The Artful Asker

Consultant Name

Marcy Heim


  • Coaching & Personal Development
  • Training

Contact Information


2679 Fahey Glen
Fitchburg, WI 53711



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Marcy Heim brings a sincere respect and energy for the transformative effect philanthropy has on our organizations, institutions and communities. She is nationally and internationally recognized as a high-content, dynamic and entertaining presenter, keynote speaker and workshop leader. Marcy’s sessions focus on major gift relationship building, creating a mindset for success, leadership and staff partnerships, staff and volunteer major gift motivation and coaching, and long-term visioning. Marcy is the author of, "Empowering Your Board to Serve as Effective Development Ambassadors".

Marcy is a trusted authority in the development profession and helps organizations and educational institutions boost their major gift programs through artful, long-term relationship building that dramatically increases fundraising success while promoting increased staff job satisfaction.


Through her coaching programs, specifically her Major Gift Success Club, Marcy provides group coaching calls and topic calls with special guests that support major giving success for only $10 a month. In addition, she provides individual coaching to deans, executive directors and other leaders who are key to development success empowering them to both lead and support strong major giving results.

Marcy's Board and Staff Development Experiences are popular throughout the United States and Canada. In a single day, Marcy will help Board Members gain an appreciation for the relationship-building process of long-term thoughtful development work, help them more clearly see their role in raising money and gain more comfort in participating in the major gift development process.

Marcy is a highly sought after keynote speaker as well as workshop leader. She offers half-day and full-day workshops touching on various major gift fundraising topics including The Mindset and Methods for Major Gift Success, Making an Artful Ask, Empowering Your Board to Serve as Effective Development Ambassadors, and Burning Bright Without Burning Out. Marcy's energy, insight and tools are one-of-a-kind. 

Marcy's own intensive workshop, Marcy's Major Gift Makeover Workshop, offers a day to a day and a half of comprehensive information and practical tools for major gift success. 

On a limited basis, Marcy works longer-term with individual clients. Her consulting services include board training, feasibility studies, development audits, strategic planning, and major gift development and management.

For more information and availability, please contact 888-324-0442 or Invest in YOUR success today!


Background Information

Marcy’s teaching is backed by over 20 years of firsthand experience as senior director at the University of Wisconsin Foundation, where she managed constituency development staff and programs for a college unit with more than 600 faculty and staff, 3,000 students and 40,000 alumni. With over 20 years in the trenches, Marcy has developed a deep respect and energy for the impact and joy philanthropy brings to our organizations, institutions and communities. 

As President of her company, Artful Asking, Marcy has served scores of clients in healthcare, education and all types of non-profits for the last 7 years. She has spoken throughout the United States and Canada. She holds the CASE Crystal Apple for receiving top reviews 10 CASE national conferences focusing on solicitation and she has shared her authentic approach with thousands of newcomers to development. She received the AFP Outstanding Fundraising Professional award and is an AFP Master Teacher.


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