Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes (and how to ensure they don't happen to yours)

By Jenn D. RSS Wed, October 20, 2010

Presented by Andy Goodman for the Regional Foundation Center of the Free Library of Philadelphia

·         Friday, November 12, 3:00-4:00pm

·         Montgomery Auditorium, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street

·         This workshop is FREE, but registration at http://tinyurl.com/andygoodman is required.

Nonprofit organizations are accustomed to the good fight. We exist to enliven our communities, not to pad our portfolios, and that requires a spirited drive. However, even savvy pugilists can use some coaching from time to time. The Regional Foundation Center (RFC) has been the educational stomping grounds for charitable groups since 1974. We house Philadelphia’s largest publicly accessible collection of print and electronic resources on fundraising, nonprofit management, general philanthropy, and institutional advancement. And, best of all, it is FREE! 

With the support of our Advisory Council (comprised of local grantmakers), we also offer an extraordinary range of programs designed for the independent sector. The upcoming workshop by Andy Goodman is a great place to begin—or continue—your familiarity with the RFC and the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Have you ever wondered why so many presentations fail to engage, educate, or persuade when this is just what they set out to accomplish? Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes and BORE NO MORE. If you have wasted enough time with bad presentations – on either side of the podium – this workshop is for you.

Based on unprecedented research across the public interest sector, this talk can help you avoid the most commonly made mistakes (“The Fatal Five”), structure your information in ways that help audiences absorb it, use PowerPoint more effectively, and deliver your talks with greater confidence.

Presenter extraordinaire Andy Goodman is an author, educator and eponymous founder of 'a goodman'--a public interest communications firm that helps nonprofit organizations and foundations reach more people more effectively. He is a brilliant, witty, engaging orator who will 'teach do-gooders to do better' and will have you grinning and learning with charming ease.  Leave work early on a Friday and come to hear A.Good.Man for a very special—and happy—hour. 

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why often the tears in my eyes,i love the things so deeply!
- olney
Monday, October 25, 2010

This is an interesting piece. We recently just built a for a non-profit organization that helps victims of domestic violence in Toledo, Ohio. They are just starting out and could use all the help they can get about learning some of the techniques to fight for their cause more effectively. I will send this article over to them now.
My Biznez, Inc. - Toledo, Ohio
Tuesday, October 26, 2010