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Hardy Smith, CVP

High-Energy Nonprofit & Strategic Planning Motivational Keynote Speaker, Board Retreat Facilitator, Blogger and Author

Fee Range: $10,000-$12,500
Daytona Beach, Florida

Nonprofits, Strategic Planning, Leadership, Business, Change, Communication, Empowerment, Innovation, Motivation, Team Building

Is it time for your Nonprofit Board to have a critical conversation that's been needed but has been avoided? Do you need a strategic planning session to see what's working and what's not working?

With decades of experience working in the high-speed corporate world of NASCAR racing and advocating for nonprofits and associations across the country, Hardy Smith provides expert advice and develops effective strategies to help solve business challenges and drive the operational change needed to bring your organization to the next level. 

Hardy is a high-energy, content-rich, and engaging master storyteller that delivers a powerful and motivating experience formulating tangible takeaways that are immediately actionable back at the office by your audiences! 

“I’ve seen Hardy both in person and now virtually and his presentation was just as full of energy and excitement online as it was in person. Thanks, Hardy, for rolling with the changes as we navigate through these uncharted waters!”  - Tina Banner, Event Planner, College of Central Florida

His clients include: Meeting Planners International, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, NASCAR, United Way, PCDA, Boys & Girls Club of America, AFP (Associated Fundraising Professionals), Gulf Coast Building Exchange, ALA (American Library Association), FACP (Florida Association of Chamber Professionals), FFEA (Florida Festivals & Events Association), Towing and Recovery Association of America, FSAE (Florida Society of Association Executives), NSA, College of Central Florida, Southeast Tourism Society, NAIA, and many more..............................!

Hardy's Most Requested Experiences Include:

  • Stop Frustration with Nonprofit Boards 
  • Performance Formula for Professional Success
  • Solutions for Fundraising Frustrations
  • Why Don’t Board Members Do What They’re Supposed To Do
  • Stop the Nonprofit Board Blame Game 

Recognized as a Nonprofit and Association industry leader, Hardy's blogs have appeared in BoardSource, GuideStar, Nonprofit Business Advisor, Canadian Fundraising & Philanthropy, FSAE Source Magazine, and Nonprofit World. He’s the author of a comprehensive blog addressing nonprofit leadership and successful communication techniques, and has penned the survey and accompanying white paper, “Why Don’t Board Members Do What They’re Supposed to Do?”  He has a new Best-selling book, Stop the Nonprofit Board Blame Game- How to Break the Cycle of Frustrating Relationships and Benefit from Fully Engaged Boards. He is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), Certified by eSpeakers as a Certified Virtual Presentor (CVP), ASAE (American Society of Association Executives), FSAE (Florida Society of Association Executives), and AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals). 

Ready to put Hardy Smith's Expertise to Work for Your Organization?  As your keynote speaker and storyteller, you have Hardy's word that your audience will both laugh and learn as he shares the life lessons, business strategies, experienced “ah-ha’s”, and important pathways your audiences need to thrive both personally and professionally. To Book Hardy now contact us at 888-766-3155! 
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