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Marc Pitman
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I'm not sure how LeadPages became a leader in teaching tips on Facebook advertising, but I learn a lot from them.

And they're giving a free training this coming Thursday!
I've learned ALOT about Facebook advertising from the LeadPages team. And now they're doing a 1-time LIVE training Thursday about what's really working today! Check it out at: [aff link]
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One if the biggest distractions in nonprofit fundraising is aiming for younger donors. +Jeff Brooks​ brilliantly plays that out in this post.

Read it, chuckle, and get back to real fundraising.
There's a new generation of powerhouse donors coming onto the scene, and they are going to change everything about fundraising. It's Generation Wah -- the incredible generation of super-donors, defined as those born since 2013. Let me be frank with you: If you do not jump aboard the Generation Wah train right now, you are up a terrible creek in a concrete canoe, without a paddle and no life jacket! Your rescue line: My hot-off-the-press white pap...
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Nonprofit leaders and fundraisers: Don't miss this webinar by +Hunter Boyle​ Tuesday!

Website Optimization: How to Convert More Prospects to Donors Online 
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Super excited to be working with the +Blackbaud  K12 team!

--> Get Coached with Marc A. Pitman!
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A little back stage peek at my work on The Hospital Fundraising Summit with +Alan Sharpe and Hospital Fundraising Today​.

This session on the top 5 stories your hospital needs to be telling is free on Tuesday, April 7!

The session on grateful patient programs is free on Monday, April 6!
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Hospital fundraising isn't getting easier. But 48 of us are giving over 70 sessions to help you! And they're all free. See the details in this post.
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Have you seen this creative fundraising from Downton Abbey's "EvilButler"? #therearelightsabers
WATCH DOWNTON WARS! Downton Wars: Part 1 - The Phantom Valet. Watch the FIRST part of the EXCLUSIVE Downton Wars! The MORE Rob raises for charity, the MORE YOU SEE! If Rob hits his £10000 target, he'll release Downton Wars Part 2 - 'The Evil Butler Strikes Back'!
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Free today during the Hospital Fundraising Summit
Is YOUR hospital's philanthropy department telling the right 5 stories?

Find out TODAY for free during the Hospital Fundraising Summit
​Is your hospital telling the five stories it needs to tell for fundraising success? Do you even know what they are? Hospital fundraising expert Marc A. Pitman​ does. He's worked with small community hospitals all the way to nationally recognized healthcare systems and has identified the stories ...
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It snuck up on us this year, but with a roast marinating, warm scones for breakfast, and Kirk Franklin on the radio, it's feeling like Easter.

Happy Resurrection Day!
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PLEASE remember, fundraising is NOT from a diminishing pie!
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Nonprofit fundraisers: are you being arrogant, immature, or effective at fundraising?

+Jeff Brooks​ shows you the difference here, like:
"Holding off from publically whining about your organization's problems while fundraising is not 'manipulating the truth.' It's being mature and aware of your audience."

Frustrated fundraisers sometimes blame donors for their pain
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True of top nonprofit leaders too!

Do you have a regular rhythm that works for you?

Rise & Shine: The Morning Rituals of our Great Creative Minds - Evernote Blog
How we start the day has a huge impact on our work. From Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Edison, what can we learn from the morning rituals of our great creative minds?
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Fundraising Trainer, Speaker, Author, Coach
  • - Committed to making it ridiculously easy for people to find fundraising training.
    Fundraising Trainer, Speaker, Author, Coach, 2003 - 2013
  • Hospice of Southern Maine
    Capital Campaign Consultant, 2004 - 2004
  • Inland Hospital Foundation
    Executive DIrector, 2005 - 2010
  • The Stony Brook School
    1999 - 2003
  • Gordon College
    1995 - 1999
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Waterville, ME
Maine - Hestra, Sweden - Jerusalem, Israel - Stony Brook, NY - Wenham, MA - Lewiston, ME - Greene, ME - Scarborough, ME - Auburn, ME
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(800) 694-7430
8 Waterville Commons Drive, Ste 137, Waterville, ME 04901
Dedicated to making it ridiculously easy to get fundraising training
An international fundraising trainer, Marc A. Pitman is the author of Ask Without Fear!® and founder of, a website dedicated to practical ideas for fundraising more effectively.

Marc’s experience also includes planting and pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, teaching internet marketing at Thomas College and co-creating 100 Donors in 90 Days.

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

Marc can be reached at or at (800) 694-7430. You can sign up for his free bi-weekly email newsletter focused on nonprofit fundraising by visiting:

On Google+, he also has a page and an Ask Without Fear! page.

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Married to my best friend; Chosen one of Maine's "Forty under 40" for 2011; my articles are regularly in the top 10 most popular downloads from the AFP resource library; listed as one of top 10 nonprofit bloggers in world (no accounting for taste!) and one of "25 brilliant bloggers"
  • Regent University
    MA Organizational Leadership, 2002
  • Gordon College
    BA History & Theology (double major), 1995
  • Milton Academy
    High School Diploma, 1991
  • St. Dominic's Regional High School
  • Gärdesskolan, Gislaved
    1987 - 1988
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marcapitman, GoalGuy, marketing maven, fundraising guru, nonprofit phenom, Captain Obvious, WYSIWYG guy, one of the 30 most effective fundraisers
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