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Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes

Jan. 28, 2016
2 - 3 :15 p.m. Eastern

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As advancement professionals, we are often presenting to key volunteers, campus leadership and staff members. Do you know the first question to ask yourself before planning a presentation? How about the five worst mistakes a presenter can make? Can you identify the three elements your volunteers and constituencies eagerly look for in presentations they attend? You'll get the answers to these and many other questions in "Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good People," a 75-minute webinar geared especially to the needs of presenters from educational institutions.

All webinar participants will receive a PDF copy of Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes.

Apply this CASE webinar toward your CFRE credits.


Andy GoodmanAndy Goodman
The Goodman Center

Andy Goodman is a nationally recognized author, speaker and consultant in the field of public interest communications. 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.

Best known for his speeches and workshops on storytelling, presenting, and strategic communications, he has been invited to speak at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs at Princeton, the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, as well as at numerous nonprofit and foundation conferences.

Goodman has been consulting good causes since 1998, and in 2008 he co-founded The Goodman Center with Lipman Hearne to reach more nonprofits, foundations and government agencies through online classes.

When not teaching, traveling, or recovering from teaching and traveling, he serves as a senior advisor for Civic Ventures and is on the advisory boards of VolunteerMatch and GreatNonprofits.


Benefits of Participating
  • Findings from unprecedented audience research in which 2,501 public interest professionals shared their thoughts on what makes presentations succeed or fail
  • A structure which can help you organize your content and build your case of support for greater clarity and impact
  • How to use PowerPoint more effectively

Who Should Attend
  • Senior Advancement Professionals
  • Board Liaisons
  • Communication Directors
  • Volunteer Managers


$215 members (US); $355 nonmembers (US)

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