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Lisa Pelofsky inducted into the Kansas City Business Journal Women Who Mean Business class of 2021

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The Kansas City Business Journal and a panel of independent judges recently chose Byrne Pelofsky’s own Lisa Pelofsky, Co-Founder + CEO, to join the select class of Women Who Mean Business for the year 2021.  The annual selection honors female leaders from Kansas City who represent not only significant business success, but who do so while uplifting the community at…

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Client Success Story: KC Kosher Meals on Wheels Funds Growth with Mabee Foundation Grant

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When KC Kosher Meals on Wheels became engaged with Byrne Pelofsky, the pandemic was pushing their services to areas not seen before.  The organization needed to quickly accelerate their existing campaign to expand their facility to reach seniors, disabled and special needs home-bound individuals with critical meals each week.  The Mabee Foundation recently awarded them with a $250,000 challenge grant…

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Prospect Research: A Guide for Development Offices

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Donations are the lifeblood of your nonprofit organization. Your organization’s development office is responsible for securing those donations. In particular, if you’re a fundraising professional working in a development office, you likely spend much of your time strategizing ways to secure large contributions from major donors.  A critical part of that strategizing is collecting and using donor data effectively. After…

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Managing Board Expectations: A Two-Way Street

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Boards come in all shapes and sizes. Some with a cast of seemingly thousands of members and others with as few as six. Some with many committees and others with only an Executive Committee calling the shots. Some have a terrific composition and others could use some diversification. Regardless, all nonprofits (for the most part) are governed by Boards of…

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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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Jeffrey Endorses…..Simply FundraisingCRM: Save Time + Raise More Money

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By Jeffrey D. Byrne Co-Founder+ CEO I am proud to endorse Simply FundraisingCRM, a new fundraising software product that has just hit the market. As my colleagues in the industry know, there are many options out there for nonprofits to track and maintain their donor records. Simply FundraisingCRM is an ideal solution for small or smart nonprofits who want to…

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Client Success Story: Kansas City Kansas Community College Awarded $10,000,000 from Sunderland Foundation

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Byrne Pelofsky is excited to announce that our client, Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation has been awarded $10,000,000 from the Sunderland Foundation in support of their Centennial Path to 2023 capital campaign. Byrne Pelofsky is currently providing campaign management services to KCKCC as they raise $70,000,000 to fund the construction of a new Downtown Community Education Center. The award was recently announced…

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Lisa Pelofsky Named Honoree for Women Who Mean Business Class of 2021

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We are delighted to announce that Lisa Pelofsky, our Co-Founder and CEO, has been named an honoree in the Kansas City Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” class of 2021. The Women Who Mean Business award honors outstanding professional women who have made significant contributions to their business or industry, as well as their community. This award goes to women…

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Client Success Story: SAVE, Inc. Designated as 2021 recipient of Pride Night at the K!

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Congratulations to our client, SAVE, Inc. and their PRIDE Haven program for being the 2021 recipient of Pride Night at the K! Five dollars from every Pride ticket sold for the June 18th Royals game went to the Pride Haven program. SAVE, Inc.’s CEO, Blaine Proctor, accepted a $10,000 check on the baseball field from Slugger himself. SAVE, Inc. provides…

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Top 5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Giving USA 2021

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By Jeffrey D. Byrne Co-Founder + CEO  Giving USA is the most trusted annual report on the sources and uses of philanthropy in the United States, but it’s also a valuable resource in helping us improve philanthropy.  Nonprofit organizations can use Giving USA 2021 data to help identify trends as well as opportunities to strengthen their fundraising in the coming years. Case in point, Giving USA…

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