Hi everyone, I’m Shannon Bowen—a successful fundraiser, compassionate manager, effective nonprofit leader, supportive coach, hilarious BFF, and lifelong straight-talker. I help nonprofits leaders do the right thing + get paid more!
I became a Chief Advancement Officer before I was 40, and increased my salary by $85k in just four years–and have a long history of being rated my staff’s “best manager ever.” My true passion is to help changemakers get paid more 💰
Building upon my close-to-20-years of development and communications experience in the Bay Area and in Seattle, I’m currently the Chief Advancement Officer and I’ve held several development leadership positions and built strong teams that retain. But my true secret power is that I know how to make career power moves that pay a prosperous wage so you can do good and build wealth (you heard that right).
After years of helping my colleagues gain the skills they need to advance in their careers and make more money, I founded Monsoon Leadership to help even more people in our field get paid what they’re worth.
I’m passionate about mentoring the next generation of nonprofit leaders, committed to diversifying our field, and dedicated to creating healthy workplaces: one manager at a time. ⚡️
When I’m not raising funds, doing one-on-one coaching, and teaching classes, you can find me in Seattle cooking up gourmet meals with my husband, snuggling with my dog Bandit, doing DIY projects on our house, tending to my 50+ houseplants, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. 🏔️
Meet Elisa: our Chief Creativity Officer!
If you love beautiful, impactful design, then you love Elisa’s creations! Elisa Bargetto is the Events and Community Partnerships Manager for Hamilton Families by day and the Chief Creativity Officer for Monsoon Leadership by night. Elisa and Shannon met at Center for Environmental Health where Elisa quickly became “Canva Queen” bringing style and zing to our donor comms. She brings the electric touch to Monsoon’s social media designs, the sassy real-talk to our comms, and the strategy to our Pinterest boards.
She’s here to help nonprofit leaders get the skills they need to lead healthy teams and create impact without creating harm. Also, she’s passionate about people in our field getting paid the big bucks! When not designing for Monsoon Leadership, you can find her skiing down mountains, running an insane amount of miles, chasing beauty across the world, and eating fancy cheese.