Fundraiser’s Bookshelf

Simone’s Bookshelf: more lifelong learning ideas

Hi again from Simone Joyaux… More lifelong learning ideas. Just a quick run around my office. Authors / sources that I regularly read (or must read very soon!) – just good business stuff! Jim Collins Heath Brothers Seth Godin (His free daily blog and all his books!) Harvard Business Review About the nonprofit sector and fundraising and stuff…just a very very few… Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang (All their books and articles…And the reports on the website Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy.) Roger Craver (Free daily blog and books) Jeff Brooks and Tom Ahern (Donor-centered communications) SOFII (Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration) Moceanic  These are just my top-of-mind this week. But there are soooooo many more. Now for some seemingly unusual – but actually very important researchers/authors – for fundraising… Dan Ariely Antonio Dimasio Daniel Kahneman P.S. Always always remember. While I’m a USA citizen, I was raised in an international household. I present all over the world. And I know very well that the US of A didn’t invent fundraising and doesn’t lead the world’s nonprofit sector.  So please please do not just pay attention to resources from the US or North America. Check out all the fundraising and nonprofit associations in countries around the world.  Yes! Located all around the world. China and Japan. In various countries in South America and North America. Various countries in Eastern Europe and Western Europe. India and and and… So many countries. So much learning. Common bodies of knowledge based on academic and practitioner research. Different cultures and different applications. Different experts and authors and…

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Fundraiser’s Bookshelf – Simone Joyaux pt. 1

The Fundraiser’s Bookshelf – Simone Joyaux Hip hip hooray! Simone Joyaux is in the house!! I’m so deeply honored to have this personal hero of mine and international fundraising “rock” star kick off The Fundraiser’s Bookshelf Series on my blog. THANK YOU, SIMONE!!! I had the immense luck of meeting Simone very early in my fundraising career and she has been my North Star all along. Do yourself a HUGE favor and read everything she has written and done — books, articles, webinars, videos, posts (she has a huge treasure trove of free resources on her website https://www.simonejoyaux.com, don’t forget to bookmark it!) — she is truly brilliant. I could go on and on singing her praises so go on and treat yourself. FROM: Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip, FAFP … Also known as Sim One… FIRST: A big thanks, Julie! A blog with expert resources … gathered from various people. Cool! So here’s my books story… I’ve always been a reader. I remember my mom saying to me one day: “Put the damn book down and go out and play!” I suggested sitting outside and reading – but that was not what she meant! I read for fun. Sci fi fantasy. Romance. Spy and mystery. And… I read to learn, to be the best professional I can be. To be that best professional, I read far beyond fundraising and governance. I read much more than nonprofit sector writings. What’s on my bookshelves? See a few photos from around my office. And I’ve got the huge file drawers filled with articles and magazines and…  Here are 2 of the greatest books I’ve read in the last decade – that I wish every human being – and certainly every professional in any sector would read: Sherry Turkle’s Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other and Shankar Vedantam’s The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save our Lives. And so many more…

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