Fern Plant

How will you build resilience this Fall?

Cultivate resilience together

in this interactive course

for nonprofit leaders

designed and facilitated by

Susan Howlett 

and David Westerlund

You know many people will be counting on you this fall to deliver on multiple fronts, and you wonder how you’ll stay grounded, confident, and inspiring when you’re struggling with uncertainty yourself.

This four-part course offers you the opportunity to discover, create, and practice strategies that result in increased personal and organizational resilience in challenging times.

Hands-on exercises and interactive conversations with other leaders on the same path will equip you to navigate the shifting landscape ahead.

This course is for you

if you want to:

Create powerful virtual engagement with others that energizes

Invest in relationships that are essential to your health and your nonprofit’s 

Explore complex leadership issues in a confidential, trust-filled environment

Bring your whole self - vulnerable and imperfect - to the conversations

Gourmet Meal

By the end of this course

you will have:

Developed Personal Resilience
Improved Organizational Resilience
Practiced New Tools for Richer Engagement
Co-created a Community of Practice

Intentionally designed for

leaders who want to lean in

Skilled facilitators will help you identify your biggest challenges and discover simple, no-cost ways to address them as we solve problems and tap into hidden resources, using

  • guided personal reflection

  • carefully crafted group conversations that build deep connections

  • new virtual tools and resources

  • time for making plans to bring it all to life in your world

What's unique about our virtual course?

This is NOT a Webinar.

This course is highly engaging, interactive course in real time, with an intimate cohort of nonprofit leaders

We're Going Deep.

If you want to cultivate the resilience of your nonprofit, it's critical that you cultivate your own resilience.

There is so much changing and in flux in the world right now. Now is an opportune time to examine our mindset, and choose growth over stagnancy. 

 We're creating a cohort of accountability so that you can take clear action to develop your personal and organizational resilience. 

Registration is limited.

Sign up today.

Dates for this four-session course

Thursday, October 1

Thursday, October 8

Thursday, October 15

Thursday, October 22

10am-noon (PDT)

1-3pm (EDT)

Register today: $650


"Susan and David led the most participatory Zoom workshop I've ever been in, which is also a great tool to use with stakeholders. It was great fun and also provided very useful info."

- Toni Higgs,

Development Specialist,

Hunger Intervention Program

Meet Our Team

Susan and David design and facilitate virtual, real-time, workshops, courses, and retreats that amplify engagement to unlock hidden resources within individuals and organizations.

Susan Howlett

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Susan has been strengthening nonprofits for over 40 years, as a board member, development director, executive director, and consultant to thousands of nonprofits across the continent.  Author of two award-winning books (Getting Funded: The Complete Guide to Writing Grant Proposals, now in its 6th edition, and Boards on Fire: Inspiring Leaders to Raise Money Joyfully), Susan has also been lead faculty in the University of Washington’s year-long certificate in Fundraising Management Program since 1990.  Longtime leader in professional associations, she facilitates dozens of board retreats each year and speaks, trains, and consults nationally, known for offering practical solutions to thorny problems, delivered with humor, stories, and chocolate.

David Westerlund

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David delights in listening to the aspirations of leaders and helping them unlock hidden resources by facilitating meaningful engagement.  This unleashes innovation, and leads to resilient, supportive, joyful, and agile workplace cultures that allow organizations to have greater momentum and impact towards their mission. His work as a consultant, facilitator, and coach is informed by the philosophy and practice of Liberating Structures and Applied Improvisation, both of which amplify our ability to connect and build trust.  He believes that in order to solve the complex problems we are facing we must be collaborative and intentionally develop skills of presence, agility, and creativity. He worked in the non-profit sector for 15 years and continues to serve nonprofits. His clients include: United Way of King County, PeaceHealth, Skagit Valley College Foundation, Non-GMO Project, Bastyr University, Catholic Community Services, and the USDept of Agricutlure’s Center for Training and Development. He currently serves on the board for AFP/AdvancementNW.

Contact Us

David Westerlund david@BePresentDiscoverJoy.com

 Tel: 360-223-7548

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