The Storytelling Mission

November 18, 2021



Date:  Thursday, November 18, 2021

Time: 8:30AM-10:00AM

Location: Virtual via Zoom


Nonprofits are rich with compelling stories, but are often not sure how to share them ethically, impactfully and intentionally. Andy Goodman (The Goodman Center) teaches us that stories are our single most powerful communication tool.

With Goodman’s theories as a guide, this workshop will present the types of stories to tell, how to use stories that build board, staff, and donor buy-in, and other techniques that have proven useful to nonprofits throughout the country. The workshop will be interactive – participants will be encouraged to share a story amongst themselves as well as test out specific tools. Videos and photo examples will reinforce the concepts. Participants will learn how to share stories and who to share them with for maximum impact.

About The Presenter

Heidi Holtz, MA, CLCC

Heidi founded the Stillwork Consulting Group in 2018 and works with nonprofit, for-profit and municipal clients across several states. Over the course of her career she spent 25 years in nonprofit administration and then 13 years at the Gifford Foundation in Syracuse NY where she served as Director of Grantmaking/Director of Research and Special Projects. During that time she worked in Onondaga, Oswego and Madison counties with nonprofits seeking grants, developing community engagement projects, and building capacity.

Heidi brings a broad-based and robust understanding of the people, projects, networks and initiatives in Central New York. She is a Certified Lifecycles Capacity Consultant and BoardSource governance consultant. In addition, Heidi is a skilled facilitator trained in multiple formats and methods; she specializes in visioning, strategic prioritization and consensus building. A former adjunct faculty member at Ithaca College and Syracuse University, she has lectured at Colgate University, Lemoyne College and SUNY-Oswego. Heidi holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Denison University, and a Master of Theatre History/Certificate in Womens Studies from Syracuse University.


Register for this course by adding to the cart and checking out.  Your registration is for a single participant, if you would like to register 5 or more participants please contact Kaitlyn Giles for a group rate and for any other questions regarding registration.

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