Massachusetts Keith was a bad board chair. He didn't care what might be good or even mediocre. He just did what he wanted. After all, he was boss. Sadly, there are too many Keiths, just plain bad. Unfortunately, there are too many mediocre board chairs, too. But you can help change this, whether you're a fundraiser, the CEO, a board member, or an aspiring chair. Join this session so you'll learn and understand:

  1. Important qualities and skills
  2. Development and succession planning
  3. Scope of authority and limitations

Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip


Joyaux Associates

People describe Simone as a truth teller, provocative, inspirational, and thoughtful. She very much likes “provocative” – and adds big tacky rings and weird hosiery to provoke even more.

Joyaux is a consultant specializing in fund development, governance, and strategic planning. She speaks worldwide and has been simul-translated into several languages.

As a volunteer, Simone has founded two organizations and regularly serves on boards. She’s a former chair of CFRE International. Currently she serves as chair of the board of Planning Parenthood of Southern New England. She also chairs the Advisory Board of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University, U.K.