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News You Can Use Issue 141/September 2014 Donor Retention: Keeping Ice Bucket Challenge Donors from Evaporating   Rhonda McClung Vice President  The wildly successful Ice Bucket Challenge in support of the ALS Association brought in $100 million in 30 days, an amount that continues to grow as the challenge spreads globally. In addition to the dollars though, it brought in more…

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News You Can Use Issue 137/May 2014 How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect Your Organization’s Fundraising?  By Mary Ellen ClarkSenior Vice President While many businesses and individuals have been looking at the effect of the Affordable Care Act on their businesses and personal futures, the nonprofit industry – and specifically many hospital foundations – have been taking a somewhat passive…

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News You Can Use – August 2014

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News You Can Use Issue 140/August 2014 CEO Personal Behaviors Can Kill a Board Judy KellerSenior Vice President CEOs and Executive Directors often express concern that their Boards are not fully engaged.  Even the most active, professional Boards often have one or two members who may be fully supportive of the organization, but do not demonstrate that commitment. We are often asked:…

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News You Can Use Issue 128/August 2013 Strengthen Fundraising Efforts through the Futures Program: Incorporate Planned Giving for a Solid Fundraising Strategy John MarshallSenior Vice President The time is now for nonprofits to utilize planned giving vehicles to augment their fundraising efforts. During 2012 in the United States, the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next exceeded $20 trillion. It…

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News You Can Use Issue 136/April 2014   501(c) Success Speaker Series Editor’s Note:  As part of our ongoing commitment to provide timely and thought-provoking topics that stimulate discussion as well as affect your daily work in the nonprofit sector, Jeffrey Byrne + Associates belongs to a Task Force of Nonprofit Connect overseeing and organizing the 501(c) Success National Speaker Series. …

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Who is Our Stanley ?(two)

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Who is Our Stanley? By Jennifer Furla, Executive Vice President Midwest Region “So, who’s our ‘Stanley?’” the man asked. The question came during a Campaign Readiness Assessment SM for a local church in the Midwest.  More than 40 members of various church ministries were gathered in the Fellowship Hall between services that morning for a focus group testing support for a…

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Your Nonprofit’s Success Depends On Your Ability to Change

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Your Nonprofit’s Success Depends On Your Ability to Change  By Mary Ellen Clark, Vice President  Midwest Region To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.  Winston Churchill I was reminded last week, when I was visiting with an executive director about her organization’s budget and next year’s programs—which for them begins with firecrackers rather than the…

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Who is Our Stanley?

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Who is Our Stanley?  By Jennifer Furla, Executive Vice President Midwest Region “So, who’s our ‘Stanley?’” the man asked. The question came during a Campaign Readiness Assessment SM for a local church in the Midwest.  More than 40 members of various church ministries were gathered in the Fellowship Hall between services that morning for a focus group testing support for a…

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Creating a strong culture of philanthropy

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Congratulations on taking the first step to strengthening your development program. Creating a strong culture of philanthropy will help secure your hospital’s future.   We hope you enjoy and benefit from the attached article.    Capture the enormous potential of hospital philanthropy and partner with Jeffrey Byrne + Associates Healthcare Consulting.   Contact Don Schultz, Director of Business Development, at…

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