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35. Predictions & Preparations for 2023 Fundraising



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About this episode

There's been a lot of crystal ball gazing lately as many researchers, experts, and thought leaders looking at the economic forecast. Looking at giving USA data research, surveys, and assessing general nonprofit sentiment, trying to predict what 2023 may have in store for the sector and specifically for charitable giving.

I tackled this topic in my live training with members of my Transformers Community last week. That session was titled, "Predictions & Preparations for 2023 Fundraising." I say predictions and preparations for an important reason. It's one thing to predict or anticipate what may likely happen, but those predictions are useless unless we prepare for those likely scenarios.

As Abraham Lincoln once said, "The best way to predict the future is to create it." In this episode of The Intentional Fundraiser podcast, I want to share my five predictions informed by many brilliant minds and bodies of research across the sector. While I took a deeper dive into my live class with members of my Transformers Community, I'll share a lighter version of how we may best prepare for what will likely, probably, and possibly happen. Take a listen.


"The present reality is that we need to co-create these positions. We need to co-create what our culture looks like and how we work. If we are to attract and retain this new generation of talent. We have to be more open and more creative, and more collaborative."

- Tammy Zonker, President, Fundraising Transformed


Resources mentioned in this episode  

Donor Advised Fund Search

30. A Conversation with AFP Global's New Board Chair with guest Birgit Burton

17. Philanthropy in Communities of Color with guest Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman, Ph.D.

Fundraising Transformers Community of fundraisers and nonprofit leaders


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