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From the latest in charity news, technology, fundraising, and social networking, Ted Hart and his guests help you maneuver through these difficult times in the charitable sector to greater levels of efficiency and fundraising success. PAGE 2 Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip, FAFP, world-renowned fundraiser, author, board member, partner, icon, mentor, teacher, hero, and activist—passed away on Sunday, May 2.
Simone was a guest on this Nonprofit Coach Podcast many times over the years. For her final episode, she directed the title would be “Nonprofit Coach: Simone Joyaux Uncensored Thoughtful, Inspirational Philanthropy.” If you knew her, I am sure you agree that title sums up her incredible career. She mentored me on the importance of this podcast, and on every episode, her passion for the fundraising profession, the success of all Boards of Directors, and all charities they serve were on display for all. Her unending drive for excellence flows through every episode.
She and I spoke at the same events around the world for many years. We were both invited to participate in the 2000 AFP Faculty Academy (photo) and served on several committees together.
When I reached out to her life partner Tom Ahern to ask if it would be ok to host this special edition of the Nonprofit Coach “In Celebration of Simone,” he said, “Of course, Ted!!! That would be wonderful.”
Simone was unfailingly kind and tough all at the same time. Simone was riveting, inspirational, and a speaker of truth. Future generations of donors and fundraisers alike will reference and rely upon the wisdom in her many books and lectures.
In this edition of the Nonprofit Coach, we share memories and the wisdom of Simone that future generations will benefit from. Join us, call in, and share as we gather “In Celebration of Simone.”