Brian Saber, cofounder of Asking Matters, has raised hundreds of millions of dollars over 25 years by personally soliciting thousands of donors. As a result, Brian has come to understand the art of the ask in a way that few people do. Because of his remarkable experience in asking, Brian has been able to break down the process of asking to its fundamental components, making simple what for many seems daunting. He knows how to persist through his own anxieties, remembering again and again that his success as a fundraiser makes a corner of the world a better place.
Brian has worked in social service, education, and the arts, raising money for his alma mater, Brandeis University, Northwestern University Settlement, Open Hand Chicago, Sherwood Music School, and Hudson Guild, among others. He is currently a consultant to various organizations around the country and continues hands-on fundraising as the part-time Director of Institutional Advancement for the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation.