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#GivingTuesday: December 3, 2019

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Social media + celebration = global giving = #GivingTuesday. In 2018, #GivingTuesday raised more than $400 million online through 3.6 million gifts in more than 150 countries around the world.  How will you participate in #GivingTuesday?  It’s not too late to make a plan.  Download your Byrne Pelofsky #GivingTuesday Guide here. Celebrating its 8th anniversary, #GivingTuesday falls on December 3rd this…

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9 Cardinal Rules for Special Event Success

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Barb is an expert special event planner and has been active in the philanthropic community of Kansas City for over three decades. As the Director of Major Gifts for Byrne Pelofsky, Barb provides expert consultation and guidance on individual donor solicitation, cultivation and growth for our clients.  It’s officially Fall and you know what that means….special events season is upon…

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Byrne Pelofsky Supports the Victory Fund in Kansas City

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Byrne Pelofsky Co-Founders Jeffrey Byrne and Lisa Pelofsky rubbed shoulders with Governor Laura Kelly and U.S. Representative Sharice Davids at the Victory Fund Champagne Brunch on September 15. The Victory Fund’s annual visit to Kansas City celebrates open LGBTQ leaders from across the Midwest and the movement’s progress in the region. There was much to toast to this year, particularly…

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Byrne Pelofsky Consultant Spotlight: Lisa Pelofsky

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For this month’s Consultant Spotlight, we are delighted to profile one half of our leadership team, Lisa Pelofsky. Lisa’s varied and impressive background includes stints on Capitol Hill, groundbreaking community work and millions of dollars raised as Development Director for several major nonprofit organizations. She was also appointed by Governor Jay Nixon to serve on the Kansas City Board of…

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Introducing Byrne Pelofsky’s Newest Team Members

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Suzanne Dicken, Vice President of Strategic Development “Following the exciting news of our merger, we are delighted to welcome Suzanne as our Vice President of Strategic Development. Suzanne’s background in marketing, business development and nonprofit administration will help take our expert fundraising services and new identity as Byrne Pelofsky to the next level.”  -Jeffrey Byrne, President + CEO A Kansas…

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Spotlight on Success : The Mabee Challenge Grant

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In the nonprofit world, the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation and their coveted Mabee Challenge Grant, represent the pinnacle of capital campaign fundraising success. Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Mabee Foundation was founded by John E. Mabee and his wife, Lottie E. Mabee in 1948 with an aim to fund charitable organizations in the South and Southwestern United States. Today,…

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Byrne Pelofsky Consultant Spotlight: Beth Silverstein

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Byrne Pelofsky is a full service fundraising consultancy delivering a complete set of tools to ensure fundraising success. How do we manage to offer such a broad range of services and expertise? It all comes down to our brilliant team of consultants that bring decades of experience in fundraising to the table. For our Byrne Pelofsky Consultant Spotlight, we aim…

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UNI Seeks Director of Development

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Byrne Pelofsky + Associates client partner Urban Neighborhood Initiative, based in Kansas City, Missouri, is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to join its staff as Director of Development. Byrne Pelofsky is assisting with the search.  Please note the application instructions below. Urban Neighborhood Initiative (UNI), one of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Big 5 Ideas, is a nonprofit organization established to…

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Giving USA 2019: Americans gave $427.71 billion to charity in 2018 during a complicated year for charitable giving

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Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018 Americans gave $427.71 billion to charity in 2018 during a complicated year for charitable giving Shaped by a mixture of counteracting economic and policy factors, total contributions grew 0.7% in current dollars, declined 1.7% adjusted for inflation Editor’s Note: If you live in the Greater Kansas City area,…

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RJ Children’s Haven: Making a Special Event Truly Special

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Lisa Roush Morse Vice President When introducing a newly created agency to the good people of the greater Kansas City, you can take a page from the RJ Children’s Haven (RJCH) playbook! On May 9, RJCH’s Board members and volunteers welcomed more than 100 people into the Grand Street Café community meeting room, offering a warm breakfast and a warm-your-heart…

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