Volunteer Leadership

Representative Board/Volunteer Positions

Simone Joyaux

“Thank you for being visible and present in so many places on behalf of this organization. You’re a fabulous board chair!” (CEO of $40 million healthcare organization)

“You are one of the best volunteer leaders with whom I have had the pleasure to work.” (Board member colleague)

“As a board chair, you are patient and great at process and buy in.” (Board member colleague)

“It was a pleasure to be part of a board meeting run so expertly. You do have a special way in literally bring out the best in everyone present!” (Board member colleague)


Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy, United Kingdom: Board member, 2018 – 2020

Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy, Plymouth University, United Kingdom: Advisory Board, Chair 2014 – 2018

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England: Board member, 2010 – Chair 2014 – 2017

Planned Parent Votes! RI: Board member 2010 – 2018

Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, Founder and Chair 2000 – 2008; Board member, 2008 – 2010

CFRE International: Board member, 1997 – 2003; Chair, 1999 – 2001

Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters Alumni Association: Board member, 1998 – 2001

Rhode Island Coalition of Library Advocates: Officer, 1991-1993; Board member, 1994 -1995

Rhode Island Governor’s Conference on Library and Information Services: Panning Committee member and delegate, 1991

Rhode Island Arts Advocates: Founding President, 1984-1988; Board member, 1988-1990

Family Foundation of North America (Alliance for Children and Families): Board member, 1993-1998

Nonprofit Resources of Southern New England: Board member, 1998 – 2000

State Arts Advocacy League of America: Chair, 1990-1991; Board member, 1986-1995

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Positions on the international board:

  • Officer, 1991 – 1993, 1995 -1996; Board member, 1984 -1990
  • Member, 21st Century Planning Council, 1991 -1994
  • Dean, First Course in Fund Raising, 1988-1990
  • Faculty, First Course in Fund Raising, Survey Course
  • Member: Ad Hoc International Conference Committee, 1989
  • Strategic Planning Education Task Force, 1987-1988
  • Strategic Planning Internal/External Environment Analysis Subcommittee, 1993

Positions in the AFP Rhode Island Chapter:

  • Board member, 1983-1988; President, 1984 -1987
  • Chair, National Philanthropy Day, 1996 and 1997
  • Conference Committee Chair, 1985
  • Member, Professional Development and Conference Committees

Other volunteer positions: Officer and Board member, Sexual Assault and Trauma Resource Center of RI; Board member and Chair of MAPS Committee of the United Way of Southeastern New England; faculty for BoardWALK training program of the United Way of America; and President, Looking Glass Theatre. Board member, California Green Academy.

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.

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