Hartsook is pleased to welcome Dave Smith, the most recent addition to our executive consulting team. He brings a nationally recognized, stellar reputation for organizational leadership and mission-focused fundraising. Based on his 45-plus years in the industry, Dave offers a full range of nonprofit management services including board development, strategic and growth planning, executive coaching and leadership transition that will be available to Hartsook clients as applicable and needed.
While he will work with organizations of every size and scope, Dave will focus his energies on Hartsook’s work with Boys & Girls Clubs organizations. He plans to combine his own vast experience and skills with Hartsook’s top-level fundraising resources and client support team to advance fundraising within his large network of nonprofit relationships around the country.
Dave served as President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City for nearly 25 years. Under his leadership, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City grew its annual operating revenue from $1 million to more than $8 million and its net assets from $2.5 million to $18 million. He oversaw five successful capital campaigns, raising more than $35 million. Prior to his decades with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, he worked with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City for 12 years and served as Vice President-Resource and Community Development.
Dave received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in communications from the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he held multiple leadership roles at the University including College of Arts and Science instructor and Sports Information Director. He was elected to the Kansas City, Missouri School Board as an at-large member in 2002; re-elected in 2006; and served two terms as KCPS School Board President.