Successful Nonprofit Fundraising for Board Members & Staff
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Successful Nonprofit Fundraising for Board Members & Staff

Learn to ask without fear and raise all the money your nonprofit deserves!
4.4 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
28 students enrolled
Created by Marc Pitman
Last updated 11/2015
Price: $95
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • the 4 easy to remember steps for all fundraising
  • how to overcome donor objections
  • how to get bigger donations from your current donors
  • what is involved in researching prospects
  • how to let donors know you don't see them as an ATM
  • 5 questions to use at social events to help you learn about prospects
  • how board members can help rate donor prospects - and a section designed to be played at a board meeting
  • exact phrases to use when you ask for money
  • how to develop exact answers to the scariest objections
  • why you don't have to answer every objection!
  • how to show gratitude to nonprofit donors
  • why a "no" now does not mean a "no" forever
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  • You need to have a can-do attitude and an openness to seeing that fundraising could actually be fun! It also helps to have a passion for your cause.

The Ask Without Fear!® Fundraising System
If your board members (or you!) are afraid, it can be frustrating to know you could be raising more money, but aren't!

You're not alone.

Marc A. Pitman travels around the globe, helping nonprofit boards and teams get over their fears about fundraising.

Marc demystifies the fundraising process. He shows how even volunteers can have fun in the process of fundraising!

Now that training is available in this convenient course!
Marc's gone into the studio to condense his training onto video you can share with your board or team. Broken up into short "question and answer" segments, you can watch this straight through in one sitting, or just a little bit at a time.

By the time your board members have finished watching they'll be saying "I can do that!"

Marc also shares some great strategies to help you as well

  • How to overcome donor objections
    One part of the video you'll definitely want to watch is on overcoming donor objections. Marc details how to have answers for your donor's objections. It's easier than you think!
  • How to get bigger donations from your current donors
    In the section on "Upgrading Your Donors," Marc shows you how to get bigger donations from the donors you currently have without any other work. You can use these techniques immediately!

    Just watching this little section will end up paying for this DVD set many times over. In fact if you don't watch this section, you're losing some larger donations.

The tools you'll need
Marc also provides you with "Done for You" resources and samples. Need a prospect rating tool for your board? A pledge form? They're here in the resources. Just print it out. It's that easy.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course was specifically created for nonprofit boards of trustees and directors. There's even a section that can be played at board meetings. Since being released, nonprofit executive directors, fundraising staff, and volunteers have loved the content too.
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Curriculum For This Course
8 Lectures
1 Lecture 01:57

Are you willing to be convinced?
1 question
How do I ask for money?
1 Lecture 03:41

The 4 steps of fundraising
1 question
R: Research
1 Lecture 14:22

Why does Marc say you should start with research?
1 question
Donor Prospect Research for Board Members
1 Lecture 02:07
E: Engage
1 Lecture 17:14

Setting up an engagement call
1 question
A: Ask
2 Lectures 21:43

In this lecture you'll learn exactly how to ask for money, what to say, and when to say it.

Preview 12:40

Unfortunately, not all donors say "yes" when you ask. This lecture shows what to do next.

Preview 09:03

Asking Quiz
3 questions
L: Love
1 Lecture 05:49

Stewarding donors is essential for long-term relationships. Here's how to do it, even if they initially are very negative.

Preview 05:49
About the Instructor
Marc Pitman
4.7 Average rating
12 Reviews
59 Students
2 Courses
Fundraising Coach

An international leadership coach and fundraising trainer, Marc A. Pitman helps nonprofit board members and staff get excited about asking for money. He is the founder of FundraisingCoach - recognized by The Atlantic as "1 of 5 Philanthropic blogs fundraisers need to read." He is also the author of Ask Without Fear! and the executive director of the affordable fundraising training program The Nonprofit Academy.

Because of his dynamic trainings, Marc speaks to thousands each year at events like the World Fundraising Summit in Mexico, trainings in New Zealand, Association for Fundraising Professionals International Conference, and organizations around the world, even groups like the International Bowling Expo. His experience in nonprofit fundraising and leadership training, as well as his balanced commentary, has caused him to be featured in books and articles around the world and be sought out as a guest on TV, radio, and print as diverse as Al Jazeera, SUCCESS Magazine, and Fox News.

With a passion that's made 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. So he is committed to making it ridiculously easy for everyone - board members, volunteers, and nonprofit staff - to get fundraising training. Ask Without Fear! has been translated into Dutch, Polish, Spanish, and Chinese. And he continues to write books, create fundraising training DVDs, and collaborate on systems like 100 Donors in 90 Days.

Marc's leadership experience also includes planting and pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, teaching internet marketing at both the under graduate and graduate level, and being chosen 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.