“Linda Smith has been a wonderful addition to the Noah Homes Development team in her role as consultant. Her dynamic style and her demands that we “think big” and value what we have thus far created, resonated into more fundraising dollars generated in the short time she has been with us. I appreciate her energy, enthusiasm, and her never ending ideas! We have embraced her philosophy and are on the road to smarter fundraising and collaboration within our community. So glad she has become a part of the Noah Homes family.”
Molly Nocum, CEO, Noah Homes
“Linda Smith embodies altruism and benevolence. Not only does she understand the importance of true generosity – “giving it all away and getting it all back again,” as David Green of Hobby Lobby puts it – but she lives it in her personal life.
I have known Linda for 30+ years, and have long admired her ability to generate passion for the causes she believes in simply by making us see the benefit of supporting them for the greater good of the community in which we live. It could be Opportunity Village, it could be support for developmentally disabled citizens at the legislature – whatever it might be, if Linda Smith believes in it, you can believe in it, too.
We at Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School, where I work as director of development, had the pleasure of hearing Linda speak on the subject to successful fundraising – as well as share her life story – last fall. She was engaging and engrossing, and left all of our parents and donors wanting more. I would highly recommend Linda as a speaker, lecturer or moderator for anything having to do with fundraising, life skills, coaching or leadership.”
Robin Joyce, Director of Institutional Development, Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School
“Linda provides a level of expertise and insight to non-profit fundraising and campaigning that is simply unmatched. After working with a number of consultants, we brought Linda in for a weekend retreat. Inside two days, our board of directors was refocused, energized, and ready to take on a major project. She encourages leadership to think beyond the realm of a typical non-profit organization and challenges them to achieve the greatest possibilities for the people they serve.”
Michael Thomas, Executive Director, My Possibilities
“The Creative Abundance Team met Linda Smith at a conference in Hawaii. Linda’s passion and dedication, as an advocate, was incredibly attractive. Linda’s success as a fundraiser and leader, encouraging progressive programming, was exciting and now our combined efforts have created the opportunity for a much larger audience to develop and implement advanced programming options for the people they serve. As a “high flier” in the fundraising world, Linda’s experience and connections can help organizations think about fundraising in new and expansive ways, connect them with resources beyond the familiar and encourage strong and lasting approaches. She can develop a plan to help organizations reach their goals and put them on a solid foundation to ensure that they are growing and aligned with their mission. Linda is a pleasure to work with and would be an asset to any organization seeking solid skills and fresh thinking on development funding options.”
Patty Mitchell, CEO and Susan Dlouhy, COO – Creative Abundance Consulting and Creative Abundance Group
“Linda Smith is a consummate philanthropic professional who leads by example. I recently experienced Linda’s multi-media presentation to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and found myself captivated from beginning to end by her scope of knowledge and strategy, her charisma and her motivational style. Impactful, inspirational, memorable – all describe Linda Smith!”
Beth Miller, Non-Profit Philanthropic Consultant & Executive
“Linda Smith is a dynamic and motivational speaker and awe-inspiring fundraiser! She has spoken to the membership and Advisory Boards of multiple organization’s I’ve led and has consistently inspired our membership to engage more in the non-profit community — especially those organizations that serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She speaks passionately from a breadth of life experience and has been a wonderful advocate for those with disabilities. As a mother, community leader, and non-profit fundraiser, she inspires everyone around her. As my admiration for her has grown over the years, so has our friendship. She is a treasure and the greatest import Canada has ever given the USA!”
Mike Cordner – President, So. NV Chapter of the BYU Management Society