Fundraising secrets aren't so secret

I am fond of saying that "fundraising is an extreme sport." Like great athletes, fundraisers need to focus on the basics.

At Blog World Expo last November I got to do a live interview with Susan McLennan about those basics, treating people with respect, and an easy way to do a "thankathon."

Watch the entire interview here:

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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.
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  1. Donors are the cord; nonprofits are the outlet. Love it! Gives me a new way to think about finding the right auction donor, too.

  2. He's good, isn'g he Sherry? Thanks for posting, Marc. Really enjoyed the interview and can't wait to air round two!

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