Friday, August 12, 2011 – OneOC and CONNECT-OC are partnering together to bring Andy Goodman to Orange County on Friday, September 9th, to present a workshop on Telling Your Story at the Garden Grove Community Meeting Center.

Since we first began talking to each other, telling stories has been an effective way to capture attention, engage an audience, and motivate them to act. Modern technology has given us shiny new tools to help us communicate – think Twitter and Facebook to name just two – but in our fervor to remain cutting edge (and appear professional) we often ignore our natural inclination to tell a good story. In “Telling Your Story,” Andy Goodman will explain why he believes storytelling remains the single most powerful communication tool you possess, and he will offer specific ways your organization can use stories to advance your mission.

Telling our stories effectively continues to be one of the biggest barriers to making lasting connections and presenting a convincing case.  This full-day, interactive workshop will be one of the best discussions on "Telling Your Story" you'll encounter – it covers nonprofit marketing, messaging, and incorporating boards into your storytelling.  It promises to be an invaluable opportunity to sharpen your skills to present and sell your nonprofit.

Order now!  Limited seats available.
Friday, September 9, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Continental breakfast included
$125 member, $145 not yet member
Garden Grove Community Meeting Center,
11300 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92840

Register online

About Andy Goodman

Andy Goodman is a nationally recognized author, speaker and consultant in the field of public interest communications. Along with the book, 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. He has been invited to speak at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs at Princeton, as well as at major foundation and nonprofit conferences. In 2007, he was selected by Al Gore to train 1,000 people who are currently conducting presentations on global warming throughout the US and around the world. And in 2008 he co-founded The Goodman Center to offer online versions of his workshops. To learn more about his work, please visit and


About OneOC
OneOC, formerly Volunteer Center Orange County, is a nonprofit 501c3 organization committed to accelerating nonprofit success through volunteer, training, consulting and business services. Serving Orange County, California, OneOC provides support and solutions to more than 650 nonprofit organizations and community initiatives each year. Building on a 52-year history of mobilizing volunteer action, the organization announced its new name on September 15, 2010 to signal the expansion of its integrated service offerings to help nonprofits become as effective and efficient about their mission as they are passionate. OneOC is affiliated with Points of Lights Institute and HandsOn Network, enabling participation in national community service initiatives and connection to a larger movement of change. For more information, visit

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