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The Do’s + Don’ts of Virtual Meetings

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Let’s face it – virtual meetings are our new reality. At least for the time being. With the global health crisis in full swing, businesses and nonprofits are adjusting to a new way of doing business. That is, through virtual meeting platforms like Zoom, GoTo Meetings, G Suite and Microsoft Teams. And while this technology has become essential to our…

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A Message from Byrne Pelofsky on COVID-19, the Economy and Philanthropy

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In light of recent developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, some of you have asked about giving and your fundraising prospects during this uncertain time. The impact of the coronavirus on the economy and philanthropy will have many effects on both donors and charities. And, given the unprecedented nature of this virus, we all need to take a moment and think…

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Client Success Story: Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City Receives Historic $1,000,000 Gift

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Byrne Pelofsky + Associates is thrilled to announce our client partner, Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City (JAKC), as the recipient of a $1,000,000 gift from CommunityAmerica Credit Union. JAKC is a K-12 curriculum that instills entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, work readiness and provides experiential learning for children to reach their potential. CommunityAmerica has a longstanding commitment to JAKC’s…

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The Board Scorecard – What’s Your Nonprofit’s Score?

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By Jeffrey Byrne Co-Founder + CEO Nonprofit Board members bring a diverse set of skills, experiences and connections to their organization.  Their voluntary involvement is the basis for the continued success (or failure) of an organization.  A Nonprofit Board member brings a specific skill set or a combination of skills to an organization which usually includes filling a knowledge gap,…

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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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