Fundraising training for libraries and librarians

I love libraries and believe their mission is as important in our digital age as they've ever been.

So I'm working on a version of "Ask Without Fear!" specifically for librarians.

I'm blogging my book at my new library fundraising blog Beyond Fines.

Let's make this a conversation. I'd love your comments.

And would you help your local library by letting them know about the blog? It's at

About Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman is the CEO of The Concord Leadership Group, the author of Ask Without Fear! and director of The Nonprofit Academy. A coach to leaders around the world, Marc's expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera and Fox News. Marc’s experience also includes pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, and teaching internet marketing and fundraising at colleges and universities. 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! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook.
To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to


  1. Great idea, Marc. I love taking my kids to our local library, but with shrinking funding, programs and hours are disappearing. They need all the help they can get and my late fees probably won't suffice.

  2. Thanks Amy. I have a soft spot for libraries and I want to help them thrive!

  3. It is probably a given, but I will give a shout out for special events as a fundraising tool for any non profit org that needs to build a community outside current users. Imagine the folks that would show up to support a community resource like the library with the right special event.

  4. Thanks Sherry!

    You're right. I'm not a fan of special events as a means of fundraising. BUT if the goal is fundraising AND community awareness, they are terrific!

What would you add?