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Brad Smith - Chapel and York International Fundraising Consultant

Brad Smith

International Expert

In early 2020, Brad founded a fully virtual fundraising advisory firm, delivering practical, world-class strategic advice to nonprofit clients worldwide. Brad’s early career in fundraising included Major Gift Officer Roles at Colby College and Tulane Law School, but after Hurricane Katrina relocated his family to New England, Brad joined MIT’s Office of Leadership Giving in 2005. Over the next 11 years, Brad worked to help secure over $100M in individual gifts, lead the development and implementation of MIT’s first Talent Management Program for The Office of Leadership Giving, and eventually assumed the role of Director of Strategic Initiatives for MIT.nano, the largest basic research project in MIT history, leading to several signature initiatives, including the MIT-IBM Intelligence Initiative, a $240M partnership.

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