April 1, 2021

A postcard in my office

From le Site-Mémorial du Camp des Milles – It’s purpose statement: Comprendre pour agir. (Understand in order to act.)

Ton christ est juif                                                               Your christ is Jewish.

Ta voiture est japonaise                                                    Your car is Japonese.

Ton couscous est algérien                                                Your couscous is Algerian.

Ton café est brésilien                                                        Your coffee is Brazilian.

Ton chianti est italien                                                       Your chianti is Italian.

Et tu reproches à ton voisin d’être un étranger          And you blame your neighbor for being a stranger…a foreigner…different.

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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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