December 28, 2020

Now is your chance and my chance. Learn!!! Learn more!!!!! All us fundraisers can do better! Embrace lifelong learning.

Let’s start this new year by learning and applying all the great research and resources that our beloved sector has and keeps developing!!!!



Resource Alliance: Located in the UK but offering workshops all over the world! You must must check out their offerings!!!

AFP-Boston Fundraising Conference: January 25-29, 2021. Jay Love, Adrian Sargeant, and myself are presenting the closing plenary.

AFP-RI Chapter: How about these speakers for 2021??!!  Ligia Peña. Planned giving… Roger Craver. Yes! Roger Craver!!!  Tom Ahern…  Tycely Williams…  Simone Joyaux… Check out the complete list of speakers early in January 2021. And, how about joining the AFP-RI Chapter’s Book Club?!! And check out the job postings, too.

Visit Harvey McKinnon Associates. These Canadian colleagues are LEADERS in monthly giving!!! And the USA is way behind in monthly giving. Read the books…For example, How to Create Lifelong Donors Through Monthly Giving.

Are you a Peter Drucker fan? He’s the management guru who “invented” organizational culture. So check out this book by Laurence Pagnoni, fundraiser: Fundraising 401 — Masterclasses in nonprofit fundraising that would make Peter Drucker proud. How can this not tempt you!!!

Boards and Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success, by Brian Saber. Really helpful.


Okey dokey… Let’s get away from fundraising and move into organizational development…self-growth:

I’ve subscribed to the Harvard Business Review for decades. Now there’s this cool book, HBR’s 10 Must Reads: On Managing Yourself.

How about this one by Maria Konnikova: The Biggest Bluff – How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win.

Or this one…. NEW POWER: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World – and How to Make It Work for You. Authored by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms.

I’m counting on you to look up the book links. If you want to learn…If you care enough to learn…Go for it. Check these out. Thus far, I’ve read some but not yet all.

So do please join me on the journey!!!!!




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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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