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Marc A. Pitman    

Bestselling author, inspirational speaker, int'l sales & fundraising trainer

An international nonprofit organizational development consultant and fundraising trainer, Marc A. Pitman is the author of "Ask Without Fear!" and founder of, a website dedicated to practical ideas for fundraising more effectively.

Marc is invited to speak to organizations like Blackbauds Conferences for Nonprofits, Habitat for Humanity International, the New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and even the International Bowling Expo. His experience in nonprofit fundraising in many sectors (colleges, prep schools, and healthcare), in executive coaching, and in leadership training has caused him to be featured in books and articles around the world and be sought out as a guest on TV and radio shows including those on NBC, CBS, Fox News, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Marcs experience also includes planting and pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, teaching internet marketing at Thomas College and co-founding, a forum for nonprofit founders and executive directors.

He is the husband of his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And he says if you see him drive by, hell probably be singing 80s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family.


Speech Topics

Ask Without Fear!

Asking for money is as scary for people as death and public speaking. But it doesn’t have to be! Learn a simple “R.E.A.L.” method that takes much of the fear out of the process. This workshop is perfect for nonprofit employees and volunteers and will give you proven techniques to improve your fundraising skills

You’ll learn:

  • a 4-part system to structure your solicitation
  • actual phrases to use during your solicitations

Who's Telling YOUR Story?

We are natural born storytellers. But all too often, we in the nonprofit world aren’t good at telling our story. This session will equip you and your board members to be master nonprofit storytellers and help you cast your vision and mission in ways people will remember!

You’ll learn:

  • the basic components of all compelling stories
  • how a trip to the supermarket can help you make your story engaging
  • what an &

Google+ for Nonprofits

Google now has its own social media platform–Google+. This one is going to be around a lot longer than their earlier attempts with Buzz and Wave and it has tremendous potential for nonprofits!

You’ll learn:

  • Why you want to have a Google+ page–and have your staff have Google+ profiles too
  • How to use Google’s features to make yourself easy to find
  • How to use Hangouts to connect with supp

FaceTwitLink? TwitteredIn? TheLinkedBook?: An introduction to social media for fundraising

You’re hearing a lot about Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. And your board is telling you people are raising serious money with social media. But what is “social media”? Where did it come from? And can you really raise money with it? This session will show you what the tools are, where they came from, and how to use them to fund your cause.

Some of the things you’ll learn include:

  • Why your website is the start of all your social media plans
  • 3 real-life uses of Twitter and Facebook that have r

Fundraising in the Bible

Many faith-based organizations are surprised to learn that there are examples of fundraising in both the Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian Scriptures. Learning those stories frees them up to confidently seek full funding for their cause! In this seminar, you’ll learn:

  • How biblical heroes like Moses, David, Hezekiah, Nehemiah, and Paul raise funds
  • What Jesus meant by not letting your left hand know what your right hand was doing
  • Why it’s biblical to seek funding from any source and to have both clergy and lay people do the asking!

Keeping the Plates Spinning: Time Management & Goal Setting in a Small Office

How do you balance interruptions and planning? How do you meet your departmental goals when the priorities change daily or hourly? How do you keep all the plates spinning and determine which plates are truly important? When schedules are tight, every unexpected occurrence impacts your entire day. No matter how small the interruption, the ripple effects may be felt throughout your organization! You’ll walk away from this session with incredibly practical tools you can use immediately to help you regain a measure of sanity in your work day. Big offices find this helpful too!

You’ll learn:

  • 6 powerful too

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