About the presenter:

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman is the author of “Ask Without Fear!” and founder of and the executive director of

Marc’s expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences around the world and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera, SUCCESS Magazine, and Fox News. Marc’s experience also includes pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, and teaching internet marketing and fundraising at colleges and universities. On Twitter, he is @marcapitman.

He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family!

To get a free copy of his book “21 Ways for Board Members to Engage in Their Nonprofits Fundraising,” go to

When: Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 – 1:00pm-2:00pm Eastern

In an ongoing leadership study, fundraising coach Marc A. Pitman has unearthed the top things that keep nonprofit CEOs from fundraising. One of these is the misguided concept of “not asking on the first date.” This is usually more about the leader’s fear than about respect for the donor.

In this webinar, Marc will show you when “respecting the donor” means asking them now! And he’ll give you tips and statistics to help educate your senior leaders on why closing sooner than later can actually grow donor retention.

Learning objectives:

  • why “not asking on the first date” sounds so logical
  • how the donors sees the process differently from the nonprofit
  • what an actual CEO told Marc about his stalling process if NOT asked in the first meeting
  • and how to help nonprofit leaders overcome fear and get on with the business of fundraising

This presentation will be recorded for future viewing.