May 9, 2013

So much to read. So much to explore. So much to examine and analyze and apply to your work and mine.

The Internet is such a big filing cabinet. So we still need librarians who can direct us. We need curators of information – people we trust to recommend resources.

That’s me. I hope you see me as a trusted curator, offering useful resources for your consideration. Here’s some stuff – some new and some of my all-time favorites:

1. A graphic that takes a closer look at the differences of how men and women utilize social media. Find out who uses social networking sites more, men or women.  And which sites are most used. Lots of info. Check it out. What are the implications for your organization?

2.  Neuroscience (think MRIs) explains how the brain works – like what gives your brain a dopamine high. Just put your head through that MRI! Check out the newest post in Roger Dooley’s neuroscience marketing blog – “Do Your Customers Feel Ignored?” – and then think about your donors.The neuroscience research shows that when people feel ignored, they can feel excluded, disliked, judged, and angry. And, “the most remarkable part of the finding was that this…shunning lit up areas of the brain associated with physical pain.”

3. Check out Pamela Grow‘s “The Grow Report,” a weekly resource for the small shop fundraiser and marketer. Good insights. Lots of resources. Subscribe!

4. Soon-to-be-released  from Charity Channel Press: The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook. All about how to start (and continue!) your own consulting business. I’ve contributed lots of stuff to the book. Take a look. I wish this had existed in 1988 when I started my business.

5. And keep your eyes open for my upcoming book from Charity Channel Press: Successfully Firing Lousy Board Members…And Keep Those You Can. If you need some tips now, visit the Free Download Library on my website and read the article.

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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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