STORYTELLING TRAINING FOR NONPROFITS

See you in 2021

Stories have the power to inform and inspire, excite and empower. And while the world may look and feel dramatically different, the need to share your organization’s story is as important as ever (if not more so). That’s why the John R. Oishei Foundation and the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York are thrilled to present StoryGrowing WNY.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Based on the teachings of Andy Goodman, internationally acclaimed storyteller, author and speaker, StoryGrowing WNY is a communications capacity-building program designed to help nonprofits harness the power of storytelling.

By joining us, you will learn to cultivate stories and effectively employ storytelling strategies to further your organization’s mission.

Program Objectives:

Assessing internal and external communications

Identifying brand positioning and key messaging

Using stories in advocacy, development, recruiting, community outreach, and more

Understanding best practices in writing, photography, video, and social media

Developing a comprehensive communications plan

Registration details.

Andy Goodman, Internationally Acclaimed Author, Speaker, and Storyteller

We have concluded our virtual storytelling sessions for 2020. But as we like to say, our story is never complete. It is our hope to offer the full, in-person StoryGrowing experience in 2021—as long as it is safe and prudent to do so.

For updates on our next program, check back here in early 2021. You can also follow our presenting foundations on social media or sign up for their newsletters.

The John R. Oishei
Foundation

Health Foundation for Western and
Central New York 

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.

Share your talents.
Make an impact.

StoryGrowing WNY enlists local marketing and communications professionals to serve in multiple roles throughout the program. You’ll have the chance to work with and advise nonprofits that are making a positive difference in our community. And you’ll be compensated for your time and insights.

If you’re interested in being considered for future opportunities, please email info@storygrowingwny.org.

Sherpas

Guide and mentor a single organization throughout the six-month program.

Coaches

Join our roster of specialists who are available to consult with participating organizations on an as-needed basis.

Presenters

Lead a presentation on a specific area of brand storytelling.

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.

Contact us.

If you have questions about StoryGrowing WNY, please email us:

info@storygrowingwny.org