Major gift fundraisers and nonprofit leaders can be some of the most outspoken leaders. Until they talk to a donor. Then they get all tied up in knots and wishy-washy.
Join Fundraising and leadership expert Marc A. Pitman to learn how you can stop doing that. In this talk, you'll learn how to turn the tables on your self-doubt and speak truth to people in powerful positions. Speaking truth without compromising an iota of integrity.
- How to thwart imposter syndrome and rest in a quiet confidence
- The deceptive power of leading with curiosity rather than certainty
- Why donors distrust nonprofits that only have good reports
- How to have asking conversations that are customized to the donor without compromising your nonprofit's mission
A program of the 501(c) Success National Speaker Series. This series brings prominent thought leaders to Kansas City to discuss the latest nonprofit research and trends.
Marc Pitman is the founder of Concord Leadership Group and has served as its CEO for 20 years. In that time, he has presented trainings and keynotes to over 25,000 participants in North America, Europe, Mexico, and New Zealand; coached more than 120 CEOs, C-suite executives, directors, and owners; and in the last two years has certified an additional 24 Quadrant 3 Leadership Coaches, who have gone on to coach and train more than 14,290 leaders in corporations, government, associations, and nonprofits. Marc holds his masters in organizational leadership from Regent University.
He is a Certified Franklin Covey Coach, a Certified Speaking Professional of the National Speakers Association, and president of the South Carolina chapter of the International Coaching Federation. He has appeared in or been recognized by media outlets and publications including NBC, Fox News, Al Jazeera, Success magazine, Real Simple, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Marc is the author of Ask Without Fear!®, which has been translated into Dutch, Polish, Spanish, and Mandarin. His latest book is The Surprising Gift of Doubt: Use Uncertainty to Become the Exceptional Leader You Are Meant to Be. Marc speaks nationally and internationally on leadership, influence, storytelling, and fundraising and is the voice behind FRC, one of the longest-running blogs in the nonprofit sector (est. 2003). He is executive director of The Nonprofit Academy; an advisory board member of innovative fundraising platform Pennybridge in Orebro, Sweden; and a former advisory panel member of the Rogare Think Tank at Plymouth University, Plymouth, United Kingdom.
He is married to his best friend and is the father of three amazing kids, who, if he’s belting ’80s tunes, will deny they know him.
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