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Hybrid Board Meetings: What You Need to Know to Be Efficient

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While fully virtual strategies were sustainable at the peak of the pandemic, they’re not optimal for organizations that prefer connecting with supporters in person. With vaccines widely available, it’s becoming safer to meet face-to-face, which has organizations everywhere returning to in-person operations. While you’ve likely considered what the hybrid model looks like for your fundraising efforts, what about how it…

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Donor Retention vs. Acquisition: What You Need to Know

By All Posts, Commentary, Donor Cultivation, Education, Fundraising, Major Gift Solicitation No Comments

As a nonprofit professional, you know that your donors are some of the most important people. After all, without their support and funding, your organization would not be able to achieve what it has for your mission. That’s why engaging donors and nurturing those relationships are so important. When fundraisers talk about donor engagement strategies, they’re likely referring to donor…

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University of Central Missouri Secures Oliphant Trust Funding for Historic Hendricks Hall Renovation

By All Posts, Arts/Culture/Humanities, Byrne Pelofsky Client Fundraising Success, Campaign Planning + Management, Current Events/News, Donor Cultivation No Comments

Byrne Pelofsky is delighted to report that our client, University of Central Missouri (UCM), recently received a $100,000 gift from the Robert E. Oliphant Charitable Foundation Trust to support their capital campaign to restore and revitalize UCM’s iconic Hendricks Hall.  James W. Pollard, Co-Trustee & UCM alum (left) presented the gift to Courtney Goddard, UCM Vice President of Advancement (right),…

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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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How to Reduce Churn + Proactively Manage Your Giving Program

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A well-managed, sustainable recurring giving or membership program is an invaluable asset for nonprofits. Its benefits can be game-changing: A reliable source of unrestricted year-round revenue A vital community of supporters passionate about and engaged with your cause An audience of retained donors eager to hear about your next event, program, or campaign A healthy giving program gives you more…

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

By All Posts, Commentary, Current Events/News, Fundraising, News You Can Use, The Giving Institute No Comments

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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501c Success Series with Wendy Guillies, Kauffman Foundation – Working Together for Systems Change through Philanthropy

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Wendy Guillies and the Kauffman Foundation are ready to create lasting systems change through philanthropy. As the keynote speaker at the 501c Success National Speaker Series on October 7, Wendy addressed an audience of nonprofit executives, staff and volunteers about the importance of working together to address and solve some of society’s most complex issues. (Jeffrey Byrne, Co-Founder/CEO of Byrne…

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Swope Health Announces New Projects + Plans at Loews Hotel Event

By All Posts, Byrne Pelofsky Client Fundraising Success, Current Events/News, News You Can Use, Special Events No Comments

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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