About Marc

Coffee loving life coach, speaker, writer, happy husband, proud papa, peppy pastor, and the goal guy behind fundraisingcoach.com and marcpitman.com!

Public Notes

Recent Activity

  • Marc shared from Story Proof: The Science Behind the Startling Power of Story by Kendall Haven
    The question is not, "Will stories emerge in my organization to control member outlook and attitude?" They will. The pertinent questions are: Who will create and control these stories? And how will these core stories be created?
    Note: So important! #npstoryconf
  • Marc shared from Prayer - 10th Anniversary Edition: Finding the Heart's True Home by Richard J. Foster
    Be encouraged by the observation of Thomas à Kempis that “habit overcomes habit.”14 You are building new habits of prayer, and patient, kind, firm persistence is what you need with yourself.
    Note: "Habit overcomes habit." - Thomas a Kempis
  • Marc shared from Blood and Circuses: Phryne Fisher #6 (Phryne Fisher Mysteries) by Kerry Greenwood
    Mrs. Witherspoon, widow of uncertain years and theatrical background, was taking tea in her refined house for paying gentlefolk in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. It was four o’clock on a warmish Friday afternoon. The month was October and the year was 1928 and she had no idea, as she reached for the last slice of fruitcake, that the worst moment of her life was a mere minute away.
    Note: Awesome opening sentence!
  • Marc shared from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.
    Note: Such a fun beginning!
  • Marc shared from Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness by C. C. Chapman
    The smartest people are lifelong students—always learning from those around them and never believing that they know enough.
    Note: So true
  • Marc shared from Praying Circles around Your Children by Mark Batterson
    You need to come to terms with this two-sided truth: The blessings of God won’t just bless you; they will also complicate your life.
    Note: great quote!
  • Marc shared from Shrewd: Daring to Live the Startling Command of Jesus by Rick Lawrence
    Jesus’s Parable of the Shrewd Manager startles and offends us, like a belching debutante at a tea party.
    Note: Awesome passage!
  • Marc shared from Somebody's Daughter: The Hidden Story of America's Prostituted Children and the Battle to Save Them by Julian Sher
    The prostitution of American children is a hidden crime only because we turn our heads and choose not to see.
    Note: Ouch
  • Marc shared from a Personal Document
    Your non-profit organization was started to change the world. (Read that again.) You are involved in a mission to change the world and that’s a story just about anyone wants to be a part of! This book is designed to get you to think like the screenwriter of your organization’s story.
    Note: Reading "The Nonprofit Narrative" by @DanPortnoy!
(Waterville, ME, United States)