Learn to raise money your way
The Ask Without Fear! coaching system uses the proven techniques in Marc's book Ask Without Fear!® to help you raise more money. He will work through researching your cause, researching your prospects, engaging your donors, asking them for money, handling objections, and successfully stewarding them to grow life long donors.
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Both clients who are just starting out and those who have an established development program have received tremendous results from coaching. Let Marc help you. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 694-7430 to set up a free exploratory phone call.
"Marc has provided valuable guidance in our efforts to ramp up a more mature advancement shop. From personnel issues to solicit strategies, he brings a fresh perspective that has enhanced our entire operation. He is a great resource for us."
Bill Pieczynski, Vice President for Advancement
To see what other people are saying, go over to http://fundraisingcoach.com/testimonials/.
What is executive coaching?
Having an executive coach is like having a personal trainer. But rather than training in a gym, this is personal training for your life.
Fundraising Coach coaching programs are like an executive-level development conference that comes to your office. At conferences you get lots of great information and techniques, but it's easy to forget them when you get back to work. With coaching, you get to create strategies in your real day-to-day life and keeping working at them until they work for you!
Board members like that Marc shows them how to do the fundraising part of their board role in harmony with their natural gifts and talents. CEO's and executive directors like Marc's gentle but no-nonsense approach and his attention to the bottom line. And development staff love Marc's understanding of all the steps necessary to hitting the bottom line sustainably year after year!
"Thank you sooooooooooooo much for your time, patience, and support. The peace of mind and clarity that I feel when I hang up after our calls are worth more than the sum of the practical techniques and suggestions you share."
Miriam Worch, Director of Development
Why people seek executive coaching with Marc
- Executive directors and fundraisers feeling overwhelmed by their responsibilities hire him to help strategize their work and reduce their stress
- Board members and nonprofit founders afraid of being on their forever "on the hook" to fund their cause hire him to help them craft a strong foundation for a long-term fundraising program for their cause that will outlast them
- Supervisers and HR Offices afraid their fundraisers are spending more time on "friend raising" than "fundraising" hire him to help these them get their fundraisers on track without having to go through the hassle and expense of hiring a new fundraiser
Some prospective clients ask what "the plan" is. They want to know if they will work through Creating Donor Evangelists and then Ask Without Fear!®? Or if they will start with Ask Without Fear!® and then move on to email fundraising.
Marc can definitely do that. If you and he decide coaching is a good fit, you are in the driver's seat. You determine the direction for each call. Marc only allows a few coaching clients at any given time to be able to offer special attention to his clients. This allows you to handle situations as they come up, in real-time.
Your nonprofit is unique. So is your leadership style. So:
- First, you and Marc will start out by outlining your expectations and goals.
- Next, you will work together to create a road map to accomplishing those goals.
- Then Marc will help you accomplish those goals. Each week, you both deal with challenges as they come up, real-time. And he helps you create strategies for each new goal that needs to be accomplished.
When you contract with Marc, you're getting personal attention. Not "personalized" attention but the real thing. Coaching clients find the results of coaching so helpful, they often hire Marc to come and train their board or staff.
Marc's clients ask him to help them with issues like:
- goal setting,
- management issues,
- personal or corporate branding,
- job searches, and
- time-life management.
Many like to use the outlines for his fundraising seminars as a starting point for our sessions.
"Marc is a skillful and knowledgable coach, and a true expert on fundraising. He provided very helpful fundraising advice to a nonprofit where I serve on the board. If you need someone to assist with any area of fundraising, Marc is your guy!"
Coaching packages are normally rendered in 6- or 12-months. Most coaching is done with every other week calls but some prefer more frequent, weekly calls. whether you are doing weekly scheduled calls or bi-weekly, Marc limits his coaching so that he can support you by email and phone between calls. Life happens between the calls, and as your coach he wants to be there to help too.
If coaching sounds like a good fit for you, send Marc an email a email@example.com to set up a free exploratory phone call.
Other Coaching Offerings
One time session
If you're interested in a one-time session, you can check out www.Fundraising-Help.com.
Weekly Coaching Emails
If you already know how to ask for money but just need a little kick to get out there and do it, Fundraising Kick is for you! Each week Kickers get a brief detailed email from Marc giving a strategy for making 5-10 asks. The emails often include specific scripts or wording for notes. Find out more at http://fundraisingcoach.com/fundraisingkick.
Sometimes four or more people prefer to have a group coaching experience. If you're interested in that, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is currently a group coaching offering, a 3-month social media coaching class.
“With his genuine interest in people, and in helping them become more effective promoting their charitable causes, Marc Pitman has been a tremendous support to me and my efforts to support my own cause. He keeps me focused and on task, he re-enforces what he teaches with literature and fundraising websites, and anytime I email him with questions, he promptly replies with creative and insightful suggestions. The most important lesson I have learned from Marc is to put people first, and my non profit work second. By doing this and focusing on the potential donor's needs, I am more likely to find a way for my organization to enrich their lives.”
Beth Striebeck, Trustee
Ballet San Jose
San Jose, CA