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Summer Session Featuring Simone Joyaux

Thursday, July 20, 2017

8am-4pm at Saint Mary’s University in Winona, MN

This full-day seminar will include a morning session on Boards and Governance and an afternoon session on Boards and Fundraising. Board members and leadership staff are encouraged to attend.

Full day (lunch included):

AFP member - early bird pricing - $80
AFP member - after June 30 - $100
Non-member - $125
Board members or leadership staff (attending with AFP member or non-member) - $75

Half day:
AFP member - early bird pricing - $75
AFP member - after June 30 - $75
Non-member - $100
Board members or leadership staff (attending with AFP member or non-member) - $60

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Morning Session: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.   Tough talk about boards – and making them better 
Far too many boards are merely mediocre. (Even those that claim greatness.) Far too few are really good. (Even those with the most sophisticated members.) And far too many are rather dysfunctional. (Not incompetent but…) How’s your board? 
Learn (and apply) the right governance stuff. The right stuff does make a difference. Come along for tough talk that improves board member understanding and performance – thus building better boards. (And bring the ED/CEO and some board members along. I’ll tell them the tough stuff so you don’t have to!) 

Afternoon Session: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m   Board members and fundraising – roles and limitations
The board as a whole doesn’t do much in fundraising. But individual board members can be a big help. Not necessarily lots and lots… But certainly quite a bit. So… What can board members do in fundraising? How will you, the staff, help them do this work? And by the way…who’s in charge?


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Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip is described as “one of the most thoughtful, inspirational, and provocative leaders in the philanthropic sector.” In 2017, she began her 30th year as a consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development.

Simone speaks worldwide, enjoying the opportunity to work with colleagues outside the USA. She also teaches in the philanthropy graduate program at a US university.

She’s written three books: Keep Your Donors. Strategic Fund. Firing Lousy Board Members, She’s also contributed to several other books, writes for the Nonprofit Quarterly, and blogs as Simone Uncensored.

Simone serves regularly on boards, often as Chair. Currently, she’s immediate past chair of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, and the Advisory Board of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy in the U.K., founded by Adrian Sargeant.

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