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The Case for Gift Planning in Times of Economic Uncertainty

Many nonprofit leaders feel pressure from their boards to seek cash now as donors deal with the threat of recession, persistent high inflation, and employment changes because of an ever-changing workforce. While nonprofit leaders consider creative fundraising strategies to sustain their organizations, donors look for ways to continue to support the causes most important to them that may provide even a modicum of current financial benefits for them.

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Planned Giving in the African American Community

The African American community has a strong tradition of giving its time, talent, and treasure to others. According to the 2016 U.S. Trust Study of High Net-Worth Philanthropy¹, African American households give 25% more of their discretionary income to charitable organizations and causes than their white counterparts.

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Reduce the Effects of High Inflation on Giving

High inflation is on the minds of your donors, even those who are wealthy. If you continue “business as usual,” then your organization will likely experience a decline in giving this year. However, if you focus on the above activities and offer the best philanthropic solutions for each donor, then you will help limit the effects of 40-year high inflation on your organization.

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For Powerful Conversations: Bring Your Inner Coach

The essence of coaching is asking powerful questions. We deepen the learning and forward the action with coaching. Coaching provides fundraisers, gift planners, or consultants tools to have more meaningful conversations and learn with donors, colleagues, and clients.

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Seeing the Elephant

As nonprofit supporters and constituents anticipate these changes and begin to adjust their plans, few nonprofits seem well-positioned to take advantage of the opportunities that may present themselves as their donors’ plans are revisited. Lack of adequate staff training and limited budgets may be plausible reasons for short-sightedness on the part of nonprofit leadership.

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Combat the Effects of High Inflation on Donors’ 2023 Giving

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