• Ask Without Fear!

  • A Simple Guide to Connecting Donors With What Matters to Them Most
  • By: Marc A. Pitman
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Great read! Exactly what I was hoping for!

    This book was super helpful! Short and sweet with direct guidance on how to help make the most out of your interactions with donors.

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    Very helpful!

    Really gives you a step by step on how to make asks. At the end, he gives you categories that donors fit into so you can identify and tailor your approach.

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    Very Insightful

    So much information. This definitely helped to put my fears to rest about asking for money.

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    Great information, easy to digest

    Great book. Great fundraising tool. Acronyms always make me cringe. Too many make me stop listening. But this is a personal pet peeve. This book is great. Hand to every board and member at their orientation. And then review together every quarter at board and staff meetings.

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    Quick read with useful tips

    This book is particularly helpful for people who serve on nonprofit boards. Great tips and an easy read.

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    very practical and helpful . no nonsence

    very practical and helpful . no nonsence, but
    why this fucking audible asks for more words?

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    • Dave McNicholl
    • 02-13-19

    Excellent whatever your background

    I thought this book was a brilliant introduction to making the ask, but also some great transferable skills for general negotiations. I would highly recommend a listen

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    • Anonymous User
    • 02-09-21

    timely advice

    I loved the way Marc broke the art of asking down into a really simple framework. This is a great 'read'!