Susan Howlett - Nonprofit Storytelling Conference

Susan Howlett
Consultant and Instructor

Susan Howlett

Saturday, 4pm, end of long board retreat. Jeff, a seasoned trustee, says, “I’ve been to a dozen board trainings on how to raise money and I’ve hated every one, but after today, I feel equipped to represent this organization powerfully among people who align with our mission. I can hardly wait!”

This is what I get to do every day.

I’ve been raising money joyfully for over 40 years, as a board member, development director, executive director, and consultant to thousands of nonprofits nationwide. I’m irreverent, a little too frank, and I like to offer simple, no-cost solutions to age-old problems, delivered with humor and chocolate. I’m a Seattle-area author and university professor, and I’m eager to learn all about YOU.

My favorite storyteller is...

...My father.  He was a captivating storyteller. I grew up watching him change hearts as a minister, change minds as a teacher, and offer value as a salesman. People responded to his earnest desire to engage with his audience and establish an authentic connection with them that benefited everyone involved.

Books I've written:

Boards on Fire!

6th edition of Getting Funded: The Complete Guide to Writing Grant Proposals co-authored with Renee Bourque

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I'll be presenting at the 2016 Nonprofit Storytelling Conference.  

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