Simone is described as “one of the most thoughtful, inspirational, and provocative leaders in the philanthropic sector worldwide.” In 2017, Simone began her 30th year as a full time consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development/governance.
She speaks worldwide and also teaches in the philanthropy graduate program at Saint Mary’s University, Minnesota, USA.
She’s written three books: Keep Your Donors, Strategic Fund Development (now in its 3rd edition), and Firing Lousy Board Members. She’s contributed to several other books, writes for the Nonprofit Quarterly, and blogs weekly as Simone Uncensored.
“Sometimes you just need a bit of help. Someone to talk to. Someone who will listen and commiserate and advise. Someone who will help you see differently and focus more deeply. We all need this at various points in our lives and in our work. I did. (And I still have colleagues for this kind of talk!). For years now, I’ve been coaching and mentoring others. I’m so pleased to join up with the Tony Elischer Foundation.”