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May Educational Program: Increase Retention and Gift Size through Authentic Engagement
Wellspring Family Services
1900 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
United States
Monday, May 13, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM PDT
Category: Core Program


11:30 a.m. Registration and Networking
12:00 p 1:30 p.m. Program 

This is a brown bag lunch session. Please bring your own lunch. 


Pre-registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome. You will be invoiced later.

Member: $30
Non-member: $45
On-site: $55

Program Summary

Boards and donors are longing for deeper connections with the work of our organizations, but we keep them at arm’s length and produce meetings, events, and experiences for them, rather than with them.

Join longtime AFP Advancement NW leader Susan Howlett for an interactive brown bag luncheon to discuss practical, no-cost ways in which you can foster commitment and ownership, resulting in larger gifts and increased donor retention – as well as stronger relationships.

When you leave this lunch session, you will be able to define why it’s important to engender a sense of ownership among donors and board member and name at least 10 ways to engage people in your organization’s work. Plus, you’ll know how to help your coworkers implement these concepts with you. 


Susan Howlett is known for offering concrete solutions to persistent problems, delivered with humor, stories, and chocolate. She has been core faculty in the UW Fundraising Certificate Program since 1990, and has consulted with thousands of nonprofits over the last 40 years on fundraising and board development. Author the award-winning books Getting Funded and Boards on Fire, Susan speaks regularly at regional and national conferences, and leads about 50 board retreats each year.

Location and Parking Information: 

There is limited parking available in the Wellspring lot. Street parking in available on S. Plum and S. Holgate streets. 

Contact: Advancement Northwest Office - [email protected] or (206) 971-3605