Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, AdvDip, FAFP: How Social Justice Fuels Philanthropy

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"I see myself as a change agent, an agitator. Whether it’s asking essential cage-rattling questions . . . or proposing novel approaches . . . or advocating for change . . . that’s me." - Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, AdvDip, FAFP

Simone presented this webinar for AFP back in 2016.  Five years later it is perhaps more relevant than ever: Philanthropy and its essential partner, fund development, are glorious marvels but they raise some concerns. For example: raising money to fight for justice, not just compensating for injustice. Excessive focus on big donors and major gifts - ignoring gifts of all sizes from diverse donors. It's past time for empowerment, democratizing philanthropy, and producing justice. This webinar is about thinking in a new way.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the distinction between social justice/social change philanthropy and traditional philanthropy.
  • Begin pondering the ethics of access in fundraising. Question the "moral dilemma" of philanthropy.
  • Think beyond strategies and tactics and explore the underpinnings of philanthropy and fund development; the fundamental why of our work; the possible ethical and moral conflicts of our work




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