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Corporate Social Responsibility – Embrace it in 2020!

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As part of Jeffrey’s exclusive membership with the Kansas City Business Journal Leadership Trust, his most recent article takes a deep dive into the world of corporate social responsibility and why it should be a main component of your business plan. Click here to access the article in the Kansas City Business Journal or read on! By Jeffrey Byrne Co-Founder…

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Happy Birthday to Byrne Pelofsky!

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By Lisa Pelofsky Co-Founder + CEO Around this time last year, Jeffrey Byrne and I merged our two firms. It was a paced, methodical process that brought us to this point, but after a year of laying the groundwork, we merged to form Byrne Pelofsky + Associates in January 2019. One year later, here is what I have learned and…

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Introducing Byrne Pelofsky’s Newest Team Member

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Maggie Nothnagel, Development Coordinator “Maggie was an intern with Pelofsky & Associates for several summers and our team was so impressed with her calm, steady and organized approach to her work. I am thrilled to welcome her as a full-time member of Byrne Pelofsky. She brings solid experience and an infectious enthusiasm for the world of nonprofits to our growing…

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Lisa Pelofsky and Barb Bloch Changing Lives through KC Scholars

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KC Scholars provides the opportunity for college for those that likely would not have otherwise attended or completed. The program was incubated at the Kauffman Foundation and is now an independent 501c3 with a community-based board of directors. KC Scholars creates life-changing opportunities by providing the means – through scholarships and financial incentives to promote college savings – for low-…

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The Recession Wild Card – Jeffrey Byrne Featured in the Chronicle on Philanthropy

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Jeffrey Byrne, Co-Founder + CEO of Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, was interviewed by the Chronicle on Philanthropy for their 2020 series on critical events and trends affecting the nonprofit sector. Jeffrey gave his insights, based on 30+ years of fundraising experience, on how to prepare for and what to expect from a potential recession in the coming years. If you…

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Is Nonprofit Collaboration Right for You? Probably!

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By Lisa Pelofsky, Co-Founder + CEO One of the most important tools a good consultant brings to a client is collaboration. After providing fund development consultation for over 15 years, my greatest success stories are those that involve clients collaborating. There are a multitude of reasons for collaboration amongst nonprofit agencies. First and foremost, efficiency and cost effectiveness. The greatest…

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Byrne Pelofsky Enjoys a Successful Year with Health Forward Foundation

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This holiday season, we are grateful for our talented and committed Grants Team. They are the unsung heroes behind our client accounts – taking a mission and vision and turning it into a focused, concise and compelling funding request that has the potential to transform an organization’s activities and operations. Case in point: their 2019 track record with the Health…

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Byrne Pelofsky Client bringing “No Place Like Home” to the Big Screen

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Every once in a while, the Byrne Pelofsky team has the opportunity to work on a slightly “out of the box” project. We are excited to be working with Do Good Productions as fundraising counsel for an important project highlighting the lives, struggles and perseverance of LGBTQ individuals living in Kansas. The film is based on C.J. Janovy’s 2018 nonfiction…

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Byrne Pelofsky Honors Grantees at Truman Heartland Community Foundation Grants Luncheon

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The Byrne Pelofsky team was honored to sponsor and attend the 24th Annual Grants Luncheon for the Truman Heartland Community Foundation. The luncheon recognizes the 2019 grant recipients who were awarded over $300,00 in grants on behalf of charitable funds at the community foundation. The Truman Heartland Community Foundation works in partnership with nonprofits that share their passion and vision…

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