Founded to help good causes persuade, present, propose and recruit more effectively.

About The Goodman Center

The Goodman Center was launched in 1998 as a goodman, a one-person company with a singular mission: to help good causes reach more people with more impact. Over time, we became known for our workshops in storytelling, presenting, strategic communications and more. (See what others have said about our work here.)

In 2008 we partnered with Lipman Hearne, one of the nation’s leading marketing and communications firms, to develop online versions of our workshops and create a virtual school “where do-gooders learn to do better.” We named it The Goodman Center.

Today all of our activities are consolidated under one name and can be found on this site. Welcome! We’re glad you found us.

Selected Client List

  • Foundations
  • Nonprofits
  • Education
  • Corporate
  • Government & Associations

Annenberg Foundation

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

Ford Foundation

MacArthur Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation


American Heart Association

America’s Promise Alliance

Association of Zoos and Aquariums

City Year

Easter Seals

Environmental Defense Fund

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Nature Conservancy

World Wildlife Fund

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Council of Chief State School Officers

Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government

Michigan State University


Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Purdue University

Stanford University, Graduate School of Business


University of Pennsylvania

Bank of America

General Electric






Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Council on Foundations

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Independent Sector

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


U.S. Department of Energy