“If I had to name one fundraising book I’d take to a desert island, this would be it: Strategic Fund Development by Simone Joyaux.Wow! I’m so honored. “Three books that changed the way I fundraise.” by Emma Lewzey. Thank you, Emma.
Simone and Tom and the Rhode Island Foundation’s Centennial – our hopes and dreams.
May 2016. Wow. I’m honored to be on the list of “Who should influence the future of fundraising?” Thank you Mark Phillips, founder and CEO of Bluefrog. You’re so great yourself! (Watch the whole Fundraising Theatre 2012, Part 1. Thank you Tony Elischer, who died too soon. If you want to see me, move forward to 12:58, Fatigue!)
Visit me at SOFII, the Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration. This is the best compiler of great fundraising around the world. And not just recent fundraising – great stuff from many years past. Read and learn!!!
I’m lucky to be mentioned regularly in various nonprofit / fundraising publications and blogs and… Check this out: “Culture is Changing – Fundraising Needs to Change With It,” Cynthia Gibson writing for Haas Jr. Fund. And read the comments…good back and forth from readers. Engage your organization in this kind of conversation.
“Get Your Board to Achieve More,” Nonprofit Hub magazine, May / June 2015. Volume 1, Issue 5. Wonderful design and graphics! Oh wow! Visit the Nonprofit Hub, its programs and publications.
Read Simone’s commentary on Reinventing Philanthropy by Eric Friedman. Read the comments on Simone’s commentary. (When I first wrote this commentary, I had not read the full book. Now I’ve read the full book. My commentary still stands. The book is heartfelt but poorly informed, harmful to any fundraiser who might follow Friedman’s recommendation about emotions.) Read myrant about Eric Friedman’s book Reinventing Philanthropy at Bloomerang.co. I was startled to find out that “philanthropy is broken and almost everyone involved knows it.” Wow. So not true. So many unsubstantiated comments.
Collector, interview with Simone Joyaux in the inaugural issue of this French print fundraising magazine from mediaprism.fr. Article title: “Le Bon Fundraiser Fait de Son Donateur un Héros,” (“Good Fundraisers Make Their Donors the Hero”), No. 1, October 2012,
The… 2012 book (Me)Volution, by Jon Duschinsky and Tony Myers, includes stories written by “some of the “giants in the sector… [including] Ken Burnett, Simone Joyaux…Tom Ahern…” So says the review in Advancing Philanthropy, November/December 2012.
Firing Lousy Board Members: And Helping the Others Succeed, 2014
Keep Your Donors: The Guide to Better Communications and Stronger Relationships, (Tom Ahern, co-author), 2007.
Strategic Fund Development: Building Profitable Relationships That Last, 3rd Edition, 2011.
The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook: Winning Strategies from 25 Leaders in the Field, 2013. Contributors include: Jean Block, Ellen Bristol, Bob Crandall, Gayle Gifford, Simone Joyaux, Sandy Macnab, Ken Stroman, and more.
Donor Retention Project.com, 2012. 12 interviews. 12 action guides. Contributors include Roger Craver, Jonathon Grapsas, Pamela Grow, Simone Joyaux, John Lepp, Marc Pitman, Adrian Sargeant, Lisa Sargent, and more.
(Me)volution: Change Begins With Me, 2012 by Jon Duschinsky and Tony Myers. Contributors are Tom Ahern, Ken Burnett, Kay Sprinkel Grace, Fraser Green, Simone Joyaux, and Jana Ledvinová.
The Fundraising Feasibility Study: It’s Not About the Money, 2007. Contributors include: Martin Novom, Anne Peyton, Linda Lysakowski, Gene Scanlan, Simone Joyaux, and more.
For years, I wrote a semi-monthly Web column, “Unraveling Development,” for the Nonprofit Quarterly. Here are some of my favorites. See the complete archives at NPQ.
By the way, all of these are still relevant! These columns aren’t traditional “new news.” My columns were built to last. And they’re built to share…with your boss, your colleagues, your board members.
“The Power of One and the Power of Community.” A 3-part column, February, March, May 2016.
“Technician or Leader: Do you have the right stuff? Do you even want the right stuff?” Advancing philanthropy, July 2020. www.afpglobal.org.
“Rebels, Renegades, and Pioneers.” Advancing Philanthropy, April 2018. (Co-written with Ligia Peña.)
“Enhance Attrition or Thank and Release? Firing Lousy Board Members,” Nonprofit Quarterly, Spring 2012 (See the PDF in my Free Download Library. And check out my 2013 book, Firing Lousy Board Members, a detailed expansion of the article.)
“Your Board and Fundraising,” Asking Matters, January 3, 2012
“Destroy Your Executive Committee,” Nonprofit Quarterly, Summer, 2011. (See the PDF in my Free Download Library.)
“Tips for Using a Fund Development Consultant,” Nonprofit Quarterly, Fall 2005
“Involving Your Board Members in Fund Development,” National Guild for Community Arts Education (members only site)
“Are You Just a Great Fundraising Technician or More?” Philanthropy and Fundraising Australia (members only site)
Distinguished Fellow from AFP Global, 2019.
David E. Sweet Award from Leadership Rhode Island, 2010. Awarded for demonstrating outstanding commitment to the community and inspiring others to serve.
Rhode Island’s Outstanding Philanthropic Citizen Award, 2003. Awarded for significant contribution as a donor and volunteer.
Rhode Island’s Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award, 1987. Awarded for contributions as a professional.
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Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip, FAFP, Certificate in Philanthropic Psychology is an internationally recognized expert in fund development, board and organizational development, strategic planning, and management.