Tough. Tougher. Toughest. Invented years ago for Toronto Congress!

What could be new now? Or different?

Nothing much. And that’s pretty damn bad. Lots of mediocre governance; some dysfunctionality; and so little great governance.

So what will we talk about?

Us. Not them. Us. Our accountability and effectiveness. Our knowledge, expertise, and experience. Our job to make governance top notch.

It’s past time. And as the saying goes: If not us, who?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the scope of the problem.
  2. Develop competencies to respond.
  3. Problem-solve situations.

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.