Have been searching for information that shows that charitable donations can take a hit in the lead up to General Elections; alas I haven’t found anything that really says it does or doesn’t.
However, in talking with a few charities they have indicated that they do see a change in the way people give in the lead up to elections.
A quick chat also with a number of people (10) who give on a regular basis, and the majority all said they hold off on all giving until after the election.
No one actually said why this could be the case, is it similar to the old days when people held off making purchases prior to budget announcements? Who knows.
Do you notice a change in charitable giving to your organisation prior to elections?
Do you hold off on some giving until after elections?