Andy Goodman

Senior Fellow

Andy Goodman is the Founder and Director Emeritus of The Goodman Center, a communications training and coaching firm that works primarily with nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies. 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 created 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. He is currently a Senior Communications Advisor for The Academy for Teachers and also serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Human Caring.