Celebrating your nonprofit – The Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Valentine Day for nonprofit fundraisers

The February Nonprofit Blog Carnival generated some interesting comments but not many blog posts. The call for posts was for creative ways to celebrate you cause. We seem to be a creative bunch…Many people said they loved this topic. But there weren’t any blog post submitted. In looking around, I did find that the most […]

A surprising tweak to increase donor retention

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I’ve worked alot on donor retention and often written about the importance of keeping the donors you already have. But in a recent webinar on storytelling for nonprofits, I had a rude awakening. The webinar was presented by the legendary fundraiser Ken Burnett. He was talking about how effective stories can be in the answering […]

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!

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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 […]