"Pitman has distilled the process of fundraising...and reveals powerful secrets to help fundraisers handle objections."
-FundRaising Success Magazine
Simple & effective fundraising ideas to help you raise lots of money for your favorite nonprofit
Is fundraising fun for you?
Are your board members beating down your door with new donors, eager to ask them for money? If that's not your reality yet, Ask Without Fear! by author, speaker, and fundraising expert Marc A. Pitman is for you!
He's distilled his years of successful fundraising, conducting capital campaigns, and coaching nonprofit executives around the country into this fun, practical, easy-to-read volume. In fact, it's so easy to read, it's been translated into Dutch, Polish, Spanish, and Mandarin!
"Reading Ask Without Fear! by uber-wise Marc A. Pitman. So practical and simple! Nothing new or earth-shaking, just very simple. More doable and less intimidating than similar books. Also it's the only book of its kind that embodies Marc's delicious joyful spirit. It makes me want to ask!"
-Hildy Gottlieb, Co-Founder, Creating the Future!
In plain English, Marc:
- Reveals how to take the fear out of asking for - and getting - large gifts!
- Explains in a step-by-step, easy to remember process how to building authentic relationships with your donors - and help them connect with your cause in the way that keeps them connected year after year!
- Identifies time-tested research tools to help you plan your fundraising campaign and get to know your donors.
- Exposes the 7 most common fundraising mistakes - and how to avoid them!
- Shows how to become skilled at identifying a person's personality traits and tailoring your message to fit their personality - even on the fly
- Even gives away powerful secrets to help you handle objections.
"I like that Pitman is applying the coaching paradigm to fundraising...I have no doubt that Pitman can coach the most timid and fearful fundraising staff member or nonprofit board member through their first contacts and on to ultimate success."
-Joanne Fritz, About.com
Ask Without Fear! helps you move your fundraising from a static, one-way, organization-centered monologue to a dynamic, donor-centered, two-way dialogue. Whether you work for a not-for-profit or volunteer for one, this book gives you the tools to raise serious money for your favorite cause!
Marc A. Pitman is an international fundraising trainer and founder of FundraisingCoach.com, listed by The Atlantic as one of "5 Philanthropic Blogs Fundraisers Need to Read." Convinced that "fundraising is an extreme sport," he has raised millions`of dollars for education, arts, and healthcare organizations. A popular speaker, a skilled coach, and an expert cited by media outlets like Reuters, Marc loves infecting others with the joy of fundraising.
"...My mother is almost finished reading Ask Without Fear!and has nothing but amazing things to say about you and the book...this is from someone who has little experience with fundraising. I can't wait to finish it! I think your book will be of great assistance to us!"
-Tonya Clark, Oakland, ME
Interested in Ask Without Fear! training on DVD? View a sample on the Ask Without Fear! DVD page.
Here's What Other People Are Saying About Ask Without Fear!
"'Get REAL' will take on new meaning for board and staff members who read this book. Readable, on point, filled with memorable stories and well-tested practices, this little book is a great addition to the field of pragmatic advice to those looking for more successful engagement in fundraising."
Kay Sprinkel Grace, Principal, Transforming Philanthropy and author, Beyond Fundraising
San Francisco, CA
"I enjoyed Ask Without Fear! Marc has taken a subject that has been written about often and given it a new twist. Clearly, his effort is a work of passion and love. My hat is off to him."
Jerry Linzy, Senior Managing Partner
Panas, Linzy & Associates
"This short, practical book gives you a series of step-by-step methods to raise more money, faster and easier than you ever thought possible."
Brian Tracy, Author
The Psychology Of Selling
"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!"
C.J. Hayden, Author
Get Clients Now!
"I read the book over the long weekend and really enjoyed it! I especially like that it was both informative and concise. That tends to be a rarity."
-Kristy Cullivan, Director of Alumni Affairs Nichols College
Ask Without Fear! A simple guide to connecting donors with what matters to them most
Chock full of practical, easy-to-understand fundraising tools and secrets, Ask Without Fear! is perfect for professional development officers and everyone that wishes they could raise more money for their favorite cause!