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News You Can Use Issue 142/October 2014 Strengthen Year-End Giving by Preserving the IRA Rollover   Jeffrey D. Byrne President + CEO The year is winding down. Wrapping up those final year-end gifts is on everyone’s mind, but once again, the charitable IRA rollover is not a giving option. At least not yet anyway! This on-again, off-again tax incentive that allows…

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News You Can Use Issue 143/November 2014 Board Engagement: What’s the Norm?   Judy Keller Executive Vice President Editor’s Note: CEOs and Executive Directors often express concern that their Boards are not fully engaged. Even the most active, professional Boards typically have one or two members who may be fully supportive of the organization, but do not demonstrate that commitment. We…

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News You Can UseIssue 145/January 2015 Great Opportunities for Nonprofits to Engage Young Volunteers Rhonda McClungVice President A generation of avid volunteers is growing up – giving nonprofits the opportunity to engage volunteers at a younger age and keep them participating longer. Two surveys released in 2014 confirmed that young adults today are more likely than their parent’s generation to participate…

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News You Can UseIssue 144/December 2014 A Note from Jeffrey Looking Toward the Continued Rise of Philanthropy in 2015   Jeffrey D. ByrnePresident + CEO 2014 was a wonderful year for philanthropy. Giving USA 2014 reported that charitable giving hit another plateau, with Americans donating more than $335.17 billion to charitable causes in 2013. After four consecutive years of increases in…

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News You Can UseIssue 147/March 2015   Are You on the Menu or Are You at the Table? Editor’s Note: Jeffrey Byrne + Associates is committed to sharing information that affects the nonprofit sector. We are a proud member of The Giving Institute, and as such, we also belong to the Charitable Giving Coalition. Formed in 2009, the Coalition is dedicated…

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News You Can UseIssue 146/February 2015 Stewardship and Estate Planning John F. MarshallSenior Vice President Say the word “stewardship” and most people immediately envision charitable giving, dropping off food for the poor, tithing at church, and serving others with time, talent and treasure. In its fullest sense though, stewardship encompasses a much broader philosophy, going beyond mere acts of sharing or…

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News You Can UseIssue 148/April 2015  Patrick Rooney, Ph.D., Presenter of GUSA Annual Report Editor’s Note: 2015 will mark the 10-year anniversary of Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc. co-sponsoring the Giving USA Annual Report in Kansas City, presented by Patrick Rooney, Ph.D.  Be sure to join JB+A,  U.S. Trust and Nonprofit Connect on June 25 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center…

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