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News You Can Use Issue 113/May 2012 Getting Your Board Onboard   Judy Keller Senior Vice President   Editors note: Jeffrey Byrne & Associates, Inc. is a member of The Giving Institute (a member of the Nonprofit Research Collaborative) and a contributor to the annual Giving USA Report which is researched and written by The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University….

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News You Can Use Issue 125/May 2013 Building Blocks to a Successful Campaign Steering Committee  By Mary Ellen ClarkSenior Vice President The Feasibility Study is completed and your Board has voted to move forward with a capital campaign. Some around the boardroom have a skeptical look on their faces; others are excited, ready to roll up their sleeves and get started. Everyone…

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News You Can Use Issue 129/September 2013   Simple Tools…Fundraising Success!  Mary Ellen ClarkSenior Vice President  We all want to be successful, whether at work or as a volunteer. As a development professional, it is your responsibility to ensure your Board has the tools necessary for fundraising success. One of the greatest challenges facing certain Board members is getting an appointment…

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News You Can Use Issue 136/April 2014   501(c) Success Speaker Series Editor’s Note:  As part of our ongoing commitment to provide timely and thought-provoking topics that stimulate discussion as well as affect your daily work in the nonprofit sector, Jeffrey Byrne + Associates belongs to a Task Force of Nonprofit Connect overseeing and organizing the 501(c) Success National Speaker Series. …

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News You Can Use Issue 128/August 2013 Strengthen Fundraising Efforts through the Futures Program: Incorporate Planned Giving for a Solid Fundraising Strategy John MarshallSenior Vice President The time is now for nonprofits to utilize planned giving vehicles to augment their fundraising efforts. During 2012 in the United States, the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next exceeded $20 trillion. It…

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News You Can Use – August 2014

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News You Can Use Issue 140/August 2014 CEO Personal Behaviors Can Kill a Board Judy KellerSenior Vice President CEOs and Executive Directors often express concern that their Boards are not fully engaged.  Even the most active, professional Boards often have one or two members who may be fully supportive of the organization, but do not demonstrate that commitment. We are often asked:…

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News You Can Use Issue 137/May 2014 How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect Your Organization’s Fundraising?  By Mary Ellen ClarkSenior Vice President While many businesses and individuals have been looking at the effect of the Affordable Care Act on their businesses and personal futures, the nonprofit industry – and specifically many hospital foundations – have been taking a somewhat passive…

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News You Can Use Issue 141/September 2014 Donor Retention: Keeping Ice Bucket Challenge Donors from Evaporating   Rhonda McClung Vice President  The wildly successful Ice Bucket Challenge in support of the ALS Association brought in $100 million in 30 days, an amount that continues to grow as the challenge spreads globally. In addition to the dollars though, it brought in more…

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Who is Our Stanley ?(two)

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Who is Our Stanley? By Jennifer Furla, Executive Vice President Midwest Region “So, who’s our ‘Stanley?’” the man asked. The question came during a Campaign Readiness Assessment SM for a local church in the Midwest.  More than 40 members of various church ministries were gathered in the Fellowship Hall between services that morning for a focus group testing support for a…

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