Looking Forward: Protecting Your Nonprofit Fundraising Efforts from the Impact of the Next Economic Downturn

| September 6, 2018

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Many nonprofits were not prepared for the impact of the last recession. Revenue from nonprofit fundraising efforts plummeted, pledges were defaulted on and the impact of the financial crisis was long-lasting. During a downturn, charities face a “double whammy” of impact. With the decline in funding, many nonprofits are forced to cut programs, services and staffing at the very time they’re most needed.

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