Paul Smith

Paul Smith is a financial advisor in Medford, Oregon and President of Smith Associates Consulting. In addition to helping his financial clients achieve their goals, Paul and his father, Buck Smith, have counseled universities and other nonprofit organizations for decades to help them advance programs on planning, management, and the development of human and financial resources. Through careful listening and individualized advising, Paul takes a systematic approach to help people identify priorities and overcome challenges. Paul is a member of the Medford Rotary Club and Board President of the Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio in 1981 and has a Master’s degree from Indiana University.

Paul’s Monday Session:

Moves Management for Donor Development

The steps you take to acquire donors and gifts — such as when you cultivate donor relationships, visit prospects and ask for giving — are known as moves. With Moves Management, your organization uses a set system of policies, procedures, and best practices to help guide these steps and increase the success rate of your fundraising efforts. An effective Moves Management process ‘moves’ prospects through a series of milestones as they transition to engaged donors and helps improve your overall constituent relationships, solicitation strategy, and goal analysis. In this session, you will learn to apply an effective Moves Management process to help achieve your organization’s donor development goals.

Presented by Paul Smith, President, Smith Associates Consulting