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Client Success Story: Guadalupe Centers Names Beto Lopez as new CEO

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Joe “Beto” Lopez, a long-standing advocate for Kansas City’s Westside community, has been named CEO of Guadalupe Centers. Byrne Pelofsky has been working with Guadalupe Centers for over ten years on their grant writing and resource development activities. Beto served as Guadalupe Centers’ Board President from 2011-2013 and was most recently Chief Operating Officer. He brings over 20 years of…

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How to Reduce Churn + Proactively Manage Your Giving Program

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A well-managed, sustainable recurring giving or membership program is an invaluable asset for nonprofits. Its benefits can be game-changing: A reliable source of unrestricted year-round revenue A vital community of supporters passionate about and engaged with your cause An audience of retained donors eager to hear about your next event, program, or campaign A healthy giving program gives you more…

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Byrne Pelofsky is Turning Three Years Old!

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To celebrate three successful years as Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, we are excited to unveil our newly designed website homepage. We are thrilled with the results and we think you will be too. Here is a bit of what we’ve been up to since our 2019 merger: Helped 100+ nonprofit organizations establish long-term sustainability by building their reserves and rethinking business models Secured…

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New Client-Partnership: AY Young and the Battery Tour Movement

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It’s not every day an appointee of the United Nations comes to Byrne Pelofsky with an opportunity to participate in a plan to reverse global warming. So, when AY Young, global musician and 1 of 17 United Nations-designated Global Young Leaders asked for help, how could we say no? AY Young is a Kansas City musician who has cast a…

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The Generosity Commission Launches: Reimagining and Reigniting America’s Spirit of Generosity

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Editor’s Note: The Generosity Commission is a project of The Giving Institute and the Giving USA Foundation and was conceptualized while Jeffrey Byrne, Co-Founder + CEO of Byrne Pelofsky, was serving as Board Chair of the Giving Institute from 2015-2017. Jeffrey had a critical role in the establishment of the Commission and is delighted that it has officially launched. As…

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Client Success Story: SAVE, Inc. Breaks Ground on Alhaven, a supportive housing community in Midtown KC

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Byrne Pelofsky was delighted to attend the groundbreaking of Alhaven, a supportive housing community in Midtown Kansas City and an initiative of our long-term client, SAVE, Inc. SAVE, Inc. is the sole provider of specialized housing for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in the bi-state, Kansas City metropolitan area. It was founded more than 30 years ago as a mere 8-bedroom…

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501c Success Series with Wendy Guillies, Kauffman Foundation – Working Together for Systems Change through Philanthropy

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Wendy Guillies and the Kauffman Foundation are ready to create lasting systems change through philanthropy. As the keynote speaker at the 501c Success National Speaker Series on October 7, Wendy addressed an audience of nonprofit executives, staff and volunteers about the importance of working together to address and solve some of society’s most complex issues. (Jeffrey Byrne, Co-Founder/CEO of Byrne…

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Swope Health Announces New Projects + Plans at Loews Hotel Event

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Swope Health, in collaboration with Byrne Pelofsky’s special events team, hosted an outdoor event on September 23 to announce new projects and plans with 150 community leaders, public officials and constituents. Swope Health CEO Jeron Ravin shared these updates and remarks on the lawn of the Loews Hotel offering a first look into the following upcoming projects: PACE KC Adult…

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Client Success Story: Guadalupe Centers Receives Massive Grants to Fight COVID-19

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Guadalupe Centers Federal Credit Union (GCFCU) is a Community Development Financial Institution (CFDI) providing local communities with financial products and education to empower them and to ensure economic opportunity for all. Byrne Pelofsky recently helped GCFCU secure a $1,800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of the Treasury as part of a $1.25 Billion stimulus package. The grant will be made…

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Mackenzie Scott Calling, Are You Ready to Answer?

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Editor’s Note: BP+A is pleased to feature our friend and colleague Alison Patterson, Principal and Philanthropic Strategist with Patterson Philanthropic Advisors, which helps individuals and families plan and connect to the meaning and impact of their philanthropic relationships. We’ve been hearing a lot about the transformational gifts given by philanthropist Mackenzie Scott over the last year, and many not for…

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