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Fundraising can be hard for just about everyone. My goal is to make it a little easier, and a lot more comfortable. I work with my clients to help everyone at their organization become more effective fundraisers.
I'm Brian Saber
I’ve spent my entire career ASKING for money for nonprofits. From my early days as a student leader and telethon caller (I hated that!) to my six years in charge of major and principal gifts throughout the Midwest for Brandeis University to my two stints as an executive director, every position involved significant face-to-face solicitation. I harnessed all that frontline experience to become a trainer, coach, and consultant around the country and abroad. I train boards and staff, help develop major gift programs, conduct campaign feasibility studies, and coach top-level staff, all with the goal of raising more money for your nonprofit.
Here's how I can help
My work is driven by my lifelong desire to make the world a better place and to lead a purposeful life. Being surrounded by people who share that worldview brings me great satisfaction. I’m incredibly fortunate to have spent my career in the nonprofit world, a world with important values and strong community.
Having led trainings for over 150 organizations, I’m well aware that there is not a one size fits all model. Every organization is at a different juncture and has different levels of experience. Each person within an organization has a different level of experience. My role is to learn from you so I can build a live or virtual training that meets you where you are.
I like to think I’m an engaging speaker, and I really enjoy it. I’m passionate about sharing what I have learned and inspiring people to do their best work on behalf of the organizations they love.
I’m the proud author of three books: Asking Styles: Revolutionize Your Fundraising, Boards and Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success, and Engaged Boards Will Fundraise: How Good Governance Inspires Them. The first two are available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and Engaged Boards Will Fundraise is now available for pre-order! I also offer group discounts on orders of 10 or more copies – reach out to me to learn more!
Organizations & clients served
I’ve worked with more than 150 individual organizations over the past 30 years, and have conducted more than 200 training sessions. I’ve also presented 600+ webinars for a range of online audiences. Some of my clients include:
Reach out to me
If you’re ready to work together, or you just want more information on how I can help you succeed, get in touch. You can email me directly or find me on social media. To help me best understand your needs, please use the contact form provided here!