May 27, 2015

Hello there, you workers in the NGO sector. You consultants. You donors and big-time funding sources like foundations and …

You and I need to read and apply. Question and challenge. Try and fail. Try and succeed. Practice over and over. Talk about what we’ve learned. Learn what we’ve talked about.

And… We need to figure out how to ignore the stuff that is pretty much unimportant. Pay attention to the more important and really important.

You know… All the stuff that makes us competent and useful and successful and helpful and valuable.

So here’s more stuff to read and reference and learn from and find curious. Do you have someone to talk with about all this?

Check out Vu Le. And read his blog. And pay attention to cultural competency points. And…

Here are books I’m aiming to read:

And here’s the really big question: How do you use these in your work? How do you get this information into your organization? How do you talk about the themes and implications with your colleagues?

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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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