Ask Without Fear!: A Simple Guide to Connecting Donors with What Matters to Them Most

By Marc A Pitman


Are your board members beating down your door with new donors that are ready to make a gift? If that's not your reality yet, international fundraising trainer Marc A. Pitman's "Ask Without Fear!" is for you!

In this fun, easy-to-read book, he:

  • Explains in a step-by-step, easy to remember process how to build authentic relationships with your donors -- and help them connect with your cause in the way that matters most to them!
  • Identifies time-tested research tools to help you plan your fundraising campaign!
  • 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!

Perfect for nonprofit employees and board members, Ask Without Fear! helps you move your fundraising from a static, one-way, organization-centered monologue to a dynamic, donor-centered, two-way dialogue. This book gives you the tools to raise serious money for your favorite cause!

"I have no doubt that Pitman can coach the most timid and fearful fundraising staff member or nonprofit board member...Pitman's book is quick and precise." --Joanne Fritz, "It's a fast read, written in clear language, with lots of examples and stories. It's perfect for both professional and accidental fundraisers like board members..." --Kivi Leroux Miller, "Pitman has distilled the process of fundraising...and reveals powerful secrets to help fundraisers handle objections." --Fundraising Success Magazine "'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 Chicago, IL "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!


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ISBN: 9781933715544

About the Paperback

Publisher Executive Books
Publish date 04/01/2008
Pages 95
ISBN-13 9781933715544
ISBN-10 1933715545
Language English

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