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Growing Your Stories with Heidi Holtz
Borg Warner Room, Tompkins County Public Library
Ithaca, NY
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Growing Your Stories with Heidi Holtz
Not for profit organizations are adept at uncovering their stories, but not always sure how to share them ethically, intentionally and effectively.

Andy Goodman (The Goodman Center) teaches us that stories are our most powerful communication tool. If we collect and utilize them well, they will help shape our identity, influence others, and strengthen advocacy, recruiting and communication efforts.

With Goodmans work as a guide, this workshop will teach you:
The best types of stories to tell
How to collect and bank stories
Techniques on how to share stories and who to share them with to maximize impact
How to use stories to build board and staff buy-in
How to create a storytelling culture at your organization

The workshop will be interactive  participants will be encouraged to share stories and participate in various exercises to stimulate discussion and learning. The instructor will also share how 18 not for profit organizations in Central New York have continued to collectively work to increase their storytelling capacity.

About the Presenter
Heidi Holtz is the Owner/Principal of Stillwork Consulting Group LLC. She specializes in helping nonprofits and organizations grow their capacity in board development, strategic planning, communications, storytelling, resource development and leadership.

From 2005 to 2018 Heidi was on the senior leadership team of the Gifford Foundation in Syracuse, NY. While there she developed a number of initiatives, among them StoryGrowing, a training program for nonprofits who wish to build their storytelling capacity. Prior to Gifford, Heidi spent 25 years in arts administration including nine years as Director of Communications at Syracuse Stage. She has taught at Syracuse University and Ithaca

Heidi holds certifications in Nonprofit Lifecycles (capacity building system), BoardSource Nonprofit Board Consultant, and as an Appreciative Inquiry facilitator.

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Borg Warner Room, Tompkins County Public Library (View)
101 E. Green St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
United States


Education > Workshops

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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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