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Your Nonprofit Website: 4 Tips for Boosting Conversions

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In the age of the internet, it’s become more and more difficult to capture the average web surfer’s attention. That’s why nonprofit organizations need web pages that not only feature quality content but also incorporate engaging, user-friendly design that can attract new donors.  Design plays a critical but easily overlooked role in driving revenue through conversions. Conversion rate (the rate…

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Future of Philanthropy: How Impact Investing Is Advancing Philanthropy

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By Katie Santambrogio Principal, Social Impact Collaborative Consulting Senior Consultant, Byrne Pelofsky  Foundations and nonprofit organizations have been engaging in impact investing since the 1960s. However, the last decade has seen the nonprofit sector take a greater strategic approach. By aligning endowments, investment portfolios, and cash management tools with mission-centered work, organizations are putting targeted social impact ahead of traditional…

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Giving USA 2022: Americans gave a record $484.85 billion to charity in 2021 thanks to a strong stock market and GDP

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According to Giving USA 2022: The Annual Report on Philanthropy, American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $484.85 billion to U.S. charities in 2021. Thanks to a strong year for the stock market and GDP, 2021 giving nearly kept pace with inflation following 2020’s record giving year and outpouring of support for the nonprofit sector. Giving USA, the…

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Client Success Story: Missouri Valley College Receives $1,200,000 from the U.S. Department of Education

By All Posts, Byrne Pelofsky Client Fundraising Success, Grants No Comments

Byrne Pelofsky is proud to announce that our client, Missouri Valley College, will receive $1,200,000 from the U.S. Department of Education under the Rural Postsecondary and Economic Development program. Missouri Valley College is one of two Missouri grantees, which were announced by the office of Senator Roy Blunt last week. The Rural Postsecondary and Economic Development Program provides resources to…

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Client Success Story: Northland Healthcare Access’ “Healthy Pregnancies Program” Receives Full Funding from City of KCMO

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We are delighted to announce that our long-time client, Northland Healthcare Access (NHCA), received a significant grant to fund their Healthy Pregnancies Program. The program was selected by the City of Kansas City, Missouri Health Commission as a recipient of the FY22-23 Health Levy Innovation Fund. NHCA’s Healthy Pregnancies Program is the only Northland program providing low-income pregnant women with…

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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

By All Posts, Capacity Building, Current Events/News, Education, Fundraising, News You Can Use, Strategic Planning No Comments

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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$6,000,000 in Federal Funding Awarded to Byrne Pelofsky Clients

By All Posts, Byrne Pelofsky Client Fundraising Success, Current Events/News, Legislative + Advocacy No Comments

Building bridges to use public sector funding to support nonprofits is part of what we love about fundraising. A year-long effort to secure federal appropriations for our client-partners recently resulted in three significant allocations from the offices of Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II (D-MO), Representative Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO). The competitive omnibus funding will move critical projects forward…

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501c Success Series with Sandra Swirski: Cryptocurrency and 2022 Political Impact on the Nonprofit Sector

By All Posts, Commentary, Donor Cultivation, Education, Fundraising, Insights, Legislative + Advocacy No Comments

Sandra Swirski, Partner, Urban Swirski & Associates brought policy and practical fundraising advice from Washington, D.C. to Kansas City at the 501c Success National Speaker Series on February 25. Swirski’s 30 years of experience in management consulting includes working with nonprofits and large membership organizations to reimagine, build capacity and scale their public policy and advocacy infrastructures. She indicated the…

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Fundraising Software: 7 Essential Features to Prioritize

By All Posts, Database Management, Donor Cultivation, Fundraising, Organizational + Personal Development No Comments

By Guest Author: John Killoran, Clover Leaf Solutions* Your fundraising software is central to everything that your organization does and aims to accomplish. It’s how you keep your data organized, plan your fundraising efforts, and how you pull off successful campaigns. That’s why it’s crucial to make a worthwhile investment in a solution that meets your unique needs and helps…

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