"Judi is a rock star! I've had the privilege of working with her in multiple settings, and it's always a joy and an opportunity to learn. She brings tremendous experience as a professional fundraiser, informed by the latest research and practices, and she genuinely cares for donors and the causes they care about. I'm always inspired by her passion for helping charities do our work better.
Hope you and Robert are staying healthy, safe, and sane!"
— Brad Harris, CFRE, CAP®
Senior Director of Estate and Gift Planning
A New Leaf – Philanthropy Department
"You have shown us how to open our minds and get like-minded people together to happily raise funds for a cause. Your efforts have boosted the popularity of the show, the morale of the board and staff, and we can’t wait to see it all come to fruition in January—and then on to the all-women Plein Air Festival next year!"
— Debbie Winslow, Development Director, Sedona Arts Center
"Judi is a powerhouse. She has that magical combination of talent, passion and determination. If you're looking for someone to help you feel more comfortable and be more effective asking for charitable gifts, Judi will make that happen."
— Brian Saber, President of Asking Matters
"I worked with Judi in St Louis through the St Louis Planned Giving Council for many years. I started attending meetings with that organization because although I felt very comfortable talking about annual and major gifts, I did not feel as informed about planned giving. I attended some conferences where Judi was a speaker and went to one of her presentations about ‘planned giving 101’. I listened to her speak about planned giving and she made it FUN! AND she made it simple and easy-to-understand. I walked out of her presentation really feeling like I understood the intricacies of planned giving! Judi is an excellent speaker and great communicator. She is an asset to any organization."
— Sue Wallace, Fundraising Professional
"The Victim Center had the privilege of working with Judi Smith on creating a strategic plan and corresponding feasibility study to help our agency further its mission of helping crime victims. Nonprofits are challenged to dovetail its mission with donor dollars, so it was extremely helpful to have an outside expert like Judi to assist with our decision-making process. Judi worked with our Board and Leadership staff to garner community feedback and research, which culminated in a detailed report recommending priorities and strategies the agency might use to meet its strategic goals. Thanks in part to Judi's consultation, the agency has been able to build its capacity to enhance its programs and bring healing to those who are hurting in our community."
—Brandi Bartel, Executive Director, The Victim Center