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The Webinar on Webinars for Funders

Monday, April 6, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am PDT
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To save time and money, more organizations are conducting trainings and meetings online, but most of us have not been taught how to run a successful “webinar.” As a result, these virtual gatherings are often boring, plagued with technical problems, and waste the time they’re supposed to be saving. Join Philanthropy California in partnership with Andy Goodman of The Goodman Center, for this hour-long online course.

In this session you’ll learn:

  1. How to keep participants engaged from beginning to end
  2. The fine details of creating a good online experience
  3. How to overcome “the loneliness of the long-distance learner”
  4. How to use your two assets (voices and visuals) to maximum advantage
  5. What we learned from talk radio that makes webinars better

Please note that there will be an encore presentation on April 13th for funders, nonprofit and community leaders. Learn more.


Andy Goodman, Co-founder and Director, The Goodman Center

Andy Goodman is co-founder and director of The Goodman Center, which teaches communications and marketing professionals how to reach more people with more impact. Along with Storytelling as Best Practice, he is author of Why Bad Ads Happen to Good Causes and Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes. He also publishes a monthly journal, free-range thinking, to share best practices in the field of public interest communications. 

Andy is internationally known for his speeches and workshops on storytelling and has led over 500 trainings for clients including CARE, The Nature Conservancy, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, NOAA, the San Diego Zoo, MIT, Princeton, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, GE, Bank of America, and many others.

He has designed communications curriculum for the College for Social Innovation in Boston as well as for the African Leadership University in Mauritius. When not teaching, traveling, or recovering from teaching and traveling, Andy serves on the advisory board of the Institute for Human Caring. For more information about his work, please visit

Target Audience

This event is open to NCG, SCG, and SDG members. Non-member funders are also welcome to join.

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