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Introducing Byrne Pelofsky’s Newest Team Member: Frank E. Thompson

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Byrne Pelofsky is delighted to welcome Frank Thompson to our team. Frank will be providing special expertise in the area of public health to address a variety of different client needs.  Frank E. Thompson Of Counsel Frank has over three decades of experience in program administration and coordination in the nonprofit, healthcare and government sectors. Prior to joining Byrne Pelofsky,…

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Client Success Story: KCMO Health Department Receives $7,100,000 Grant from U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to Improve Services

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Byrne Pelofsky is proud to announce that our client, the Kansas City, MO (KCMO) Health Department, received a $7,100,000 Public Health Infrastructure grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. The grant will be used to strengthen the Health Department’s efforts to improve prevention, preparedness, and response to ongoing health challenges. Submitted and written in partnership Byrne Pelofsky…

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How to Boost Donor Loyalty with Your Email Campaigns

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Plenty of marketing and fundraising bloggers will lead you to believe that email marketing is not an effective way to build donor relationships. Sure, it might help increase awareness of your cause. But according to some critics, as far as generating long-lasting support goes, there are more effective outreach strategies available that help nonprofits connect with supporters on a deeper…

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New Client-Partner Announcement: REHOPE – Restoring Survivors of Human Trafficking

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Byrne Pelofsky is delighted to announce our new partnership with REHOPE, formerly known as Restoration House of Greater Kansas City. REHOPE provides faith-based, long-term residential housing and comprehensive programs and services for survivors of human trafficking through the following activities: Therapeutic and holistic wellness programs such as trauma-informed counseling, healing arts, small animal therapy and gardening Spiritual development Job training…

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Public/Private Partnerships for the WIN!

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By Jeffrey D. Byrne Co-Founder + CEO Capital Campaigns looking for innovative ways to find new funding or to begin the process may find public/private partnerships advantageous. Nonprofits have shied away from this funding model because traditional public/private partnerships have been used for funding large civic projects where private entities may receive a certain amount of operating profits on the…

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Aim4Peace, a violence intervention and prevention program, Receives $2,000,000 to Help Reduce Gun Violence in KC

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Byrne Pelofsky is proud to announce that our client, Aim4Peace, was awarded a $2,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Aim4Peace is a Community Violence Intervention and Prevention program run by the KCMO Health Department, that targets firearm-related crime reduction. Only 21 awards of this size were granted to cities and civic organizations across the country who work…

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Midterms, the Charitable Sector + the Voter

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By Lori Kodanaz Vice President of Program Development Forecasting an election in today’s political environment is no easy task. Pundits swing both ways and unfortunately, leave us with more questions than answers. Target Point consulting recently interviewed 1,000 registered voters nationwide to get a feel for the prevailing views on nonprofits in relation to public policy. The results were mixed….

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Client Success Story: Islamic Center of St. Joseph Receives $148,000 Grant for Security Improvements from MO Department of Public Safety

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Byrne Pelofsky is proud to announce that our client, The Islamic Center of Greater St. Joseph, received a $148,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Public Safety to address and remedy safety measures within the mosque. In response to escalating violence, theft and threats to area mosques, retired KCMO Detective Edwardo Velasquez, engaged Byrne Pelofsky to write this grant on…

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5 Reasons to Continue Optimizing Virtual Fundraising in 2022

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By Karrie Wozniak, OneCause Virtual fundraising became a staple for nonprofit organizations in 2020. Even though people couldn’t attend events in-person, nonprofits persevered by offering engaging virtual events, from Walk-a-thons to live streamed concerts. In fact, online giving grew by over 20% in 2020 thanks to nonprofits’ resilience and donors’ commitment to supporting causes they care about during a time…

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The Future of Fundraising Events After COVID-19

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By Barb Bloch, Vice President of Major Gifts  If your annual fundraising events are a major source of your organization’s revenue, COVID-19 has understandably complicated your operations over the past couple of years. You most likely were forced to make the difficult, but necessary decision to postpone and cancel in-person events, perhaps many times.  But now that vaccines are widespread…

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