August 5, 2012

Bruce Springsteen describes his job: “It’s theatre, you know. I’m a theatrical performer. I’m whispering in your ear, and you’re dreaming my dreams, and then I’m getting a feeling for yours.”

Isn’t that pretty much what good fundraisers do? Finding the donor’s feelings. Whispering in the donor’s ear. Sharing dreams.

About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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