Storytelling: Tapping the Power of Narrative


The course is comprised of four one-hour classes scheduled over consecutive weeks. See above for the next class date.

Who will benefit

Staff in large and small nonprofits charged with recruiting, working with volunteers or a board, writing proposals, working with media, running a website, raising money, training staff, inspiring action…and more.

Course materials

All students will receive a copy of The Goodman Center booklet, Storytelling as Best Practice during the four-week session. No other reading is required.

The H word

Between classes, students will be asked to do a little light homework: you’ll write stories (of 750 words or fewer) and refine these drafts over successive weeks. Completing homework assignments is not mandatory, but using time between classes to develop and hone your stories is the best way to exercise your new storytelling skill. (It can also allow you to complete this course with as many as three polished stories.)

Make It Custom

Organizations that can enroll 15 or more students (up to a maximum of 25) can have courses from The Goodman Center scheduled and tailored to their needs.


The resulting webinar will:

Enable colleagues to share stories, insights, challenges, and suggestions—creating an especially cohesive learning community.

Engage students with examples and homework assignments that speak directly to the challenges you face.

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