We’ve all heard Once upon a time stories, but sharing One time, I stories can be a bit more intimidating. Fundraisers understand that before an audience can take action, they must first feel compelled to do so – and there’s little more compelling than a well-told true story. Simple to understand, trickier to complete. Come learn some storytelling tips and tricks from professional teller and fundraiser, Amanda Goodwin, whose personal stories (and the personal stories she’s helped others tell) have built stronger connections and been a critical part of raising millions of dollars for multiple New England organizations.
Audience/Target Market: Anyone who works directly with constituency engagement.
Speaker: AMANDA GOODWIN, MFA
Head of Storytelling & Stewardship
Life is Good Kids Foundation
Storyteller. Fundraiser. Gratitude-Giver. Three big “Get Tos” for the Head of Storytelling & Stewardship, Amanda Goodwin.
As the oldest of four girls, the aunt of four nephews and the mother of one six year-old boy, Amanda has ALWAYS found great joy in connecting and caring for those around her. Which is why it came as no surprise to those closest to her when she built a career in helping leading New England non-profits raise funds and awareness for their causes.
Currently, at The Life is Good Kids Foundation (LiGKF) Amanda is given the chance to share the many stories of the Foundation’s life-changing social work and to say thank you to the tens of thousands of supporters that make that work possible. Before finding her place at The LIGKF, she served as the Director of On-Air Fundraising and Marketing at the WGBH Educational Foundation – managing live and pre-produced fundraisers across seven public television and radio stations in three separate markets.
When Amanda isn’t steeped in the stories of non-profits, she’s busy crafting and sharing stories of her own. She’s a published short-story author, a Moth StorySLAM winner, a gratitude blogger and the co-founder of Blind Tiger Tellers.Register