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Why Talking About Money is Scary for Fundraisers – Nonprofit MBA Podcast

By March 29, 2023April 3rd, 2023Donor Engagement, Fundraising

Talking About Money is ScaryHave you ever wondered WHY talking about money is scary for fundraisers? If we’re tasked with raising money we have to talk to people about money all the time. For some of us, it can be a scary or uncomfortable thing to do. It took me years to move past my own fears and discomfort.

Take a listen to my recent conversation with Stephen Halasnik about why talking about money is scary for fundraisers.  We had a candid conversation about why it’s so uncomfortable and what we can do to shift our discomfort.

Stephen shared his own fundraising story. He talks openly about what happened when he invited friends and colleagues to make financial contributions to support organizations that were important to him after his wife passed away.

Follow along with our discussion to reduce your own discomfort:

5:07 – It’s scary for people to talk about money.
11:17 – The missing thing for people when they’re uncomfortable talking about money.
20:21 – Why is asking for money uncomfortable and how do you get past it?
31:00 – What goes into a good ask?
39:05 – What can happen when you share your money story

If you’d rather read view a written overview of the conversation here.

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Stephen Halasnik is the host of the popular Nonprofit MBA Podcast. The Nonprofit MBA podcast aims to help nonprofit leaders and their teams. Stephen is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Financing Solutions, a leading provider of loans for nonprofits in the form of a Line of Credit. Stephen is a best-selling Amazon author and a leading authority on building great, purpose-driven businesses.

Stephen lives in New Jersey, and his top life mission is to raise his two sons, Michael and Maxwell, to be good men.

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