Susan Howlett on How to Fuel Your Board

October 14, 2020 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Zoom online platform

Susan Howlett on How to Fuel Your Board

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location:  Zoom online platform 

Fee: Free

Session Facilitator: Susan Howlett, author, nationally sought-after consultant and faculty in the University of Washington Fundraising Certificate Program

Audience: Nonprofit board members and fundraising committees, development staff, leaders and executives

Promotional Description: Thriving nonprofits are governed by board members who are empowered and engaged ambassadors. But even the most dynamic board leaders often encounter barriers when it comes to serving as effective fundraisers. For many nonprofits, increased individual giving is key during these uncertain times, and unlocking the potential of board members is essential.

Susan Howlett’s slim how-to book Boards on Fire! Inspiring Leaders to Raise Money Joyfully names common barriers – from muddy missions and unclear expectations to ill-defined strategies and lack of donor engagement – then offers simple ways to remove those barriers so board members can lead and succeed in fundraising.

Join in a virtual, interactive session with Howlett designed to help nonprofit leaders identify barriers facing your organization and move beyond them to engage the board in effective fundraising.


About the presenter: Susan Howlett is an author, nationally sought-after consultant and faculty in the University of Washington Fundraising Certificate Program.

Consultant to thousands of nonprofits across North America over the last 25 years, Susan previously served as a board member, development director and executive director. Core faculty since 1990 in the 9-month Fundraising Certificate Program at the University of Washington, Susan received UW’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2004. She’s taught courses on boards, fundraising and grantwriting at a dozen other colleges throughout the Northwest. Susan has spent decades investing in regional professional associations (AFP Advancement NW and Puget Sound Grantwriters Assn.), speaking regularly at conferences, acting as administrator and board member, and mentoring hundreds of colleagues.  This legacy was recognized in 2001 when AFP granted Susan their Lifetime Professional Achievement Award. Originally from Montana, Susan has lived in Seattle since 1975. She’s happily married, has two grown children, and spends her non-work time gardening, rowing crew, and serving on the boards of social justice organizations.

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