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News You Can Use Issue 112/April 2012 What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?   Jeffrey D. Byrne President & CEO Jeffrey Byrne & Associates, Inc.   As President & CEO of our fundraising consulting firm working with nonprofits nationally, I often get asked how I got involved in fundraising. I've been working with nonprofits for the last…
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News You Can Use Issue 129/September 2013   Simple Tools...Fundraising Success!  Mary Ellen ClarkSenior Vice President  We all want to be successful, whether at work or as a volunteer. As a development professional, it is your responsibility to ensure your Board has the tools necessary for fundraising success. One of the greatest challenges facing certain Board members is getting an appointment…
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News You Can Use Issue 125/May 2013 Building Blocks to a Successful Campaign Steering Committee  By Mary Ellen ClarkSenior Vice President The Feasibility Study is completed and your Board has voted to move forward with a capital campaign. Some around the boardroom have a skeptical look on their faces; others are excited, ready to roll up their sleeves and get started. Everyone…
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News You Can Use Issue 113/May 2012 Getting Your Board Onboard   Judy Keller Senior Vice President   Editors note: Jeffrey Byrne & Associates, Inc. is a member of The Giving Institute (a member of the Nonprofit Research Collaborative) and a contributor to the annual Giving USA Report which is researched and written by The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.…
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News You Can Use Newsletter June 2014 Charitable Donations Grew Again in 2013 Fourth Straight Year of Gains Contributions Reach $335.17 billion from American Individuals, Estates, Foundations and Corporations    Editor's Note:  If you live in the Greater Kansas City, Missouri area, please join Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc., U. S. Trust and Nonprofit Connect this Thursday, June 19, at…
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News You Can Use Newsletter July 2014 The Benefits of Planned Giving John F. MarshallSenior Vice President  I began my fundraising career way back in 1976 when I joined the development department in New York City, one of the largest Salvation Army departments in the country, if not the world. I was young and lacking any previous development experience, and…
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News You Can Use Issue 110/February 2012 Campaigns Are Going Over Goal... Really! By Judy Keller, CFRESenior Vice President    If you pay attention only to some of the doom and gloom still present in the media about fundraising's incredibly slow recovery, you may find it hard to believe, but campaigns today are not only succeeding, they going over goal in the face…
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News You Can Use Issue 120/December 2012   A Year-End Note   by Jeffrey D. ByrnePresident & CEO  As Nonprofit Executives and Development Professionals you are called on to juggle multiple issues all the time within your nonprofit organizations. Additionally, you have to keep abreast of what happens around your local communities, regionally and around the globe. Just think about a…
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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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