Building the capacity of nonprofits
In addition to workshops and conference presentations, I develop comprehensive, integrated curricula for organizations. For example, I created a 4-part, comprehensive curriculum in fund development for the Alliance for Children & Families. Then I conducted a session to train the trainers for the curriculum.
I develop and deliver single- and multi-session training programs in governance and fund development for many community foundations, for example: Essex County Community Foundation (MA), Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (CT), Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (CT), Greater Worcester Community Foundation (MA), and the Rhode Island Foundation
Typically, these training programs include some sort of technical assistance or consulting/coaching after the training concludes. Sometimes the coaching is via telephone; sometimes in person. And all of the coaching includes work with the organization’s team that attended the training session.
Since 2005, I’ve developed and delivered the Nonprofit Learning Program for organizations supported by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. This program includes multiple training sessions, a personalized follow-up consultancy and a mini grant. Each participating organization must establish a team of board and staff members who participate in the trainings and lead the change process within the organization.
“Thank you for an exceptional learning experience. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to learn this material from you.” (Workshop attendee)
“I was honored to spend the day with one of my philanthropic idols, Simone Joyaux, at Indiana AFP Philanthropy Day.” (Conference attendee)
“Simone has a gift for nurturing a spirit of inquiry and curiosity that helps learners enthusiastically embrace new perspectives and ways of thinking and acting.” (Participant in community foundation training program)