Client Testimonials

Sitting in a capital campaign training for the board I'm on. Having a hard time keeping quiet when my fellow board members ask questions and the guy has terrible answers. Thanks for training me. I wish you could train everyone.

Mollie Flanagan,
Tremaine Foundation Fellow in Arts Entrepreneurship, Arizona State University

Within five minutes of listening to Smith & Dale's presentation, I knew that I wanted to hire them to help us with our Capital Campaign for the Notre Dame ACE Academies in Tucson. Since people give money to people, I knew that I wanted Smith & Dale on our team. I have come to know them as professional, ethical, a very hard worker, persistent, strategic, funny, and great on follow through and follow up. Smith & Dale invites confidence and trust. They did everything that they said that they would do. And they was able to help us raise lots of money for our Capital Campaign.

Fr. Joe Corpora, C.S.C.,
Director, University-School Partnerships University of Notre Dame

“As a Board Chair their counsel has been invaluable.  Our organization has produced concrete plans and results based on their leadership. Smith & Dale understand the differences and similarities with corporate and nonprofit needs and expectations.“    

Lisa Lovallo,
Southern Arizona Market Vice President, Cox Communications

Raised more money than expected and our team is just getting started. You are awesome geniuses and should be named Queens of someplace nice, like Hawaii and Key West for example.

Chris Black,
ChamberLab

In 2013, the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson hired Smith & Dale, LLC to provide capital campaign services for a $3 million dollar capital campaign to renovate three elementary schools as part of our Notre Dame ACE Academies project. Smith & Dale as the lead consultant on the effort, did an outstanding job at reviving what had become a failed campaign due to problems with our first consultant. In the process of running our capital campaign effort, Smith & Dale reinvigorated volunteer leadership and made significant progress identifying unknown prospects and stewarding donors to reach levels of funding that would have been impossible to achieve without their expertise, commitment, and diligence. Due to their outstanding work ethic, depth of fundraising knowledge, excellent volunteer management skills, superior abilities to conduct all phases of capital campaigns and their ability to achieve significant results under difficult circumstances, we consider Smith & Dale one of the premier consulting firms in our area and they remain on our short list of companies that we will consider working with on similar projects. They have my highest recommendation without reservation.

Margie Puerta Edson, CFRE,
Executive Director, Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson

I want to thank Smith & Dale! - for your very generous in-kind support of our event. Smith & Dale truly did a magnificent job and we would not have had such a success without the guidance, ideas, energy, commitment, and get it done approach.  Smith & Dale provided advice/resources behind the scenes as well. Smith & Dale exceeded expectations and I want to acknowledge that and thank them for that.

James E. Cook,
Executive Director, Western National Parks Association

I don't know how I would have grown our organization, learned so much about successfully organizing a 501(c)(3), and succeeded in navigating around the pitfalls of the nonprofit world were it not for the invaluable assistance of Smith & Dale. They helped with board expansion, fundraising, budgeting, you name it. They were instrumental in helping us obtain a substantial sponsorship in 2015. They are shrewd, savvy, and on top of it all, wonderful to work with. In short, I couldn't recommend their services more highly.  

Curtis McCrary,
Executive Director, The Rialto Theatre and R Bar

Case Studies

I don't know how I would have grown our organization, learned so much about successfully organizing a 501(c)(3), and succeeded in navigating around the pitfalls of the nonprofit world were it not for the invaluable assistance of Smith & Dale. They helped with board expansion, fundraising, budgeting, you name it. They were instrumental in helping us obtain a substantial sponsorship in 2015. They are shrewd, savvy, and on top of it all, wonderful to work with. In short, I couldn't recommend their services more highly.  

Curtis McCrary,
Executive Director, The Rialto Theatre and R Bar

Case Studies

Having never seriously fundraised we were nervous about undertaking an Endowment campaign.  We were convinced after their comprehensive study that we could succeed and with their counsel, we did!  

James Reel,
(Former) Board Member, Arizona Friends of Chamber Music

Finished reading your Downtown Tucson Partnership study. (It) might be the most comprehensive, best interpretive use of raw data that I have ever seen.    

Fletcher McCusker,
CEO, Sinfonia

Smith & Dale helped fine tune our Resource Development Department, provided coaching for our staff who were new to the field, and got our fundraising on a solid track.  

Debbie Rich,
Executive Director, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona

“I have worked on many Capital Campaigns with other counsel and after working with Smith & Dale wouldn’t hire anyone else.”  

David Lovitt,
DM Lovitt Insurance, Campaign Chair, Tucson Botanical Gardens

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