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What do you think about leadership in the nonprofit sector? In this episode, we’ll be talking with Marc A. Pitman about a report he just commissioned called ‘The Wake-Up Call.’ He’ll share a few of the highlights from the report, information about benefits and risks for different styles of nonprofit leadership, as well as suggestions about what nonprofit leaders can do next. The report is available at

The key points covered in this podcast discussion are:

  • Four styles of nonprofit leadership • Long-term challenges in not providing training for nonprofit staff members
  • How strategic planning is defined and whether or not it is actually happening
  • The importance of taking time to step up to the ‘balcony’ from the ‘dance floor’ to get a broader perspective
  • The need for new nonprofit leaders – we will be needing an estimated 80,000 new nonprofit leaders each year
  • You’re not alone – you’re not the only nonprofit leader facing these challenges

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Marc A. Pitman helps leaders, especially in nonprofits, lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and He's also the executive director of and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. Called "The Johnny Appleseed of Fundraising," Marc's expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences around the world and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera, SUCCESS Magazine, and Fox News. Marc’s experience also includes pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, and teaching internet marketing and fundraising at colleges and universities. On Twitter, he is @marcapitman. 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 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family!

Get you free copy of The Wake Up Call, the latest nonprofit leadership report at:

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