You need your staff and board to be strategic thinkers, compelling ambassadors, and effective fundraisers, but they don’t always know how best to deliver all the value they have to offer. In this lively, interactive session, you’ll find out how to elicit optimal leadership from your team. Many NCW boards have been transformed by these concepts, and even if you’ve heard Susan before, there will be lots of fresh practical, no-cost steps to take away from this engaging conversation. This workshop is designed for staff, board members, and other leadership and fundraising roles within nonprofit organizations. Susan Howlett has been raising money joyfully for over 40 years as a board member, development director, executive director, and consultant to thousands of nonprofits nationwide. She’s worked with dozens of organizations in our community, who have been transformed by her simple concepts. She’s been core faculty in a year-long fundraising program at the University of Washington for decades, and has written two award-winning books, Getting Funded, and Boards on Fire. She speaks, trains, and consults nationally, known for her no-nonsense solutions, delivered with humor, stories, and chocolate. The Nonprofit Practices Institute (NPI) is a partnership of the Community Foundation of NCW and the Icicle Fund, established to provide capacity-building and professional development opportunities for nonprofit organizations across North Central Washington. NPI offers training, workshops, seminars, and other learning and networking opportunities tailored specifically to the needs of our local nonprofits.