Change your words. Change your world.

Speaking Truth To Power: How to talk to billionaires (and your other donors)

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.

You’ll learn:

  • 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


22 September 2023

9:30 - 11:30 CT


Nelson Atkins Museum of Art