About Marc

Marc A. Pitman, The Fundraising CoachAn international leadership coach and fundraising trainer, Marc A. Pitman helps nonprofit board members and staff get excited about asking for money. He is the authorAsk Without Fear! of Ask Without Fear! and founder of FundraisingCoach.com, a website dedicated to practical ideas for fundraising more effectively. He is the Director of 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.

Committed to making it ridiculously easy for board members, volunteers, and nonprofit staff to get fundraising training, Marc continues to write books, create fundraising training DVDs, and collaborate on systems like 100 Donors in 90 Days.

Marc's 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.

Education & Affiliations


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Some of the conferences and organizations Marc's worked with include:

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference
  • American College of Surgeons' Leadership & Advocacy Summit
  • the Maine Public Broadcasting System
  • The Joint Commission's Center for Transforming Healthcare
  • KLOVE-AIR1 Radio
  • Islamic Relief USA
  • the World Fundraising Forum in Monterrey, Mexico
  • NCDC Leadership Summit
  • National Catholic Development Conference (multiple years)
  • Tov V'Hesed
  • Sharut Ha'Din
  • BlogWorld Expo
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • Israel Air Force Center Foundation's Leadership Retreat
  • Special Olympics South Carolina (multiple years)
  • the Tonic Conference in New Zealand
  • the American Subcontractors Association
  • Catholic Charities USA
  • University of Southern Maine Development Symposium
  • Community Health Plan of Seattle
  • Indiana Grantmakers Alliance
  • Nonprofit Management Center for the Permian Basin
  • Utah Society for Fund Raisers
  • PodCamp Boston 5
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals - various chapters
  • American Marketing Association's Nonprofit Marketing Conference
  • American Marketing Association - Puget Sound
  • Oral Roberts University
  • Kansas Main Street (Kansas Department of Commerce)
  • Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools
  • Maine's Blaine House Conference on Volunteerism
  • Maine Library Association
  • Waterville Public Library
  • Autism Society of Maine
  • Central Maine Community College
  • New England Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (multiple years)
  • Blackbaud's Conference for Nonprofits (multiple years)
  • Blackbaud's Canadian Conference for Nonprofits
  • Advancement Program Council (multiple years)
  • CASE/NAIS Independent Schools Conference