A truth about major gift fundraising

Fundraising is like growing a seed.Major gift fundraising can be a wonderful experience for donors and for the nonprofit. The results are great - both for donors and for the nonprofits. But an unseemly truth about major gift fundraising is: it's hard. There are times of long, disciplined waiting.

I recently talked to Bill Littlejohn about leading fundraising efforts. He said that fundraising plans seem to go wrong immediately after we start them. He had a great way to frame the work. He reminds people to "Honor the Process."

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The interview with Bill is part of the new Concord Leaders Podcast. You can hear his episode and subscribe to all episodes on iTunes, Stitcher, or TuneIn at: http://concordleadershipgroup.com/003-honor-process/

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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.
To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to https://fundraisingcoach.com/21-ways/

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