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Strategic Fund Development: Building Profitable Relationships That Last, Second Edition

Author(s): Simone Joyaux, ACFRE
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  • ISBN-13: 9780834218987
  • ISBN-10:0834218984
  • Paperback    354 pages      © 2001
Price: $183.95 US List
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Want to raise more money for your nonprofit? Then get ready to change the way you do your fund development. Now more than ever, your organization has to be relevant to the community. And this book tells you how to design and facilitate a strategic planning process to assure that you are relevant.

Fund development is not just about fundraising techniques. The most effective fund development focuses on organizational development first and foremost.  Organizational performance depends upon shared values and participatory decision-making. You need to apply the best thinking from experts like Peter Drucker and Peter Senge, Dee Hock and John Gardner to the way your organization does it work.

This groundbreaking book – now in its second edition – offers important insights, critical strategies, and useful tools to enhance your organization’s performance and raise more charitable contributions. Joyaux challenges the fundraising profession to focus on organizational development rather than merely promoting fundraising technicians. Joyaux integrates staff work with that of volunteers and demands a basic change in the way we do business.

This groundbreaking book – now in its second edition – offers important insights, critical strategies, and useful tools to enhance your organization’s performance and raise more charitable contributions. Joyaux challenges the fundraising profession to focus on organizational development rather than merely promoting fundraising technicians. Joyaux integrates staff work with that of volunteers and demands a basic change in the way we do business.

   You’ll learn:

  • How to design and facilitate an institution-wide strategic planning process to determine the direction and vision of your organization.
  • How to enhance your organization’s performance through shared values, participatory decision-making, board and staff dialogue, effective leadership, and well-managed change.
  • How to identify those who may be interested in your organization, cultivate relationships, and enhance communications so these individuals and groups are ready to be asked – and asked for more.
  • How to turn volunteers into powerful fundraisers, and staff into effective enablers.
  • How to create the best infrastructure to build a healthy organization.
  • How to create a fund development plan that produces ownership and results.

Also included: Fund development job descriptions, tips on how to write better, worksheets to manage donor and prospect cultivation, development audit, sample fund development plans, organizational assessment surveys, customer satisfaction surveys, focus group questions, hundreds of hands-on tips and checklists that you can adapt and use for your organization.

* Positioning Your Organization To Survive--The Four Relationships That Are Critical to Effective and Productive Fund Development * The First Relationship--Within Your Organization: Creating the Infrastructure That Produces a Healthy Organization * The Second Relationship--With Your Community: Ensuring Your Organization's Relevance through Strategic Planning * The Third Relationship--With Your Constituents: Developing Connections So Constituents Are Ready To Be Asked * The Fourth Relationship--With Your Volunteers: Enabling Them To Take Meaningful Action on Behalf of Your Organization * Creating the Most Effective Fund Development Plan for Your Organization * In Conclusion * Appendixes * Selected Bibliography--To Help You Be a Better Fundraiser and Organizational Development Specialist * About the Author

Simone Joyaux, ACFRE

Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE

Simone P. Joyaux is an internationally recognized leader in the philanthropic profession – as a consultant, volunteer, writer and teacher / presenter.  Joyaux provides consulting services in fund development, board and organizational development, and strategic planning to all types and sizes of organizations. Clients include grassroots groups, major institutions, foundations and government agencies.  Simone is one of a few hundred professionals worldwide who has achieved advanced certification in fundraising. She is a faculty member for the Masters Program in Philanthropy and Fund Development at St. Mary’s University, Minnesota. Joyaux regularly serves as a board member of various organizations. During her tenure as Chair of CFRE International, the baseline certification program for fundraisers worldwide, the program achieved its independence and established itself internationally.   In 2000, Joyaux founded the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, part of the global movement to level the playing field for women and girls.

  • "…an important work if we are to be serious about positioning our institutions for the future. Joyaux has captured the essence of what we as development professionals should understand and be prepared to address as we look to the 21st century."

    Dennis Stefanacci, ACFRE, Senior Vice President, Philanthropy, Intracoastal Health Systems, Inc., 1996 AFP Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year.

    "Simone Joyaux provides those of us who labor in the vineyards of the philanthropic sector with invaluable tools and concepts for translating organizational vision into reality. As one who has enjoyed the privilege of being a colleague of Simone's in various venues, I view this volume as but one more component of the innumerable contributions she has made to not-for-profit organizations and their stakeholders over the past quarter century."

    Tim J. Burchill, CFRE

    "Joyaux shows readers the elements of an effective organization and how to achieve it."

    James H. Lewis, CFRE