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Small World, Big Money

    (December 11, 2019)  Philanthropy has existed since the beginning of time. And North America certainly didn’t invent fundraising. It’s a global world. What happens elsewhere impacts – or better yet – can improve what all of us do at home. Lots of innovation happens in other parts of the world. But are we paying attention? What can we learn from our colleagues in Asia, Africa or South America – to make us better fundraisers?

    Join Ligia Peña and Simone Joyaux on a trip around the globe. Let’s share philanthropic customs that tie us together. Highlight resources that strengthen all fundraising everywhere. And make an even bigger difference!

      At the end of the session, participants will:

      • Have a greater understanding of how knowledge of global philanthropy can improve their daily practice.
      • Better understand why learning about fundraising practices elsewhere can give them insights into prospective donors.
      • Leave inspired and armed with new fundraising resources to foster continued learning.

    Ligia Peña, CFRE, MInstF, AFP Master Trainer
    Ligia Peña’s career began in 2002 at the YMCA of Greater Montreal as the Director of Fundraising and Communications. Since then she has worked with many organizations in a senior-level capacity and has offered consulting services under her own banner. She is currently the Global Legacy Manager at Greenpeace International where she drives Greenpeace’s global legacy strategy and manages a community of practice of legacy managers in 14 countries. She’s a seasoned presenter internationally and she’s the author of the ‘Small Shop Fundraising’ chapter in the 2nd volume of Excellence in Fundraising in Canada. Ligia is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Kent where she is researching the topic of national umbrella legacy marketing campaigns in the UK and Canada. When she’s not geeking out on legacy related things, she’s either knitting, cooking or planning her next trip. To follow her adventures, you can read her blog at or on Twitter @GlobetrottingFr or Instagram at @GlobetrottingFundraiser Email: LinkedIn:
    Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv. Dip., FAFP
    People describe Simone as a truth teller, provocative, inspirational, and thoughtful. She very much likes “provocative”. In January 2020, Joyaux begins her 33rd year as a consultant specializing in fund development, governance, management, and strategic planning. Prior to starting her consulting practice, Simone served as executive director and then as a chief development officer. She speaks worldwide and has been simul-translated into several languages. She also served as faculty in a university masters program in philanthropy and development. As a volunteer, Simone has founded two nonprofits and regularly serves on boards. She’s a former chair of CFRE International, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England – and she’s a board member of the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy in the U.K. Simone has written 3 books and contributed to multiple others. She blogs as Simone Uncensored.