National Philanthropy Day 2017 Presenters



TOM AHERN is a "message strategist" who has won repeated major international awards. His direct mail packages have become models in the field because of their extraordinary results. Tom specializes in researching and writing "donor-centered" cases. He has authored four well-received books on donor communication and speaks around the world to help nonprofits better grow philanthropy through research based communications.


SIMONE P. JOYAUX is one of the nonprofit sector's most inspirational, and provocative leaders. She is one of a small group worldwide holding the Advanced Certification Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) credential accomplished through a rigorous peer review process.  She has also earned the International Advanced Diploma in Fundraising (IADF) credential.  Simone uses her experience as an nonprofit Executive Director, Chief Development Officer, Founder and Board Member to facilitate change by asking cage-rattling questions and proposing novel approaches.

PROFESSOR ADRIAN SARGEANT is one of the world's leading authorities on how to achieve growth in philanthropy.  He is an award winning author, motivational speaker and educator. Professor Sargeant has published over ten books and 150 peer reviewed academic publications in the domain of individual giving, fundraising and nonprofit marketing and is considered the world's foremost fundraising academic.