Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip is described as “one of the most thoughtful, inspirational, and provocative leaders in the philanthropic sector worldwide.” In 2017, Simone began her 30th year as a full time consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development/governance.
She speaks worldwide, enjoying the opportunity to work with colleagues in places like Mexico City, London, Paris, Italy, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Slovakia… She also teaches in the philanthropy graduate program at Saint Mary’s University, Minnesota, USA.
She’s written three books: Keep Your Donors, Strategic Fund Development (now in its 3rd edition), and Firing Lousy Board Members. She’s contributed to several other books, writes for the Nonprofit Quarterly, and blogs weekly as Simone Uncensored.
Joyaux has founded two organizations, and serves regularly on boards. She’s a former chair of CFRE International, and Immediate Past Chair of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England.
She also chairs the Advisory Board for the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy in the U.K. She and her life partner have bequeathed their entire estate to charity.