Todd Hiestand

Todd Hiestand

Portland, OR Clackamas, OR.

My wife and I parent four boys, six 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. I help nonprofits navigate storytelling, fundraising and technology at 343 Consulting.

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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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

  • I spent 14 years as a co-founder and an executive leader of a faith-based ministry.
  • I served on the board of directors of an international nonprofit for 6 years.
  • I dedicated 3 years working in the crowdfunding and technology space where I consulted and interacted with hundreds of nonprofit leaders.
  • I have been developing websites since 2004.
  • Most recently I spent time working on the development team of an international nonprofit.

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

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