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Campaign Planning Studies: Is NOW the Right Time?

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By Jeffrey D. Byrne Co-Founder + CEO A number of our clients and contacts have asked us about the proper timing for a Campaign Planning Study in light of the ongoing pandemic. Whether you call it a “Feasibility Study,” “Campaign Planning Study,” or “Campaign Readiness Assessment,” a planning study is critical to laying a solid foundation for a large-scale fundraising…

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Client Success Story: Swope Health Services Secures CARES Act Funding

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Byrne Pelofsky is pleased to announce that our client, Swope Health, received $3,400,000 from Jackson County and $52,000 from Platte County in CARES Act funding to support their COVID-19 relief services. Byrne Pelofsky prepared and submitted proposals to both Jackson and Platte County for CARES Act support. The Jackson County funding will be used to update Swope Health’s COVID-19 related…

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The Critical Role Nonprofits will Play in Our Changing World – with Rob Kaplan, President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

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Nonprofit Connect, Byrne Pelofsky and Bank of America were honored to host Rob Kaplan, President & CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Co-Chair of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, as a keynote speaker in the annual 501c Success National Speaker Series. This series brings prominent thought leaders to Kansas City to discuss the latest nonprofit research and…

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Fundraising on the Front Lines: Virtual Fundraising Success Stories in the Age of Social Distancing – with Susan Tideman + Laura Berger

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Byrne Pelofsky recently shared our Six Steps to a Successful (Virtual) Solicitation. But what happens when you put these tips and strategies into practice? We asked two seasoned fundraisers working in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area – Susan Tideman, Associate Vice President of Advancement at William Jewell College, and Laura Berger, Director of Development at Saint Luke’s Foundation, about what…

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Fundraising during Election Season – How to Break through the Noise

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2020 political fundraising is already breaking records. As the pandemic continues and fuels a divisive political climate, nonprofits are wondering how to stay top of mind with their donors and compete with their political priorities this fall. Although it may seem like political fundraising yields an enormous amount (which it does), it’s nothing compared to overall charitable giving. In fact,…

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Six Steps to a Successful (Virtual) Solicitation

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The bad news for nonprofits? It looks like we’re in it for the long haul with social distancing restrictions. The good news? Major gift solicitations on a virtual platform seem to be working. But as with all solicitations, there is a right and a wrong way to go about it. And without the personal foundation of a face-to-face connection, fundraisers…

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A Fundraising Mantra During COVID-19: Keep in Touch with Your Donors

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By John Marshall Senior Consultant No corner of our society has escaped the impact of COVID-19, including the non-profit sector. Charitable organizations have been forced to look at how they are delivering services and their fundraisers are being counted on more than ever to raise the funds needed to keep the doors open. It hasn’t been easy, yet there is…

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So, you want to apply for grants?

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By Karrin Huhmann Research + Grants Coordinator Determine your organization’s “grant readiness” before finalizing that contract with a grant professional. The prospect of grant funding for your organization is enticing! You have a great program, project, or idea. You think it’s going to make an impact and merits the support of foundations looking to “give” money to worthy causes. However,…

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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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