success Story: Swope Health Secures $1.4M Mabee Challenge Grant

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Byrne Pelofsky is delighted to announce that our client, Swope Health, was awarded a $1,400,000 challenge grant from the J.E. & L.E. Mabee Foundation towards the construction of their state-of-the-art PACE KC Adult Wellness Center. Together with new programming for the elderly, PACE KC (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), will provide a unique continuum of care and services…

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The Generosity Commission Launches: Reimagining and Reigniting America’s Spirit of Generosity

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Editor’s Note: The Generosity Commission is a project of The Giving Institute and the Giving USA Foundation and was conceptualized while Jeffrey Byrne, Co-Founder + CEO of Byrne Pelofsky, was serving as Board Chair of the Giving Institute from 2015-2017. Jeffrey had a critical role in the establishment of the Commission and is delighted that it has officially launched. As…

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Client Success Story: SAVE, Inc. Breaks Ground on Alhaven, a supportive housing community in Midtown KC

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Byrne Pelofsky was delighted to attend the groundbreaking of Alhaven, a supportive housing community in Midtown Kansas City and an initiative of our long-term client, SAVE, Inc. SAVE, Inc. is the sole provider of specialized housing for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in the bi-state, Kansas City metropolitan area. It was founded more than 30 years ago as a mere 8-bedroom…

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Swope Health Announces New Projects + Plans at Loews Hotel Event

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Swope Health, in collaboration with Byrne Pelofsky’s special events team, hosted an outdoor event on September 23 to announce new projects and plans with 150 community leaders, public officials and constituents. Swope Health CEO Jeron Ravin shared these updates and remarks on the lawn of the Loews Hotel offering a first look into the following upcoming projects: PACE KC Adult…

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Client Success Story: KC Kosher Meals on Wheels Funds Growth with Mabee Foundation Grant

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When KC Kosher Meals on Wheels became engaged with Byrne Pelofsky, the pandemic was pushing their services to areas not seen before.  The organization needed to quickly accelerate their existing campaign to expand their facility to reach seniors, disabled and special needs home-bound individuals with critical meals each week.  The Mabee Foundation recently awarded them with a $250,000 challenge grant…

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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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