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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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Client Spotlight: Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Brings State-of-the-Art Cancer Care to Rural Missouri

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Byrne Pelofsky is delighted to feature the work of our client, Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH) located in Clinton, Missouri. GVMH is a leading rural healthcare organization providing access to highly trained medical specialists that provide a full-range of services. Since 1972, GVMH has been providing compassionate, friendly, quality care for patients close to home. Over the years, GVMH has…

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Top 5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Giving USA 2022

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Giving USA is the most trusted annual report on the sources and uses of philanthropy in the United States, but it’s also a valuable resource in helping us improve philanthropy.  Nonprofit organizations can use Giving USA 2022 data to help identify trends as well as opportunities to strengthen their fundraising in the coming years. Case in point, Giving USA 2022 highlighted several important trends in philanthropy like:…

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4 Tech-Fueled Strategies to Elevate Your Nonprofit’s Image

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It’s hard to understate the power of your nonprofit’s image and public persona. Your image builds trust in your organization. When supporters trust your brand, they believe that you will use their donations for furthering your cause how you say you will.  Your image builds awareness around your work, associating your nonprofit with the mission area that you serve. It…

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Your Nonprofit Website: 4 Tips for Boosting Conversions

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In the age of the internet, it’s become more and more difficult to capture the average web surfer’s attention. That’s why nonprofit organizations need web pages that not only feature quality content but also incorporate engaging, user-friendly design that can attract new donors.  Design plays a critical but easily overlooked role in driving revenue through conversions. Conversion rate (the rate…

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Fundraising on the Edge of Economic Instability

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Fundraisers are nervously watching the economic indicators and stakeholders’ reactions to the ups and downs of the stock market.  Do we batten down the hatches? Do we ride it out, hoping for the best?  What is the right move at this time? The good news is that, historically, giving during a downturn has dropped by only 0.5%.  Even during the…

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