While the book applies to all leaders, Katie and Marc focus their discussion on nonprofit leaders and the unique struggles they face. Drawing upon his experience as a renowned fundraising coach, Marc shares stories and tools he’s used to help leaders realize that their doubt is a blessing in disguise. If you need a confidence boost, this episode is for you!
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About Marc Pitman, author of The Gift of Doubt
An international leadership coach and fundraising trainer, Marc A. Pitman, CSP®, helps nonprofit board members and staff get excited about asking for money. He founded The Concord Leadership Group along with FundraisingCoach.com, recognized by The Atlantic as “1 of 5 Philanthropic blogs fundraisers need to read.” His latest book is The Surprising Gift of Doubt: Use Uncertainty to Become the Exceptional Leader You Are Meant to Be. He is also the author of Ask Without Fear!®. Additionally, Marc is the executive director of the affordable fundraising training program The Nonprofit Academy. He serves as an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank.
Marc has a passion that makes people call him the “Johnny Appleseed of fundraising.” Marc believes fundraising is all about leadership. Fundraising affects everything from mission and vision to board governance to HR to marketing and community relations. He strives to make it ridiculously easy for everyone—board members, volunteers, and nonprofit staff —to get fundraising training. For example, Ask Without Fear! now has translations in Dutch, Polish, Spanish, and Chinese. Marc also continues to write books, create online fundraising training, and collaborate on systems like 100 Donors in 90 Days.
In addition, Marc’s leadership experience includes planting and pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, and teaching internet marketing at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Mark received recognition as one of Maine’s first “40 Under Forty,” honoring Maine’s emerging generation of leaders.
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.