AFP Greater New Orleans Workshop – Fund-raising Keynote Speaker

“Thank you for your inspiring address with which you challenged us.”

“Smith was a good end to a great workshop.”

“Smith was excellent, I enjoyed every minute of his talk – invite him back again.”

“Jerry Smith was excellent and topic was great, nice to hear from someone who has been in the profession for a while and what they’ve learned.”

AFP Philanthropy Day – Dallas-Fort Worth

“Thank you so very much. I certainly enjoyed your presentation.”
Debbie Pickett-Ramsey – Boys & Girls Clubs of America

“I found the whole day very stimulating with some terrific presentations. Thanks for your part in that process.”
Barb McGowan – The Cooper Institute

“I very much enjoyed your presentation and came away with concrete ideas I can implement in our VERY SMALL organization with VERY LITTLE staff”
Wade Kelley – Richardson Symphony

“Friday’s Conference may have been the best ever, and you made it that way.”
Trisha Dunbar – Visiting Nurse Association

AFP Mississippi Chapter – Jackson, Mississippi

“He was informative, funny, and not at all boring.”
Betty Kay Schlesinger – Interfaith Housing Coalition

“We really enjoyed Jerry’s presentation”
John R. Belz – Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

ACSI South Central

“We were very pleased with his materials and presentations, the delegates gave him high marks, and Jerry is very cooperative in working with us regarding schedules, finances, and in every way.”
John Schimmer – ACSI South Central Region

ACSI Southern California

“The seminar was very informative. I left with the feeling that this was a method of raising funds that we could do.”

“The presenter was great. I would love to sit and chat with him!”


“Your presentation was very informative and something that should be presented each year to the directors. It is a good reminder on many basic guidelines that will assist all of us in being more successful.”
Douglas Smith – Baylor

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.

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