Honest and compelling storytelling is at the very heart of effective strategy, philanthropy and communications. Good stories have the power to inspire, and the best ones end in a place different from where they started.

Young has been a powerful storyteller throughout his career – first as an award-winning journalist and then in communicating the dreams and aspirations of multiple universities and not-for-profits.

He has delivered keynote speeches at major international conferences, taught Master Classes in Major Gift Fundraising and been recognized as an outstanding public speaker and teacher by both the Council for Advancement of Education (CASE) and Toastmasters International.

Young has authored many articles about fundraising, was a frequent contributor to CASE Currents and has been cited by other authors for his expertise in major gift fundraising and strategic interaction with Boards of Directors. He has served as Master of Ceremonies at dozens of events.

Additionally, Young is an award-winning, internationally published poet.

Please contact Young if he can help with:

  • strategic communications plans
  • communications/publications audit
  • communications in a capital campaign
  • keynote speeches
  • event Master of Ceremonies
  • individual public speaking skills