Challenges in Nonprofit Fundraising: Huh?

Things I never realized anyone would have to worry about in the nonprofit sector, from a column in Grassroots Fundraising Journal:

I am 23 years old and just got a job in a social justice organization as a development associate. I have a portfolio of donors that I am in charge of, and I have a meeting with one of them soon. He has given $1,000 for three years and I want to ask him for $1,500. When I called to set up the meeting, he asked me what our organization was doing to address the rising fascism of our country. I know what fascism is in theory, but you can give me any specific ideas that I could incorporate into what I say to help answer his question? I am not that nervous about asking, but I do want to sound intelligent.