[Guest Post] Crowdfunding – Not the Hail Mary You Think

Crowdfunding 101 Workshop DepositaGift.com-

Today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Dana Ostomel, the founder of Deposit a Gift.com. Deposit a Gift allows anyone – nonprofits, schools, or individuals – to raise money and even sell tickets to benefit events. I love that Dana’s background is in marketing. She’s developed solutions for brands like Snapple, Century21, The Home […]

Donor Fatigue is a myth

Donor Fatigue is a myth

I firmly believe “donor fatigue” is a cop out, not a reality. In this quick video, I tell you why. And I give you a free tool to fix your next fundraising letter. For more on this, check out: The free fundraising letter email course at” http://fundraisingcoach.com/fundraising-letters/ The new Fundraising 101 video class for board […]

Millenials aren’t really that different!

"Selfie" by Patrik Nygren. Used with permission.

Millenials aren’t really different. Charities just haven’t been paying attention! Charities have gotten used to the WORLD WAR II GENERATION’s trust in big social programs. Big programs overcame the Great Depression and overcame Hitler, right? So if “everyone does their part” we’ll overcome the next hurdle. But their kids, the SILENT GENERATION started questioning the […]

Helping board members tell their nonprofit story

"Story Road" by umjanedoan on Flickr. Used by permission.

Would you like to jumpstart your fundraising for your nonprofit? One of the most important tools I’ve seen is helping board members get comfortable telling their own story. Getting board members to be fully present In my work with nonprofits around the world, I find a common element in those with high performing boards: their […]

Fundraising Kick: Fundraising is NOT from a diminishing pie

Overcoming scarcity in nonprofit fundraising - it's not from a diminishing pie

Each week, I send out a coaching email to nonprofit CEOs, Executive Directors, and leaders. These Fundraising Kicks are quick emails designed to help them get out from behind their desk and in front of donors. Often they have scripts or task lists. Sometimes they contain attitude adjustment reminders. Here’s one I wrote for today. […]

71 sessions to help your hospital fundraising – for free!

Hospital Fundraising Summit https://ov213.isrefer.com/go/hfs15reg/marcapitman/

If you raise money for a hospital, or are thinking of moving into that career, you need to register for the The Hospital Fundraising Summit. It’s coming April 6 – 12 and gathering 48 of us, giving over 70 sessions! The schedule for The Hospital Fundraising Summit I’ve just heard that the schedule for The […]

[Question Marc] Help! My board wants to do another event!

Hammer and Nail by HikinginArtist.com

Dear Marc, Help!! My board wants to do ANOTHER fundraising event! We’re already doing 10 events a year. How can I tell them we don’t have the resources to do another one? Stressed in San Diego My Answer Dear Stressed, Oh no! I definitely feel your pain! I think your board is living out the […]