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.

Follow me on Twitter and stalk me on connect with me on Linkedin.

Recent Writings

The Connection Between Debt and Mission.

I’m becoming convinced that in suburban America one of the things that hinders our ability to respond to God’s call on our lives is money (and the mishandling of it). Too many followers of Jesus are so busy trying to keep their heads above water financially that they don’t have the freedom to live as […]

Light Bulbs and Really Big Rooms

Sometimes I feel like we start life sitting in a dark room that is full of unlit light bulbs, except for one. This lone bulb gives off just enough light to see your immediate surroundings.  With this light we see a small, fairly simple world.  Not too much is complex.   Not too much is […]

Bowling for Mediocrity

I have never really liked bowling.  Well, I guess I have only kind of liked it.  It’s always been one of those things that constantly makes me want quit.  I can’t tell you how many times I leave one or two pins standing – no matter how hard I hit them, no matter how crazy […]