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Save the Dates! 501(c)Success National Speaker Series

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Byrne Pelofsky + Associates is proud to sponsor Nonprofit Connect’s 501(c)Success National Speaker Series again in 2019.  Stay tuned for dates and speaker updates and be sure to mark your calendars! Giving USA 2019: Friday, June 21 Dr. Patrick Rooney, associate dean for academic affairs and research at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, will return to Kansas City on Friday, June…

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Byrne Pelofsky Welcomes New Team Members

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Introducing Byrne Pelofsky’s Newest Team Members We’ve merged, we’ve moved and we’re growing!  Byrne Pelofsky is excited to introduce our newest team members: Beth Silverstein, Dani Schaeffer and Nikki Williamson.  All three bring successful nonprofit backgrounds and expertise that complement our team and will benefit those we serve. Welcome Beth, Dani and Nikki! Elizabeth Reynolds Silverstein, Senior Consultant Beth comes…

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Create Charitable Giving Magic – Without a Wand

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Beth Silverstein Senior Consultant When donor passion intersects with institutional aspiration, magic happens.  But the real magic is what it takes to get to the pinnacle of relationship where donor and cause are seamlessly, intensely aligned. It is a well-known trend that donors are beginning to focus their giving, narrowing the number of organizations they support.  They are also looking…

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ArtsKC Regional Arts Council Annual Awards Luncheon

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Photo Credit: Rivas Photography The ArtsKC Regional Arts Council celebrated its 20th anniversary with its Annual Awards Luncheon on February 28. Nate Orr and Richard Wetzel served as co-chairmen for the event, which was held at the Kay Barnes Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center. Shirley Bush Helzberg, Joan Israelite, Janice Kreamer, Henry Bloch, the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation,…

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Congratulations Byrne Pelofsky Client Partner Sherwood Autism Center

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Congratulations to Sherwood Autism Center on its recently awarded $500,000 challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, which will help them reach their $3.5 million campaign goal. The campaign will help Sherwood increase its space and services for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. “We couldn’t have done it without the leadership and support that we have…

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A Simple Standard for Ethics in Philanthropy

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Heather Ehlert Chief Operating Officer As if March Madness and the NCAA recruiting investigations weren’t enough of a distraction, the recent “varsity blues” scandal has people talking about ethics in giving (rightfully so).  Some folks are intensifying their criticism of large-scale gifts to colleges and universities (“the best and most-endowed institutions just get wealthier…”).  Others are introducing legislation (eliminating the…

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WIN for KC Women’s Sports Awards Celebration 2019

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The Women’s Intersport Network for Kansas City (WIN for KC), was established in 1994 to empower the lives of girls and women through advocating and promoting the lifetime value of sports and fitness, while providing opportunities for participation and leadership development. WIN is a program under the umbrella of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation. WIN for KC believes…

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What Was Giving Up To in 2018?

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Jeffrey D. Byrne Co-Founder + CEO Check out the latest snapshot of donor behavior The Quarterly Fundraising Report from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project and Growth in Giving Initiative reveals some positive trends and opportunities in charitable giving.  But what are the facts behind this giving?  And how should nonprofits adjust their fundraising strategies accordingly? There are positive indicators, but we cannot…

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Merger Announcement

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Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc. and Pelofsky & Associates, Inc. have merged to create Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, LLC We are thrilled to announce Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc. and Pelofsky & Associates, Inc. have merged to form Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, LLC (Byrne Pelofsky). Individuals, families, corporations, foundations and the government are now, more than ever, evaluating and taking…

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