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Fundraising Fitness Test Guru Led a Workout in KC

By Annual Giving, Capacity Building, Database Management, Donor Cultivation, Fiscal Management, Fundraising, Insights, Major Gift Solicitation, News You Can Use, Stewardship, Uncategorized No Comments
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

By All Posts, Commentary, Insights, News You Can Use, Nonprofit Marketing, Organizational + Personal Development, Stewardship, Strategic Planning, Technology, Uncategorized, Volunteers No Comments
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

By All Posts, Boards + Leadership, Capacity Building, Commentary, Fiscal Management, News You Can Use, Organizational + Personal Development, Strategic Planning, Uncategorized No Comments
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?

By All Posts, Commentary, Current Events/News, Fundraising, Giving USA, Legislative + Advocacy, The Giving Institute, Uncategorized No Comments
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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Summer + Planning = #GivingTuesday Fundraising Success

By All Posts, Annual Giving, Fundraising, Insights, News You Can Use, Social Media, Uncategorized No Comments
Katie Lord, Vice President It’s officially summer and you know what that means: “special summer deal” ads are bombarding us on TV and reminders that it’s time to start thinking about the year-end holidays are already starting to pop up on social media.  As consumers, we either love or loathe these very early reminders of the impending holiday season; for nonprofits,…
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JB+A Client Successes

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Wonderscope Children’s Museum Welcomes New Leader JB+A is pleased to announce, that after a search conducted by our firm, Ms. Roxane Hill has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Wonderscope Children’s Museum. Ms. Hill brings a wealth of experience and expertise from her most recent position as the Vice President of Development and Communications for The Children’s Place…
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