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#61: Fundraising when your donors are facing inflation and political turmoil

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There’s no way around it: our world is a mess.

Giving has levelled off after a season of overwhelming generosity. We’re facing record inflation. The housing market is unpredictable. The stock market is a mess. Supply chains are broken. 

Society seems to be more polarized than ever before. And the ongoing war in Ukraine is ever-present in the public consciousness. 

Regardless of how serious you may think things are, make no mistake: most people are paying more at the cash register when they’re buying food and fueling up the family van. 

And chances are, most of your donors are feeling a little bit of insecurity—and a little bit of lack of control over what’s happening in the world.

So what does that mean for your fundraising?

On today’s show, we’re sharing part of a conversation Mike had with Dan Sonners on the Dynamic Nonprofits podcast about how to fundraise when the world’s a mess.

We look at the big picture, then go into some practical steps you can take today to make sure your organization is prepared for the worst.

Make sure to check out the Dynamic Nonprofits podcast, and follow Dan Sonners on LinkedIn.

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