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NNCG Webinar: Story: What it is, Why it Matters, & How to Use it with Clients & Foundations

National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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What is story, and why does it work so well in engaging audiences and fostering understanding?


The ability to identify, elicit, and share stories is the pressing requirement of modern leadership. Many leaders, however, are confounded by what makes a good story, and how and when to ask for, or share one. In this fast-paced, highly interactive, live webinar, you will explore how to find, develop, and share stories so as to deepen your engagement with clients and improve your effectiveness as a consultant. And you’ll learn about the effectiveness of story as an internal communication tool, especially useful for surfacing, illustrating, and institutionalizing core values, bridging organizational silos, and contributing to an innovative and collaborative culture.


Story: What it is, Why it Matters, & How to Use it with Clients & Foundations defines story and why it matters to your clients – and to your consulting career. You will watch your colleagues share stories live, via video, and explore how they found and developed their stories. And you’ll experience how stories, unlike messages and bullet points, invite conversation.


Thaler Pekar is the CEO of Thaler Pekar & Partners, and an internationally recognized pioneer in narrative and communication. Thaler’s Heart, Head & Hand™ framework for persuasive communication is directing entrepreneurs and advocates throughout the world in breaking through crowded marketplaces, increasing income, and heightening visibility and influence.


Thaler facilitated the opening plenary of the most recent Smithsonian Institution Conference on Organizational Storytelling. She is a visiting professor at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School Executive Masters in Communications Management, and a frequent guest lecturer at the Columbia University Graduate Program in Strategic Communications and the Newhouse Executive Education Programs. She is an Inaugural Member of the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers and a Founding Member of the American College of Women’s Health Physicians. Thaler has studied at the Columbia University Medical Center Program in Narrative Medicine. She is also a Special Advisor to Exhale.


Thaler is a long-time resident of Hoboken, NJ, and a more recent resident of Unadilla, NY. She always crosses the street to walk on the sunny side, and she has a cat named Truthiness. You can learn more about Thaler and her work at

Have questions about NNCG Webinar: Story: What it is, Why it Matters, & How to Use it with Clients & Foundations? Contact National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers



National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers

Founded in 2006, NNCG’s mission is to increase the quality, effectiveness and capacity of grantmakers by mobilizing and strengthening the work of knowledgeable, ethical, and experienced consultants.

Members benefit from peer networking and educational offerings that help to hone best practices and increase their impact. NNCG also serves as a national forum for cooperative involvement in addressing the principal issues, trends and challenges facing the field of philanthropy.


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