25. Stop the Nonprofit Board Blame Game with Hardy Smith



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About this episode

In this episode of The Intentional Fundraiser podcast, I’m talking with the one and only Hardy Smith.

Hardy Smith is the author of an Amazon best-selling book, Stop The Nonprofit Board Blame Game. As a consultant and speaker, he works with nonprofits, associations, and chambers of commerce that want to benefit from positive, productive, and fully engaged boards.

Hardy's results-focused approach was developed over a 30-year career in the high-performance world of NASCAR racing. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, National Speakers Association, Florida Society of Association Executives, BoardSource, and Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Lastly, Hardy is also a faculty member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Institute for Organization Management.

Listen in as we talk about Stop the Nonprofit Board Blame Game.


Our guest

Hardy Smith, Consultant & Speaker, Hardy Smith Consulting


"The room yells back at me, 'It's the board members. Why don't board members do what they're supposed to do?'"

- Hardy Smith, Consultant & Speaker, Hardy Smith Consulting


Links mentioned in this episode 

Planet Philanthropy – AFP Florida Caucus

Bridgespan Group Scenario Planning Toolkit 


Book mentioned in this episode

Stop The Nonprofit Board Blame Game

Think Again


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