Fourth Annual Nonprofit Leadership Summit will focus on storytelling

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Placer Community Foundation’s (PCF) Fourth Annual Nonprofit Leadership Summit will take place on March 20th. Over 250 board members and executives from 48 nonprofit organizations will learn about the power and importance of storytelling.   

PCF hired Andy Goodman, nationally recognized author, speaker and consultant in the field of public interest communications to be the featured speaker for the Summit.  Mr. Goodman is author of Why Bad Ads Happen to Good Causes and Why Bad Presentations Happen to Good Causes.  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.  He serves on the advisory board of VolunteerMatch, Great Nonprofits, and is a senior advisor to  At the Summit, he will present on the importance of good storytelling as a form of communication and how to tell effective stories.

“Placer Community Foundation is looking forward to having Mr. Goodman present at our Summit,” stated PCF Board Chairman Pam Constantino. “Storytelling is a key component of nonprofit communication, and with such a rich nonprofit sector in this community, we know there are many stories of success to be shared.”

Community Foundation CEO Veronica Blake added, “We continue to develop the Summit according to the needs of the growing Placer County nonprofit community. When our nonprofits have the tools they need to share the good work they do, they become stronger and more self-sufficient.”

The Community Foundation is offering this all-day summit free of charge to nonprofits operating along the western slope of Placer County through gifts made to the Foundation’s Community Leadership Fund and through the generosity of the following local sponsors:

JMC Homes, Pacific Gas & Electric, First Five of Placer County, C.F.Y. Development, Inc., The Charles and Gail Muskavitch Endowment, Kaiser Permanente, Robert Kemp Community Fund, Teichert Foundation, US Bank, Westpark Communities, Armrod Charitable Foundation, AT&T, Azevedo & Associates, Inc., Bank of America, Community First Bank, Cornish & Carey Commercial, Five Star Bank, Gilbert Associates, Inc., Leo W. Ryan and Geraldine Suskin Community Fund, North Valley Bank, Placer County Water Agency, PRIDE Industries, Propp Christensen Caniglia LLP, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, Taco Bill, Inc., County of Placer Board of Supervisors, and Recology Auburn Placer.

About Placer Community Foundation

Placer Community Foundation grows local giving to strengthen our community by connecting donors who care with causes that matter. Known for sound financial management and knowledge of the nonprofit sector, the Community Foundation continuously monitors the community to better understand the nature of local needs, so that they can invest in areas such as arts and culture, education, health and human services, and the environment. The Community Foundation provides regular trainings and technical assistance for the many local nonprofits that are experiencing growing public demand for programs and services.  Placer Community Foundation and its donors have invested over $4.7 million in Placer County, and currently has assets of $10.5 million. To learn more about supporting our local nonprofit organizations, visit or call 530-885-4920.