Brian is the author of “Fundraising for Introverts: Harnessing Our Powers for What Matters.” His other business books are “Asking Styles: Revolutionize Your Fundraising,” “Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success,” and “Engaged Boards WILL Fundraise.” Through his books, webinars, trainings, and consulting, Brian offers invaluable guidance on increasing board involvement in fundraising, growing major gift programs, developing and executing capital campaigns, and more.
As a trainer, speaker, and strategist, Brian specializes in teaching cause leaders about fundraising techniques, while actively dispelling myths and debunking stereotypes that surround the art of asking. Brian shares how he personally has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in funding through face-to-face solicitations. His expertise is particularly valuable for nonprofit organizations with budgets under $10 million, where board members play a critical fundraising role. He deeply understands and addresses the unique challenges smaller nonprofits commonly face.
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Author / Speaker Brian Saber is a renowned fundraising expert, President of Asking Matters, and a dedicated advocate for charitable causes.
Brian has made significant contributions to the nonprofit world by introducing the introspective tool known as Asking Styles. Through this quick-to-use and easy-to- understand self-discovery quiz, close to 100,000 nonprofit professionals around the globe have learned how to successfully leverage the strengths of their own personalities when soliciting donations—and how to create an inclusive environment for everyone who self-identifies as an introvert.
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Director of Development, Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College
“…Brian's expertise is exceptional, and his affable style and personal manner were exactly what we needed to ensure our volunteers felt comfortable and confident for the campaign…I highly recommend Brian and his team..."
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As a trainer, speaker, and strategist, Brian specializes in teaching cause leaders about fundraising techniques, while actively dispelling myths and debunking stereotypes that surround the art of asking. Brian shares how he personally has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in funding through face-to-face solicitations.
His expertise is particularly valuable for nonprofit organizations with budgets under $10 million, where board members play a critical fundraising role. He deeply understands and addresses the unique challenges smaller nonprofits commonly face.
“…Brian is an excellent presenter! He understands the unique styles of individuals and their ability to approach donors. He clearly presents helpful methods for differing personalities in 'making the ask.' His methods and strategies give people confidence that they can do a major ASK…”
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Past and current clients include:
- Boys and Girls Clubs of America
- Volunteers of America
- The Arthritis Foundation
- Boys Hope Girls Hope
- The National Association of YMCA Development Officers
- Baruch College Foundation
- Crohn’s & Colitis of Canada
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Hazelton Betty Ford Foundation
- Prevent Child Abuse America
- Overlook Hospital Foundation
- Archdiocese of Los Angeles
- National Public Radio
- The Artist Book Foundation
- Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
- League of Chicago Theaters
- United States Olympic Committee
- Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation
- Lambda Legal Volunteer Lawyers
- American Society of Botanical Artists
- National Council on Problem Gambling
- Staten Island Not for Profit Conference
- American Institute of Architects of New York
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When it comes to donor relations, fundraising expert Brian Saber is the go-to resource for executive directors, board presidents, and nonprofit leaders who want to elevate their fundraising strategies to achieve greater success for their cause. Brian provides practical fundraising advice so that nonprofit organizations can maximize their donation potential by harnessing the skillsets and personality strengths of their board members, volunteers and professional staff.
- What are the four types of fundraising styles?
- Is one asking style better than another?
- How does understanding your fundraising strengths impact the success of your strategy?
- What special strategies exist for the four different asking styles?
- What is the modern definition of being an introvert?
- If I am an introvert, will I have to pretend to be someone I am not to succeed?
- What are my key strengths as an introvert?
- How do old stereotypes get in the way of success?