Ask Without Fear! LIVE a success

Last Saturday, I presented my own full day fundraising seminar for the first time ever.

I’ve given seminars and trainings for years, but I’ve always been invited in to someone else’s event. Someone else did the PR. Someone else took care of the logistics. Someone else did the registration. It’s a different ballgame when you do all that and create the content.

But I loved it!

Fortunately, the participants loved it too. 🙂 I got this email the very next day:

I enjoyed your seminar so much, as did Danielle. We walked away very excited, and have already increase the number of people that will be at our next meeting, as well as more businesses coming on board to add to our fund raising. We have incredible things going on, and now adding what we have learned from your seminar has just motivated us even more.

Thank you so much for the gift you have given to us.

One of the most surprising was their repeated thanks for my offering this training in my community, to groups that could be seen as “competitors.”

I hadn’t even thought of it that way. And I hope I never do!

I just know that I love training and helping people get comfortable with fundraising!

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and He's also the executive director of and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to

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