Let's work together

If you’re ready to take your fundraising to the next level, I can work with you in a variety of ways. Whether you’re looking for assistance for your entire organization, board, or staff, I offer several services that will give you the boost you need.  Here’s how I can help:


I’ve been consulting for 30+ years on a wide range of topics.
Here are the things I believe I do best:

Develop plans to increase board involvement in fundraising

Coach executive directors and development staff on individual gift fundraising

Develop major and planned gift programs

Consult on capital campaign development

Serve as a capital campaign consultant

Advise on development staff structure and expansion

Training and worskhops

Having led trainings for more than 150 organizations, I’m well aware 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 offer the following for staff and board:


60- to 90-minute live webinars on specific topics


Two-hour to full-day trainings on the art and science of asking (in-person, virtual, or in combination, in 1-4 sessions)


Courses of 3-8 segments rolled out at your pace


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. My topics include:

  • Asking Styles: Revolutionize Your Fundraising
  • Inspire Your Board to Give Generously and Fundraise
  • Why Asking Matters
  • Being Charitable Rocks!
  • Don’t Assume – Ask
  • The Role of the Asker
  • Give ‘Em Some Post-Gift Love
  • My One Wish for Boards – Stop Quid-Pro-Quo Fundraising
  • Boards and Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success
  • Major Gifts in Two Hours a Week
  • I’m an Introvert…and a Great Fundraiser
  • Asking Styles: Askers and Donors Have Them
“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.”

Sister Mary Elizabeth
Chancellor, Archdiocese of Los Angeles


I’m the proud author of four books: Asking Styles: Revolutionize Your Fundraising, Boards and Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success, Engaged Boards Will Fundraise! How Good Governance Inspires Them, and my newest book, Fundraising for Introverts: Harnessing Our Powers for What Matters. All four books are available on Amazon, or anywhere books are sold! I also offer group discounts on orders of 10 or more copies – reach out to me to learn more!

Asking Styles: Revolutionize Your Fundraising

If you’ve ever said to yourself “I’m not a fundraiser” or “I don’t fit the stereotype,” embracing your Asking Style will change your entire mindset.

Once you understand your strengths — and challenges — you’ll be comfortable, confident, and effective.

Boards and Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success

Use the Asking Styles lens to help you build your board’s strength. I’ll help you understand how you and your fellow board members operate individually and collectively, what strengths you bring to the table, and how to employ those to best advantage.

Engaged Boards Will Fundraise! How Good Governance Inspires Them

Fundraising is the hardest work you ask your board members to do. In this groundbreaking book, Michael Davidson and Brian Saber bring their collective expertise and their 20 years of working together on governance and fundraising issues to help you understand how good governance is a means to inspire your board to fundraise.

Fundraising for Introverts: Harnessing Our Powers for What Matters

Whether you’re an introverted fundraiser wanting validation and understanding, or you’re someone managing introverted fundraisers who wants to harness all their great qualities, or you’ve considered fundraising but wondered if it was for you given your introversion, Fundraising for Introverts provides an inspiring guide to you.