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Byrne Pelofsky Client bringing “No Place Like Home” to the Big Screen

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Every once in a while, the Byrne Pelofsky team has the opportunity to work on a slightly “out of the box” project. We are excited to be working with Do Good Productions as fundraising counsel for an important project highlighting the lives, struggles and perseverance of LGBTQ individuals living in Kansas. The film is based on C.J. Janovy’s 2018 nonfiction…

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Byrne Pelofsky Honors Grantees at Truman Heartland Community Foundation Grants Luncheon

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The Byrne Pelofsky team was honored to sponsor and attend the 24th Annual Grants Luncheon for the Truman Heartland Community Foundation. The luncheon recognizes the 2019 grant recipients who were awarded over $300,00 in grants on behalf of charitable funds at the community foundation. The Truman Heartland Community Foundation works in partnership with nonprofits that share their passion and vision…

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An Understudied Area of Philanthropy – A New Special Report from Giving USA Foundation Investigates the Planned Giving Donor

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Giving USA Foundation released a special report on planned giving highlighting the need for more information on this growing area of philanthropy. Leaving a Legacy: A New Look at Planned Giving Donors reveals key trends, motivations, and information that will help nonprofit organizations work more effectively with these donors. The study features research from a team led by Elizabeth J. Dale,…

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501(c) Success Series 2019: Natalye Paquin on The Civic Century

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How are you and your organization going to kick start the multiplication effect? This, among many other takeaways, is what Natalye Paquin, President & CEO of Points of Light, wants Kansas City nonprofit leaders to infuse into their volunteering movements. Natalye spoke to over 100 nonprofit professionals in the Kansas City area on Tuesday, October 29, as part of the…

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Jeffrey Byrne invited to join Kansas City Business Journal Leadership Trust

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Jeffrey D. Byrne, Co-Founder & CEO of Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, has been invited to join the Kansas City Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in the Kansas City area. Jeffrey was chosen for membership by the Kansas City Business Journal Leadership Trust Selection Committee due to his experience, leadership and influence…

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bbcon 2019: The Tech Gathering for Social Good

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Earlier this month, Jeffrey attended bbcon 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee,  joining thousands of social good professionals for three days of unforgettable sessions and tech innovations. Organized by Blackbaud, the conference is the premier tech gathering for organizations and change agents driving social good. With content for arts and cultural organizations, cause-based nonprofits, educational institutions, faith communities, healthcare organizations, foundations, and…

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#GivingTuesday: December 3, 2019

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Social media + celebration = global giving = #GivingTuesday. In 2018, #GivingTuesday raised more than $400 million online through 3.6 million gifts in more than 150 countries around the world.  And for the eighth year in a row, Lamar Advertising is generously sponsoring #GivingTuesday billboards all over the metro area. Keep your eye out for the billboards over the Thanksgiving…

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9 Cardinal Rules for Special Event Success

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Barb is an expert special event planner and has been active in the philanthropic community of Kansas City for over three decades. As the Director of Major Gifts for Byrne Pelofsky, Barb provides expert consultation and guidance on individual donor solicitation, cultivation and growth for our clients.  It’s officially Fall and you know what that means….special events season is upon…

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Byrne Pelofsky Supports the Victory Fund in Kansas City

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Byrne Pelofsky Co-Founders Jeffrey Byrne and Lisa Pelofsky rubbed shoulders with Governor Laura Kelly and U.S. Representative Sharice Davids at the Victory Fund Champagne Brunch on September 15. The Victory Fund’s annual visit to Kansas City celebrates open LGBTQ leaders from across the Midwest and the movement’s progress in the region. There was much to toast to this year, particularly…

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Byrne Pelofsky Consultant Spotlight: Lisa Pelofsky

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For this month’s Consultant Spotlight, we are delighted to profile one half of our leadership team, Lisa Pelofsky. Lisa’s varied and impressive background includes stints on Capitol Hill, groundbreaking community work and millions of dollars raised as Development Director for several major nonprofit organizations. She was also appointed by Governor Jay Nixon to serve on the Kansas City Board of…

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