Marc Pitman

Marc Pitman

Concord Leadership Group founder Marc A. Pitman, CSP, helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. Whether it’s through one-on-one coaching of executives, conducting high-engagement trainings or growing leaders through his ICF-accredited coach certification program, his clients grow in stability and effectiveness.

He is the author of “The Surprising Gift of Doubt: Use Uncertainty to Become the Exceptional Leader You Are Meant to Be” He’s also the author of “Ask Without Fear!”— which has been translated into Dutch, Polish, Spanish and Mandarin. A FranklinCovey-certified coach and Exactly What To Say Certified Guide, Marc’s expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences around the world both in person and with online presentations. 

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 ’80s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family!

What Is Your ‘Re-onboarding’ Plan?

Find it hard to work with some of the staff you hired during the pandemic? Here are ideas to help these members adjust post-pandemic.

Are You Focused on All 3 Areas of Leadership?

Many nonprofit leaders tend to think of leading as something they do to others. Of course, it is necessary to lead the people you have been promoted to oversee. But, in reality, leaders need to lead in three areas, not just one.

Mental vs Physical: Are You Skipping One of the Two Creations?

So many nonprofit leaders get into this sector because they are good at filling needs. They get so good at doing that they draw other people into their orbit. Because they’ve been good at doing, they just keep “doing” and think this is what nonprofit work is about...

3 Tweaks to Get Your Fundraising Back on Track

It can be awful doing the work, even having actual meetings with major donors, and still not have the fundraising results you expect. Here are three tweaks I find help my coaching clients get back on track to reaching their fundraising goals.

You Know You Have to Ask but for How Much?

Wouldn’t it be great to have some objective way to mechanically ask new people for a gift? We could just “know” that we’re asking the right amount.

No One Is 'Off the Hook' From Fundraising

Executive directors and CEOs have an incredibly challenging job. In my ongoing research with nonprofit executives, they often tell me that boards hire the nonprofit leader to be a fundraiser, but they don’t allow the leader to staff the nonprofit in a way that frees her up to fundraise. As a result, many nonprofit executives find that constantly “putting out fires” crowds out strategic activities like donor involvement.

Are Fundraisers Stupid?

If we do our jobs well, we will not be at our seats all the time — and that might not sit well around the office. A simple call sheet could help with your "impression management."

FREE “Ask Without Fear!” Teleclass

April 21, 2009, Fundraising Coach — Since this month marks the 1 year anniversary of the publication of “Ask Without Fear!“, I’m deciding to have a party!

Do You Ask on the First Date?

Your nonprofit needs you to have the courage to fundraise. I’m surprised how often I need to remind fundraisers that their job is to raise funds. That is true for CEOs and executive directors too. Here’s hoping these two approaches will help you ask without fear and see your mission fully funded!