Dear Visitor to Our Website:

I'm delighted to announce that as of June 1st Kirsten Farrell has assumed the role of Director of The Goodman Center. I will remain actively involved as Director Emeritus (which, I believe, is Latin for "Are you still here?"), and I will continue to co-facilitate both our in-person workshops and virtual classes.

In her new role, Kirsten will take the lead in facilitating all of our online and in-person workshops, she'll develop new curriculum to keep our current classes fresh and relevant, and will also be adding new courses to our lineup. She will be the lead writer of The Goodman Center's new blog (coming soon) to share tools and guidance for public interest professionals and help them better connect with their audiences. You can read more about Kirsten on her bio.

Please join me in congratulating Kirsten on her new role, and thank you for your continued support and interest in everything The Goodman Center does to help do-gooders do better!

What do you want to do better?

Stories are your single most powerful communication tool.

They help us remember, shape our identity, and influence how we see the world. Learn how to use stories in advocacy, development, recruiting and every aspect of your internal and external communications.

Watch a brief excerpt from Andy Goodman's keynote speech on storytelling.

Watch a video we made about our ALOUD workshop.

Your name is called. You’re on. What now?

Let us help you make the most of this moment. Drawing from unprecedented research, we’ll show you how to deliver exactly what your audience wants, how to avoid what they don’t want, and how to make PowerPoint your friend and not your enemy.

What’s really happening when working together face-to-face means screen-to-screen?

Over 4,400 people at nonprofits and foundations, colleges and universities, and government agencies answered this question, and now you can learn exactly what they said in our newest online class, “Unmuted: The Webinar” (formerly “The Webinar on Webinars”).

To move your audience to action, you must connect at four different points.

Fail to connect at any one point and you may lose your audience entirely. But when you recognize “The Four Connecting Points” and know how to capitalize on each one, you will get more out of every minute you invest and every communications dollar you spend.

What’s the quickest way to increase your organization's effectiveness?

Improve your meetings. Your organization invests countless hours in meetings every week, so why not invest just two hours to make sure these gatherings actually accomplish something?

Can you name the five parts of the perfect pitch?

You’ve got a handful of minutes to pitch your nonprofit. What do you say? What do you leave out? After studying dozens of nonprofit pitches, we’ve identified five questions you must answer to deliver the perfect pitch.

You do good work. But good work doesn't always speak for itself.

In fact, sometimes you may find it particularly difficult to explain what you do in a concise and compelling way. That’s where we come in.

The Goodman Center is devoted to helping you reach more people with more impact – in person, in proposals, online…wherever.

We accomplish this through speeches, workshops and webinars, and we’ve been helping good causes large and small since 1998. We’re glad you found us, we invite you to look around our site, and we look forward to helping you do good work even better.