5 truly useful gifts for travelers who fundraise

Picture of a suitcase a traveling fundraiser probably wouldn't take

I’ve been seeing lots of “gifts for travelers” lists. Unfortunately, most of them are full of expensive items that are of questionable value. Do we really need $85 galoshes? Or a $70 light bulb? Here are some real gifts you can get your favorite traveling fundraiser! I know, I use them on every trip. For […]

Upcoming Fundraising Coach Speaking and Trainings

Marc Pitman giving a keynote on personality styles in Kansas City

I am often asked where my next speaking events are. Here are the upcoming trainings and talks for November 2014 into January 2015. In addition to online events, I’ll be on all over the USA and in two other countries! Updated 11/15/2014: Included PennyBridge’s invitational breakfast in Örebro, Sweden and the talk at the former […]

4 Great Nonprofit Trainings this Month in The Nonprofit Academy!

The Nonprofit Academy Favicon

A few weeks ago, The Nonprofit Academy joined the Fundraising Coach. With over 50 webinars, templates, and tools in the NPA Online Vault, it’s already a great resource for affordable, efficient, and effective nonprofit trainings. But members typically get one new online training and one coaching call with me each month too. October is special […]

Get jazzed when a donor says “no”!

Go For No Book Cover

As I wrote earlier this week, some of my coaching clients are being transformed by the idea of keeping on going until we get no. This concept is helping them keep up their endurance in asking. And it’s helping donors really connect to causes that matter to them. So I’m thrilled that “Go For No!” […]

Free Donor Stewardship Class!

Stewardship School Tutoring Hour

[UPDATED 9/2/14 with the recording of the special hour-plus long class!] We’re rapidly moving toward the most generous time of the year. Many nonprofits see 30% or more of their annual donations in December. But according to recent studies by Google, September is when donors start making their year-end giving decisions. Will you retain your […]

Why I pay for the Chronicle of Philanthropy

Why I pay for the Chronicle of Philanthropy

Years ago, the school that employed me as a fundraiser paid for a subscription to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. So when I began running a development shop, I made sure the Chronicle subscription was in my budget. But then, somewhere along the line, I realized two things: The stack of Chronicles just kept piling up […]

The 5 Best Leadership Books for Nonprofit Leaders

The 5 Best Leadership Books for Nonprofit Leaders

An executive coaching client recently asked me about my favorite 2 or 3 leadership books. Here are the first five that came to mind. Not surprisingly, each one is within easy reach of my desk. And I find myself thinking about their concepts or quoting them practically every week. Influence, Robert Cialdini In most of […]