Yes, board members are important to fundraising. Of course, board members and other volunteers are key philanthropists, voluntarily giving for the common good. But between you and me, they're sometimes pesky, problemmatic, and even horrible! Join this secret session where we'll share peeves and horrors and stealthy solutions. Email your peeves and horrors to Come prepared to share. Surely us bright people together can fix this... at least kinda.

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.