Todd Hiestand

Todd Hiestand

My wife and I parent four boys, six goats, two 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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Recent Writings

Daring Greatly at BarCamp Philly

I’m revisiting Brene Brown’s book Daring Greatly for a short talk I’m doing at Barcamp Philly tomorrow morning. I’m calling the session “Vulnerability Practice“. I’m going to ¬†give a brief overview of the book and share my own story of my journey in to daring to live a more vulnerable life. Then I’m going to […]

To Be Human is to Be in Conflict

One of the things I continue to learn is that relationships bring conflict. I generally don’t like conflict. It doesn’t seem like I am alone in this opinion. But, I’m a big fan of relationships. If you want friendships and relationships, you get conflict. I guess if you don’t want conflict you can just get […]

Vulnerability is the Gateway to Community

I have lots of friends. Some of these friends are closer than others. The fact that some are closer than others is quite fine. After all, one can only have so many close friendships. But, I am guessing that all of us have some friendships that should be closer than they are. There are probably […]