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Article and Blog Mentions, and Interviews
- Simone and Tom and the Rhode Island Foundation’s Centennial – our hopes and dreams.
- Check out this story at the Resource Alliance. Favorite chat of mine. And favorite photo.
- May 2016. Wow. I’m honored to be on the list of “Who should influence the future of fundraising?” Thank you Mark Phillips, founder and CEO of Bluefrog. You’re so great yourself! (Watch the whole Fundraising Theatre 2012, Part 1. Thank you Tony Elischer, who died too soon. If you want to see me, move forward to 12:58, Fatigue!)
- I so admire The Agitator, Roger Craver and Tom Belford. And I’m honored that they periodically mention me and my work. Thank you!
- I’m lucky to be mentioned regularly in various nonprofit / fundraising publications and blogs and… Check this out: “Culture is Changing – Fundraising Needs to Change With It,” Cynthia Gibson writing for Haas Jr. Fund. And read the comments…good back and forth from readers. Engage your organization in this kind of conversation.
- “Get Your Board to Achieve More,” Nonprofit Hub magazine, May / June 2015. Volume 1, Issue 5. Wonderful design and graphics! Oh wow! Visit the Nonprofit Hub, its programs and publications.
- Check out the 40 Fundraising Blogs You Should Be Reading in 2015. What fun to be on the list with so many greats!
- I’m thrilled to be the chair of the Advisory Board for the new Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University, U.K. Make sure you follow the important happenings at this new centre. (And as of April 2016, this is the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy. Thanks to the Hartsook Companies gift.
- Check out this Bloomerang blog – 4 Donor Retention Experts You Need to Know. Thanks to Jay Love. It’s wonderful to be in the company of Adrian Sargeant, Tom Ahern, and Roger Craver. Read the blog. Read the authors’ books. Visit Bloomerang.
- Wow. Thanks to Roger Craver, www.theagitator.net for the wonderful commentary on my 2014 book Firing Lousy Board Members, on May 19, 2014. Less-than-effective board members harm fundraising and harm governance.
- How curious and lovely. I’m quoted in the Battle Creek Enquirer, and I grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, just up the road. The Enquirer has a great series about how philanthropy tries so hard – but doesn’t always make a difference. Just read the articles and editorials by Michael McCullough, executive editor and general manager, and his team. This is meaningful inquiry. And I hope that everyone is at the table exploring why. Everyone in every community everywhere. Because enough change isn’t happening.
- Read Simone’s commentary on Reinventing Philanthropy by Eric Friedman. Read the comments on Simone’s commentary. (When I first wrote this commentary, I had not read the full book. Now I’ve read the full book. My commentary still stands. The book is heartfelt but poorly informed, harmful to any fundraiser who might follow Friedman’s recommendation about emotions.) Read my rant about Eric Friedman’s book Reinventing Philanthropy at Bloomerang.co. I was startled to find out that “philanthropy is broken and almost everyone involved knows it.” Wow. So not true. So many unsubstantiated comments.
- Read “One Thing Most Nonprofits Stink at (Donor Retention) and How You Can Change It in 2014.” Tips from Simone, Harvey McKinnon, Lisa Sargent, Marc Pitman, Pam Grow, and 7 other experts.
- John Lepp quotes Simone Joyaux in his blog about that old donor pyramid. Instead, embrace this delightful “love pyramid” from Agents of Good.
- SOFII, the Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration, announces a new reading room devoted to good governance, Simone uncensored. Visit SOFII, the archive of best stuff in the world.
- Visit nonprofit hub. See me talk about firing lousy board members. See Tom Ahern talk about loving your donors.
- Jeff Brooks, www.futurefundraisingnow.com cites Simone Joyaux’s NPQ column about donor fatigue. Ah yes, what a myth!
- “Simone Joyaux weighed in with a terrific illustration of how to do donor service the right way.” So says Roger Craver at the Agitator, when talking about “Why Donors Drop Out.”
- The Agitator cites “Simone Uncensored” when writing about the Underdeveloped Report.
- “Entering a Golden Age of Fundraising with Tom Ahern and Simone Joyaux” – An interview for Asking Matters.
- The Agitator, Flat Earth Fundraising: Preventing Bottom Line Shipwrecks — In this post, Roger Craver cites three books that can help your organization avoid the shipwreck. One of these three is Keep Your Donors: The Guide to Better Communications and Stronger Relationships.
- Collector, interview with Simone Joyaux in the inaugural issue of this French print fundraising magazine from mediaprism.fr. Article title: “Le Bon Fundraiser Fait de Son Donateur un Héros,” (“Good Fundraisers Make Their Donors the Hero”), No. 1, October 2012,
- The… 2012 book (Me)Volution, by Jon Duschinsky and Tony Myers, includes stories written by “some of the “giants in the sector… [including] Ken Burnett, Simone Joyaux…Tom Ahern…” So says the review in Advancing Philanthropy, November/December 2012.
