About Us

con·cord /ˈkäNGˌkôrd/
from the Latin: of one mind, together with heart, in harmony

Leadership is both an awesome and terrifying responsibility. As leaders, people depend on us for direction, for encouragement, and even for their livelihoods.

But who grows the leaders? Who helps us become the leader we are created to be, in the way we are created to do it?

The days of well meaning leaders uncritically doing what worked in the past are over. Today, organizations must be nimble, strategic minded, and open to taking calculated risks. But the systems around leaders continue to pressure them into doing what is least risky. The old adage “Nobody ever got fired for doing the same thing as last year” seems to be the rule.

These pressures to please a wide variety of audiences while still moving the organization forward – at least forward enough to make payroll – can rip leaders apart. We exist to bring those parts together. Of one mind. Together with heart.

Offering leaders a process we call “Quadrant 3 Leadership,” we do just that. 

TREATING THE CAUSE, NOT JUST THE SYMPTOMS

At CLG, we help our nonprofit clients create lasting change, improve staff performance & satisfaction, navigate strained relations, even with hostile labor unions, and help CEO’s and boards avoid self-sabotaging systems and achieve sustainable success.

CLG utilizes a proven approach based on ongoing proprietary research, decades of industry experience, and experiential tools tailored to your specific situation. Our approach centers on:

  • helping leaders and organizations discover their talents and strengths
  • ensuring that leaders focus on what matters—rather than what worked 50 years ago
  • creating a unified vision that inspires boards, staff, and those they serve
  • giving executive directors and CEOs an informed, “safe” sounding board
  • holding clients accountable without making them look “wishy-washy” or “dumb”

If you work at a nonprofit experiencing leadership churn, are a nonprofit CEO feeling split apart by the staffs’ and boards’ competing demands, or a fundraising professional seeking increased revenue or donor retention, the Concord Leadership Group can help with a range of programs for nonprofit leaders, boards and teams.

In addition to CEO coaching and staff training, the Concord Leadership Group includes Fundraising Coach for fundraising specific coaching and training and The Nonprofit Academy for on-demand nonprofit training.

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ClG’s Founder and Chief Guide, Marc A. Pitman

Concord Leadership Group founder Marc A. Pitman has led nonprofits and for-profits. His failures and successes have caused him to study leadership for over 30 years, including earning a Masters in Organizational Leadership and certification as a FranklinCovey Coach. Combining his ongoing education with his own experience, Marc helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. He’s the author of Ask Without Fear!® – which has been translated into Dutch, Polish, Spanish, and Mandarin. He’s also the executive director of TheNonprofitAcademy.com and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank.

Marc’s expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences around the world and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Al Jazeera, SUCCESS Magazine, and Fox News. Marc tweets regularly at @marcapitman.

Over the past 18 years, Marc’s organizational and leadership coaching and trainings have helped tens of thousands of nonprofits advance their missions, meet revenue goals, and improve the lives of their staff and supporters including clients like the Maine Public Broadcasting, Georgetown University, In Defense of Animals, Habitat for Humanity, Chabad on Campus, Islamic Relief USA, and the Association of the U.S. Army.

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!

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