Honoring Simone Joyaux
plus in-person training this summer, a video from Joe Tumolo, the next Jerry Panas recording, and On the Road
Dear [First Name],
I am so saddened by the sudden passing of one of the field's true inspirations, Simone Joyaux. Simone was in a league of her own – so bright and engaged…and outspoken. Getting to know her as a peer was a treat. I looked forward to her "Simone Uncensored" emails each month, as well as her newsletter, which always had a "Just for Fun and Life" section.
Simone was a guest presenter at Asking Matters a number of times. In honor of her passing I wanted to share those sessions with you. The first is in interview format with Andrea Kihlstedt, my co-founder and friend, and a long-time peer of Simone and her husband, Tom Ahern. The second webinar was on the heels of her book, Firing Lousy Board Members.
In-Person Board Trainings Available this Summer
limited spots available, don't miss out!
Imagine: Your Board All Together in Person Again. It’s been a long time coming, but for many organizations this summer will be the moment to strive for more normalcy. What a moment that will be.
Your board needs that normalcy and I’d like to be a part of it. I am offering in-person, outdoor trainings all summer …and I’m willing to travel the country to do them.
What would you like to accomplish with your board?
- Train them to be more comfortable and effective fundraisers
- Build camaraderie and teamwork
- Plan for the coming year
- Wrestle with longer-term strategic issues
- Finally meet new board members in person
Interested in bringing your board back together…and moving it ahead?
Advice from Our Training Expert Joe Tumolo
take your donor's temperature
Asking Matters' Planned Giving & Training Expert Joe Tumolo shares a tip for keeping in touch with your donors and gauging their feelings. Watch the 2-minute video below to learn more!
The Jerry and Brian Tapes: Rapid Questions
Recorded May 24th, 2018
One day we agreed that I’d just throw out a bunch of classic fundraising questions and Jerry would give quick answers.
From “can you take more than two people to a solicitation meeting?” to “what are the key elements of every ask?” this fun session covered a lot of ground.
On The Road
Well, I finally made it to Montana…virtually! A year later I got to spend the week with amazing organizations and hundreds of participants from around the state, leading both a 4-part staff training and a 3-part board training.
I keep talking about silver linings in the pandemic and this was one of them. Originally I would have been leading a 6-hour training, mostly for staff, in each of three cities. But virtually we were able to spread those trainings over a number of days and build a separate, board-appropriate series as well. Thanks to the Montana Nonprofit Association for being an amazing virtual host!
Here's to your continued fundraising success,
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