Fund-raising Seminars




In addition to working as a fund-raising consultant, Jerry F. Smith, President and CEO, is a respected conference and convention speaker. Jerry believes in the continuous education of the development world, and he enjoys taking part in various speaking opportunities across the United States.

Jerry has conducted seminars on an assortment of fund-raising topics for:

  • PACnet (Paciolan)
  • Association for Christian School International (ACSI) Regional Conferences
  • Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) International and Regional Conferences
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International, Regional and State Conferences
  • AFP Chapter Luncheons Nationwide
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District Conferences
  • State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) Conference
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Annual Conferences
  • National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Conventions
  • The Annual Bridge Conferences
  • SUNYCUAD Conferences
  • Southeast Christian School Conventions
  • Client hosted workshops
  • Online Webinars

Jerry, along with other JFSG associates, has a wealth of knowledge to offer from their fund-raising experiences. The J.F. Smith Group invites you to take advantage of the opportunity to allow us to share our knowledge at your next meeting or conference.

If you are interested in bringing us to speak to your organizations, please contact the J.F. Smith Group at 334-502-5374 or

What our Clients are saying…

  • “As senior Associate Athletics Director for Development at Auburn University, I have worked closely with Jerry F. Smith for the past two years. Throughout the capital campaign, which we are currently conducting, as well as during the planning phases of the campaign, Jerry has provided professional advice and useful strategies for our development team.”

    Jay Jacobs
    Former Athletics Director | Auburn University
  • “It was a pleasure working with the JFSG, Inc. during our recent Advancement Audit and Feasibility Study. Each member of the firm we dealt with was knowledgeable and very professional. Their reports were quite beneficial. We have engaged the firm to provide counsel for our capital campaign.”

    Joe Serviss
    Vice President of Institutional Advancement | Jacksonville State University
  • “Everyone associated with the project, from our staff to the Foundation Board, was extremely impressed by the expertise your group exhibited. The detailed process used to develop the plan resulted in a document (Advancement Assessment) that is very professional and can be used as a guide for our fund raising efforts for some time.”

    Clemit Spruiell
    Vice President for Advancement | University of West Alabama
  • “I must honestly say that at the onset we knew absolutely nothing about fundraising. But, with the help of the J.F. Smith Group we slowly began to learn. To say that our campaign was a huge success would be an understatement. We would not be in this position without the professional guidance given by the J.F. Smith Group.”

    Jerry Williams
    Administrator | Providence Academy
  • “At Harding, we value integrity, service, and excellence, and I commend you for projecting these qualities in the professional manner in which you worked with us during our capital campaign.”

    Tom Dickson
    President | Harding Academy
  • “At Gaston Christian School we have recently had the privilege and good fortune of having J. F. Smith Group to give us direction as we carried out our first capital campaign. The early apprehensions we had about a capital campaign we never realized: instead we found the whole experience to be very pleasant and one that benefited the school in more ways than just raising funds.”

    Opal Parks
    Head of School | Gaston Christian School, Inc.

Get in Touch

We’d love to help you in any way that we can with your fundraising campaign or project! Don’t hesitate to reach out for anything that you might need. We’ll gladly answer any questions you have about our services.

Contact Us

Contact JF Smith Group Today

Contact Us