Is crowdfunding the right fit for your nonprofit?

I've been fundraising since before Facebook. Even before Google existed!

I've seen a lot of fads, tricks, and solid strategies in my time.

Two of the most persistent seem to be bake sales and crowdfunding. (Seriously, a startling number of well meaning supporters still consider holding a bake sale to be a solid nonprofit fundraising strategy!)

Back in the day, crowdfunding was putting change in a jar. With the rise of the internet, crowdfunding has become much easier. And can be much further reaching.

But is crowdfunding right for your nonprofit?

Get Your Crowdfunding Questions Answered

On September 12, I'll be interviewing crowdfunding expert and Nonprofit Academy faculty member Dana Ostomel.

Join us to get your crowdfunding questions answered in this live, no holds barred conversation. I'll asking her tough questions like:

  • "Should nonprofits really participate in #GivingTuesday?"
  • "How does a nonprofit know if crowdfunding is a bad fit for their fundraising?" and
  • "Why do many nonprofit crowdfunding campaigns fail?"

The best part? If you register (it's free), you'll get to ask your own questions!

So join us by registering at

UPDATED: The crowdfunding conversation is over, but we recorded it!

We had a great time and I learned alot in our crowdfunding conversation. Unfortunately, GoToWebinar didn't record our heads (we were broadcasting ourselves, not just the slides with the questions). But the conversation will certainly help you figure out if crowdfunding like #GivingTuesday is right for you.

Watch (or listen) to our conversation here:

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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