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Byrne Pelofsky Attends the 2022 Nonprofit Connect Awards Celebration

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Byrne Pelofsky and friends were live and in-person at the 38th Annual Nonprofit Connect Awards Celebration held on May 18 at the Muehlebach Tower at the Kansas City Marriott.  Many deserving honorees received awards.  Our own Jeffrey Byrne received the Nonprofit Professional of the Year award in 1998.  This year’s recipient was Humaira Mirza, a leader of legal programming at Newhouse…

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Byrne Pelofsky hosts 2021 Entrepreneurship KC Summer Interns

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Byrne Pelofsky + Associates is proud to host interns from the Entrepreneurship KC program for their Summer 2021 program. Entrepreneurship KC is an initiative to create the next generation of entrepreneurs by providing scaffolded immersive entrepreneurial experiences to area students from surrounding high schools. Their vision is to create and develop the next generation of entrepreneurs by supporting educators and…

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Successful Searches Accomplished in 2018

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Having engaged in searches to fill strategic positions for our clients, Jeffrey Byrne + Associates is pleased to announce the placement of the following fundraising professionals: Stephanie Sullens has been hired to serve as the Chief Advancement Officer for the Kansas City-based Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation Alexa Sorensen has been hired to serve as Director of Development at the Covenant…

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A Special Christmas Gift

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John Marshall Senior Vice President As our family looks forward to another holiday gathering, I can’t help but reflect on the numerous Christmas experiences we have shared over the past 50 years, starting with my wife Gwen and I as newlyweds all the way to, well, now. Christmas is such a special time for us as family members travel great…

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#GivingTuesday: November 27, 2018

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Heather Ehlert Chief Operating Officer Social media + celebration = global giving = #GivingTuesday. In 2017, #GivingTuesday raised more than $300 million online through 2.5 million gifts in more than 150 countries around the world.  And for the seventh year in a row, Lamar Advertising is collaborating with JB+A to support this global day of giving, by generously providing pro bono…

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Fundraising Fitness Test Guru Led a Workout in KC

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Jennifer Studebaker Coordinator of Administration + Consulting And oh boy, was it a good one! Erik Daubert, MBA, ACFRE and Chair of the Growth in Giving Initiative and the Fundraising Effectiveness Project came to Kansas City for Nonprofit Connect’s 501(c) Success National Speaker Series on September 11. Erik dived right in with the history, purpose, and goals of the Fundraising Fitness…

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Nonprofit Staff Development: Not a Nicety, A Necessity

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Katie Lord Vice President Between technological advances, the rise of the “gig” economy and the transition to a majority millennial workforce, it should come as no surprise that change is happening across all sectors and it is happening faster than we are able to accommodate. This can be especially true when it comes to the nonprofit sector, where I consider…

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Philanthropy is Business…and That’s OK

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As we close out another year with the turn of the calendar to January, many of us spend some time reflecting on the lessons learned over the past 12 months while setting organizational goals for the year ahead.  We need to take the time, not only to do this on a personal and organizational basis, but as a profession.  I…

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Moving the Needle: What Might Be Possible for Philanthropy in America?

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Leaders in the nonprofit and fundraising sector are gathering soon, through an effort spearheaded by The Giving Institute, to begin developing a plan to help increase charitable giving in America. American individuals, estates, foundations and corporations contributed an estimated $390.05 billion to U.S. charities in 2016, according to Giving USA 2017: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2016….

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Leadership is Fundraising, Says the Philanthropy Professor

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JB+A is pleased to share this blog from Dr. Amir Pasic, our friend and colleague.  Dr. Pasic, the Eugene R. Tempel Dean and Professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, joined us in Kansas City on September 14 for a special presentation on the value of research and how it informs leadership and fundraising success….

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