Todd Hiestand

Portland, OR Clackamas, OR.

I am a marketing and communications strategist / consultant at 343 Consulting.

I am a former church planter/pastor. My wife and I parent four boys, 16 Goat Yoga goats, three dogs, two chickens (update: the chickens have been eaten by coyotes) and we live very close to, but not actually in, Portland, OR.

Follow me on Twitter, see pictures of my dog on instagram, stalk me on , connect with me on Linkedin and checkout my code at github.

Popular Posts

Increasing Engagement In Your Marketing Campaigns

In our noisy, busy, over informed world, you can still create social media, email and marketing campaigns that will actually be opened and read by your donor base and community (and raise more money in the process).

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10 Suggestions / Thoughts on Bi-Vocational Ministry

I was a bi-vocational in some way or another for about 14 years. Here is some random advice/thoughts to those who are beginning or in the midst of the bi-vocational approach to ministry

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Jesus Wept. A Funeral Sermon.

In 2007 I stood in front of 300 people, about 290 of whom I had never met before and did my best to deal with the reality that their 26 year old brother, son, nephew, friend took his own life. This is what I said.

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Edwin Friedman's Failure of Nerve in Five Minutes

Edwin Friedman’s book, The Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix, is the greatest leadership book ever written. This is a summary of that book that I created for a leadership webinar.

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Recent Posts

Increasing Engagement In Your Marketing Campaigns

In our noisy, busy, over informed world, you can still create social media, email and marketing campaigns that will actually be opened and read by your donor base and community (and raise more money in the process)

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Three Essential Elements of Successful New Year’s Resolutions

If you are like me, your resolutions (whether they are for the New Year or not) constantly fail. Let’s look at three successful elements of what makes lasting change possible.

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Join Me in Supporting Our Friends in La Limonada

I am inviting you to join my little giving community where we will come together to each give $15/month to support Lemonade International and the people of La Limonada in Guatemala City. Here’s why?  I am a firm believer that together we can accomplish more than we can alone. It is sometimes hard to feel like you are […]

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When A Public Figure Doesn’t Agree with you. Oh the Horror!

I’ve been trying to place my frustrations from watching what happens to people when they disagree with a Christian Celebrity – or really any kind of Christian public figure. It’s amazing how crazy people get when they come across something this “celebrity” believes that they disagree with. I been saddened today as I’ve watched some well known […]

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A few thoughts on PPSD – (Post Pastoral Stress Disorder)

A friend messaged me this afternoon… I call this PPSD. Post Pastoral Stress Disorder. Here’s a challenge: Don’t only meet with your pastor when you have something to complain about. In my unscientific research, I’d say that at least 90% of the time when someone wants to meet with a pastor, its because they “need […]

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My Journey into Never Writing

I struggle as a writer. Wait, there are already problems here. I am not sure its fair to call myself a writer. I think it would be more accurate to call myself an “aspiring writer.” I mean, I do not really ever write. I am now, of course, but this is literally the first time I’ve […]

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Open Your Door to the Problem of Racial Injustice

Dr. King once spoke the following words: “No American can afford to be apathetic about the problem of racial justice. It is a problem that meets every man at his front door.” This is so very true. However, so very many of us in the world have become so very good at closing our front […]

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Todd Hiestand

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I have been using words, the web and technology to solve problems since my first job out of college in 2000 as a security officer at my college.

  • I have been consulting with nonprofits and small businesses in marketing and communications since 2004 at 343 Consulting.
  • I spent 14 years as co-founder and Lead Pastor of The Well, a church community outside of Philadelphia, PA.
  • I served on the board of directors of an international nonprofit, Lemonade International for 6 years and as Director of Marketing and Communications for 2.5 years.
  • I worked on the development team of Compassion First, a nonprofit dedicated to the rescue and aftercare of women and girls who have been sexually exploited in Indonesia.
  • I worked for 3 years for in crowdfunding and fundraising technology at Pure Charity where I consulted and interacted with hundreds of nonprofit leaders and organizations.
  • I am an elder at Theophilus Church in Southeast Portland.

My wife and I parent four boys, 14 goats, two dogs, two chickens and we live very close to, but not actually in, Portland, OR.

Follow me on Twitter, see pictures of my dog on instagram, stalk me on , connect with me on Linkedin and checkout my code at github.