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The Webinar on Webinars for Funders + Nonprofits and Community Leaders

Monday, April 13, 2020
10:00am - 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 this is the encore presentation from April 6th specifically designed for funders, non-profits, and community leaders.


Andy Goodman

Co-founder and Director of 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

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No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Non-profits, Community Leaders, current SCG, NCG, and SDG members and eligible non-members

SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
NCG & SDG members: Please contact [email protected] to register.
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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