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Frustrated by how your fellow nonprofit board members flake out on fundraising?

This free ebook can fix that! It's helping boards around the world actually engage in fundraising!

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Board members around the world WANT to do the right thing, even in fundraising. This free ebook shows you how to help them raise money in ways that are comfortable with them.
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If you're putting all your nonprofit's eggs in one social media basket, you're going to be in trouble.
This is why i ALWAYS start my social media training with building your email list. As frustrating as FB can be, nonprofits who relied on it for all of their communication were (and are) being irresponsible. Donors deserve better.

Facebook's News Feed changes have been "catastrophic" for non profits
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Such a good teacher! Facebook Advertising Secrets with +Andrea Vahl is on sale until TOMORROW (Jan 26) [aff]
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Today is the last day of the free Fundraising Summit! And there are so many great sessions!

- Learn exactly what to say in a major gift ask from +Andrea Kihlstedt
- Learn from Gail Perry how to teach board members to open doors (without being pushy).
- AND 5 more free trainings!

It's only free today at [aff]
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Kickers just got an email warning them to avoid "contrived compassion" this week. Will you fall prey?

 Join here and we'll forward this week's email to you too:
Busy nonprofit executive directors and board members already know they need to ask people for money. Fundraising Kick helps them get out there and do it!
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This post by +Tom Ahern​ shows you the least expensive way to keep's related to those address labels some nonprofits send!

...and suddenly you'll be hearing from visitors about their experiences! It's easy to install (they say). And incredibly revealing to learn from visitors that, for instance, your monthly giving offer is confusing or they didn't get the part about how to honor someone with their gift.
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Great reminder!
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So true..:-)
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Do you need fundraising help?

All members of The Nonprofit Academy get have their live monthly coaching call with me at 1 pm today.

Become a member and join the call! (And get access to around 60 trainings, tools, and templates.)

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Good morning! Would you help me choose a cover?

The explanation of the ebook is below. I'd love to know which cover you prefer, if either, and why or why not. 
*Could you help?*People who sign up for the free Ask Without Fear! email newsletter, get a free ebook with this title: "21 Ways for Board Members to Engage with Their Nonprofit's Fundraising."

We think it needs a cover. Which do you prefer?
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Thanks everyone. These comments - and those on Facebook - helped inform a new design. I'm not sure how to upload the image here...but it's visible in the right column over at 
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Happy #GivingTuesday!

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Includes Amy Porterfield's Ultimate Editorial Guide, Andrea Vahl's 3 ebooks on FB and TW #cybermonday  #aff 

Helpful for nonprofits too!
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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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