Work With Joan


As a keynote speaker, I’ve been anywhere from Microsoft to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America and everywhere in between. My “sweet spot” is nonprofit leadership, offering smart, practical and often humorous advice on how best to love your work and to be as effective at it as possible in good times and bad.


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Can you customize the content and timing of your keynote speech?

Yes. While the list of keynote speeches you see here are commonly requested, we can work with you on a topic that will fit your needs. Customization may affect timing and price.

Do you offer workshops or books with your speech?
Workshops and books may or may not be included as part of speaking engagements.
What does it cost to have you speak at my conference?
Typical keynote with an optional workshop and up to 50 books ranges from $20-25K. Prices vary and can be lower based on size of organization, geography, required prep (i.e. level of customization).
Is Joan available for virtual keynotes?

This is one of Joan’s specialties. Engaging and interactive, insightful and funny, Joan has mastered the virtual keynote.


  • You can count on a level of intimacy and interactivity that energizes audiences.
  • A series of common topics can be found on this downloadable PDF.
  • Keynote speeches are typically 45 minutes in length.
  • Our team handles all logistics and we seek out feedback in a post-event debrief.

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Joan offers plenty of options for your workshop. Click the button below to review all the offerings.


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Once we have landed on basic details, you’ll meet with Joan to talk through your goals and the audience so she can fine tune the keynote to your needs.

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“I first met Joan when she was the keynote at CASE Summit in New York. I was blown away. She was an amazing speaker: hard hitting, insightful, and very funny. Later, I referred her to keynote a friend’s conference and the standing ovation Joan got sure made me look good!”
Susan Ball

Senior Director, The Fordham Fund

“Joan’s closing keynote for our 10,000+ person virtual nonprofit conference, The Collaborative: Virtual Sessions, held in June 2020, was everything you want in a closing keynote. She received rave reviews from our attendees, one going so far as to make the proclamation, ‘Joan for President!'”

Taryn Crowder

Senior Manager, Events, Classy