STORYTELLING TRAINING FOR NONPROFITS
Updated format for 2020
The world may look and feel dramatically different but the need to share your organization’s story is as important as ever (if not more so). In the wake of the pandemic, The John R. Oishei Foundation and the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York have modified the StoryGrowing WNY 2020 program to better address the current challenges faced by nonprofits.
Join us for a virtual
We are thrilled to bring Andy Goodman, nationally acclaimed storyteller, author and speaker, back for a new presentation, “Telling Our Stories Now.”
Featuring updated content and lessons gleaned over the past few months, this virtual event is open to all nonprofits in Western New York—even if you attended our original StoryGrowing Kickoff Event or applied in March.
During the one-hour live presentation, Andy will cover:
Why storytelling is (still) your most powerful communication tool
How to craft a story that’s memorable and persuasive
What are the six categories of stories your organization must tell, including new variations that have emerged since the pandemic
How to make sure your stories are told in an ethical manner and incorporating racial equity considerations
“Telling Our Stories Now” with Andy Goodman
Wednesday, October 14
Presented by The John R. Oishei Foundation and the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York
Following the keynote presentation, we will email attendees information on participating in a StoryGrowing Workshop that will be held later in October. These virtual events will include an in-depth presentation and facilitated break-out sessions in small groups to help you develop your organization’s story. Each workshop will be limited to 35 participants, but there will be multiple opportunities to attend.
We hope to offer a full, in-person StoryGrowing WNY program in 2021.
ABOUT STORYGROWING WNY
Based on the teachings of Andy Goodman of The Goodman Center, StoryGrowing WNY is a communications capacity-building program designed to help nonprofits harness the power of storytelling and nurture your organization’s growth through effective communications training. You will learn to cultivate stories and effectively employ storytelling strategies to further the mission of your organization.
A collaborative effort.
StoryGrowing WNY is presented by the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York and The John R. Oishei Foundation.
The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York and The John R. Oishei Foundation are committed to assisting our local nonprofit ecosystem build communications expertise and capacity that can help them raise their profile, increase fundraising, and engage their community. StoryGrowing is a comprehensive, collaborative program designed to enhance and expand nonprofits ability to share their story effectively.