On this episode of The Beacon Podcast, Jeff Jowdy interviews Simone Joyaux, an internationally recognized expert in fund development, board and organizational development, strategic planning and management. Simone is the author of Firing Lousy Board Members – And Helping the Others Succeed, which much of today’s conversation is drawn from. Some of the questions Simone answers include:
How can nonprofit leaders identify underperforming board members?What are some effective ways for nonprofits to find the right board members?When do you know you need to fire a lousy board member?
“I don’t actually want to have to fire anybody,” Simone says. “Through conversations with them, I want to get them to realize that it’s not a good time for them to be there anymore.”
About out guest
Simone P. Joyaux is recognized internationally as an expert in fund development, board and organizational development, strategic planning and management. In January 2016, she began her 29th year as a full-time consultant. Previously, she served as an executive director and chief development officer.
Simone is described as “one of the most thoughtful, inspiring, and provocative leaders” in the NGO sector. She chairs the Advisory Board of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy, Plymouth University, and the governing Board of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. She’s written three books (one of which is called Firing Lousy Board Members), contributed to others, writes a weekly blog and monthly e-news. She is the founder and director of Joyaux Associates.
Be sure to follow Simone on Twitter and check out her website: