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About Marc A. Pitman
Concord Leadership Group founder Marc A. Pitman, CSP® helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. His latest book is The Surprising Gift of Doubt: Use Uncertainty to Become the Exceptional Leader You Are Meant to Be. He’s also the author of Ask Without Fear!® – which has been translated into Dutch, Polish, Spanish, and Mandarin.
Marc’s expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences around the world both in person and with online presentations. And has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Al Jazeera, Fox News, SUCCESS magazine, and Real Simple. Marc tweets regularly at @marcapitman.
He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family!
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Are your board members beating down your door with new donors that are ready to make a gift? If that's not your reality yet, international fundraising trainer Marc A. Pitman's "Ask Without Fear!" is for you!
In this fun, easy-to-read book, he:
- Explains in a step-by-step, easy to remember process how to build authentic relationships with your donors -- and help them connect with your cause in the way that matters most to them!
- Identifies time-tested research tools to help you plan your fundraising campaign!
- Exposes the 7 most common fundraising mistakes -- and how to avoid them!
- Shows how to become skilled at identifying a person's personality traits and tailoring your message to fit their personality -- even on the fly!
You’ve hit milestone after milestone in your career. You’ve achieved stellar highs. People look to you for direction as a model of success. So where is all this doubt and insecurity about how to lead coming from? And is it even possible to shake these feelings of uncertainty?
In The Surprising Gift of Doubt, sought-after leadership executive coach Marc A. Pitman not only shows you how to conquer your imposter syndrome, but actually harness thse uncomfortable feelings to develop a rare level of leadership mastery. In fact, that inner doubt you’re wrestling with is a signal that you are on the verge of greatness.
Through the same assessments, exercises and self-management tools Pitman uses to help his executive clients achieve their leadership dreams, you’ll learn to:
• Identify your inherent and learned abilities, and apply them most effectively • Use stories to amplify your natural leadership strengths • Set career and life goals that fuel your leadership objectives • Develop a unique style of leading to heighten your performance and the engagement of your team
You will emerge from this leader’s journey of self-discovery more sure-footed, courageous, and self-assured. The challenges of leadership will remain, but you’ll be able to meet them with an unshakeable inner confidence that matches the image others have had of you all along.
Finding the right tools and strategies for your nonprofit is the ultimate goal of The Essential Fundraising Handbook. Most fundraising books focus on nonprofits with large budgets, leaving smaller nonprofits to figure out what is relevant for their goals. That is the inspiration behind The Essential Fundraising Handbook for Small Nonprofits.
Currently, there are no fundraising books that comprehensively deal with the specific challenges of running a nonprofit on a small budget. Small nonprofits have a unique set of challenges and require a special kind of creativity when fundraising. The Essential Fundraising Handbook focuses on these challenges in a powerful way. Written by a panel of consultants and experts with over 112 combined years of experience, this book walks nonprofit leaders and staff through the techniques and strategies that have guided some of the most successful nonprofits (large and small). Using these successful principles, readers will get detailed case studies, worksheets, and strategies for almost every type of fundraising activity including:
* Grant writing
* Board development
* Donor engagement
* Major gifts
* And much more!
No matter your fundraising goal, The Essential Fundraising Handbook for Small Nonprofits offers advice and insight that anyone involved with fundraising can use in one volume.
It’s time for your fundraising goals to reach your dreams.
But God's call is complete. He understands the cost. Bills still need to get paid.
If this sounds familiar, Ask Without Fear® for Christian Ministry is for you! In these pages, fundraising expert Marc A. Pitman shows you how to fund your ministry. He also shares stories of fundraising straight from the Bible. And, as hard as it may be to believe right now, he even shows you how fundraising can be an enjoyable part of your calling!
Fundraising coach Marc A. Pitman thinks we live in the most exciting time for nonprofits! In Nonprofit Social Media: The Fundraising Coach's guide to nurturing relationships from your desk, he sets out to prove it.
Rather than diving into Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and LinkedIn, Nonprofit Social Media starts with your nonprofit. Pitman walks you through the how and why of social media. He gives you tips and an outline for starting a social media strategy and shows how to get your website up and running on a shoe-string budget. Then he shows you how email, blogging, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, and other social media tools fit into your strategy. He even shows you how to learn all these new tools and still stay sane.
Social media can help you create stronger relationships with donors than you ever thought possible. And it can help them introduce their friends to your nonprofit. Nonprofit Social Media shows you how!
- a 4-step process for asking for money
- how to overcome objections...even before them come up
- actual phrases to use in making the ask
- and even the seven biggest mistakes people make in fundraising. A
sk Without Fear for Librarians will help you and your board get your library the funding it deserves! Asking for money for your library is tough, but Ask Without Fear takes the mystery out of the process.
"Using Marc's framework, we were able to exceed our fundraising goal in the worst recession since the Great Depression."
Sarah Sugden, MLIS
Waterville Public Library
Do your donors bring you more qualified donor prospects?
Are they raving fans of your nonprofit?
Before there was Facebook or Twitter, there was “Creating Donor Evangelists”!
Learn how…by turning your fundraising effort on its head!
Fundraising isn’t getting easier. Donors are feeling caught between the combination of a recession and the rising cost of energy. And, donors are more distracted than ever with things like the ever increasing choices of TV channels, Tivo, social media, Twitter, Facebook…the list could go on. Traditional fundraising tools like direct mail are losing their effectiveness.
If we want our nonprofits to survive—and even thrive—we need to help our donors become “evangelists” for our programs. It’s always been more cost effective to retain donors than it is to attract new donors to our cause. Plus, these retained donors are more likely to talk about us to their friends.
That’s what Creating Donor Evangelists is all about! Though written in 2004, this program is more important then ever.
Based on the popular Creating Donor Evangelists fundraising seminar and the experiences of nonprofits around the world, this program will teach you simple to implement systems that will take your nonprofit’s fundraising campaigns to new heights!
In this teaching, I’ll help you:
learn how to save money on market research and get even better results
learn how two easy questions can super-charge any interaction with donors and prospects
learn four specific things you can do today to increase buzz about your charity
discover seven simple things you can do to create community with donors to your cause
Filled with step-by-step lists and detailed guides, Creating Donor Evangelists is a veritable recipe book of ideas and easy to implement systems guaranteed to increase two-way communication with your donors and truly transform your fundraising results!