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News You Can Use Issue 112/April 2012 What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?   Jeffrey D. Byrne President & CEO Jeffrey Byrne & Associates, Inc.   As President & CEO of our fundraising consulting firm working with nonprofits nationally, I often get asked how I got involved in fundraising. I've been working with nonprofits for the last…
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News You Can Use Issue 108/December 2011 Thinking Ahead: What to Consider for 2012 By Jeffrey D. ByrnePresident & CEO Watch world markets, not just the U.S. markets. Political fundraising doesn't match charitable giving. Will charitable giving top $300 billion for 2011? As development professionals, we must be on top of many facts all of the time. We've got to stay current on…
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News You Can Use Issue 122/February 2013   Board Cultivation is More Than Just New Board Members       by Mary Ellen ClarkSenior Vice President   You've worked hard to engage your board in the year-end appeal and it showed.   They've suggested new prospects, and opened doors to these individuals. Feedback showed that year-end giving is increased over that in 2011. These…
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News You Can Use Issue 121/January 2013  Insights for Strategic and Tax Changes for 2013    by Jeffrey D. ByrnePresident & CEO  As Congress passed legislation in the early hours of the New Year, much changes for tax and fiscal issues for 2013. The two things we know about life is: sooner or later we all pay taxes and we can't take our…
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News You Can Use Issue 114/June 2012 Upcoming: Special Report, Forum(s) Giving USA: The Numbers for 2011 U. S. Trust, JB&A and Nonprofit Connect to present High Net Worth Philanthropy Study along with Giving USA on June 26. This coming Tuesday, June 19 Giving USA Foundation, www.givingusa.org will release its annual report of charitable giving in the United States for 2011. Nonprofit…
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News You Can Use Issue 126/June 2013   Charitable Donations Grew in 2012Third Straight Year of GainsContributions Reach $316.23 billion from American Individuals, Corporations and Foundations   Editor's Note:  If you live in the Greater Kansas City, Missouri region, please join Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc., U. S. Trust and Nonprofit Connect on Friday, June 28, at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation…
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News You Can Use Issue 123/March 2013 Giving Institute and Giving USA Foundation Board Meeting, Spring 2013 by Jeffrey D. ByrnePresident + CEO Last week at the Giving Institute and Giving USA Foundation Spring Board meeting (the publisher of the Giving USA annual report on philanthropic giving) where I am a Board member, we had the pleasure to engage with Dr. Una…
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News You Can Use Issue 131/November 2013        Tuesday, December 3, 2013 "The end of the year is a powerful time for nonprofits, a time of tremendous energy and momentum. Nonprofit professionals understand and appreciate the potential for their organizations in year-end giving," says Jeffrey Byrne, President + Founder of Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc. "#GivingTuesday harnesses the power…
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News You Can Use Issue 130/October 2013 "I'll need to check with my financial advisor about that." Jeffrey D. ByrnePresident + CEO Hasn't every fundraiser or CEO heard this response when soliciting a prospective donor for a major gift?  "Let me check with my financial advisor about that $50,000 pledge you requested." That normally sends chills up and down the spines…
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News You Can Use Newsletter July 2014 The Benefits of Planned Giving John F. MarshallSenior Vice President  I began my fundraising career way back in 1976 when I joined the development department in New York City, one of the largest Salvation Army departments in the country, if not the world. I was young and lacking any previous development experience, and…
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