- mkcreative, Interview with Simone Joyaux, January 25, 2012
Firing Lousy Board Members: And Helping the Others Succeed, 2014
Keep Your Donors: The Guide to Better Communications and Stronger Relationships, (Tom Ahern, co-author), 2007.
Strategic Fund Development: Building Profitable Relationships That Last, 3rd Edition, 2011.
The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook: Winning Strategies from 25 Leaders in the Field, 2013. Contributors include: Jean Block, Ellen Bristol, Bob Crandall, Gayle Gifford, Simone Joyaux, Sandy Macnab, Ken Stroman, and more.
Donor Retention Project.com, 2012. 12 interviews. 12 action guides. Contributors include Roger Craver, Jonathon Grapsas, Pamela Grow, Simone Joyaux, John Lepp, Marc Pitman, Adrian Sargeant, Lisa Sargent, and more.
(Me)volution: Change Begins With Me, 2012 by Jon Duschinsky and Tony Myers. Contributors are Tom Ahern, Ken Burnett, Kay Sprinkel Grace, Fraser Green, Simone Joyaux, and Jana Ledvinová.
The Fundraising Feasibility Study: It’s Not About the Money, 2007. Contributors include: Martin Novom, Anne Peyton, Linda Lysakowski, Gene Scanlan, Simone Joyaux, and more.
Since 2009 (or maybe earlier!), I’ve been writing a semi-monthly Web column, “Unraveling Development,” for the Nonprofit Quarterly. I’ve listed just a mini sampling here…some of my favorites. See the complete archives at NPQ. By the way, all of these are still relevant. These columns aren’t traditional “new news.” My columns are built to last. And they’re built to share…with your boss, your colleagues, your board members.
- “The Power of One and the Power of Community.” A 3-part column, February, March, May 2016.
- “Keep Your Donors by Building Profitable Relationships That Last.”
- “Fundraising Isn’t about Money…Neither is Giving.” This is a 4-part column, beginning on April 24, 2015…and continuing into May.
- “Don’t You Love Me Anymore? The Critical Care of Past Board Members,” November 5, 2014.
- “Fundraisers – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” March 13, 2015. Triggered by emails with a fundraiser.
- “Nonprofit Boards and the Board Member: A Distinction with a Difference,” July 23, 2014. I’m just repeatedly disappointed that boards and staff and so many writing in the field – don’t distinguish adequately between the board and the board member.
- “Ask the Donor – Where Do Donor Surveys Fit In Your Work?” Regularly ask your donors their opinions and how they’re feeling about your organization, your service. Use surveys. And use focus groups, too.
- “What’s Driving Your Nonprofit: Opinion or Expertise. There Is a Difference!” Find this as a PDF in my Free Download Library, too. Share it with your boss and board. Stop wasting valuable time and resources with opinion!
- I’m always amused – and annoyed! – by the conversation about donor fatigue. Check out this column, “Donor Fatigue – an Excuse for Poor Fundraising Practices.”
- Check out my January 15, 2013 web column in the Nonprofit Quarterly, “What Do You Talk About At Your Board Meetings.” Take a look at the very thoughtful comments from readers.
- “Extraordinary Experiences for Donors.” December 12, 2012.
- “A Personal Story Illustrates a Key Principle: It’s Not What You’re Selling; It’s What I’m Buying.” June 29, 2012.
- “Competition or Congestion: Which Is It?” March 29, 2012.
- “I Love Governance Committees! And You Should Too,” November 4, 2011.
- “Your Board is Not a Fundraising Squad,” August 11, 2011.
- “Hey Mr. Fundraiser…quit asking your board members to trespass,” July 14, 2011.
“Enhance Attrition or Thank and Release? Firing Lousy Board Members,” Nonprofit Quarterly, Spring 2012 (See the PDF in my Free Download Library. And check out my 2013 book, Firing Lousy Board Members, a detailed expansion of the article.)
“Your Board and Fundraising,” Asking Matters, January 3, 2012
“Destroy Your Executive Committee,” Nonprofit Quarterly, Summer, 2011. (See the PDF in my Free Download Library.)
“Tips for Using a Fund Development Consultant,” Nonprofit Quarterly, Fall 2005
“Involving Your Board Members in Fund Development,” National Guild for Community Arts Education (members only site)
“Are You Just a Great Fundraising Technician or More?” Philanthropy and Fundraising Australia (members only site)
David E. Sweet Award from Leadership Rhode Island, 2010. Awarded for demonstrating outstanding commitment to the community and inspiring others to serve.
Rhode Island’s Outstanding Philanthropic Citizen Award, 2003. Awarded for significant contribution as a donor and volunteer.
Rhode Island’s Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award, 1987. Awarded for contributions as a professional.