Wendy Smith is an experienced fundraising professional who has worked in
the nonprofit sector for the past 20 years, including work in direct
services, program administration, development, consulting, and board
membership. She has a masterís degree in education and a bachelorís degree
With her background in philanthropy, Wendy has a broad understanding of how
the nonprofit sector operates, what makes programs effective, and what
motivates donors to give. She is inspired by the generosity of everyday
citizens and passionate about helping them give effectively. Writing Give a
Little: How Your Small Donations Can Transform Our World expresses this
Wendy has written hundreds of successful grant proposals and fundraising
letters to individuals. She has written annual reports, marketing materials,
and articles for newsletters and community publications and has also
conducted public relations for private sector businesses and nonprofits.
Wendy has been interviewed about fundraising and quoted in professional
periodicals. She has conducted numerous workshops and taught courses at a
community college. She is a dynamic and motivating public speaker.
Wendy has reserved the website GiveaLittleNow.com in order to support this
book. Her plans for widening the reach of her project include public
speaking, a regular blog, and a column in an online or print magazine aimed
at helping readers navigate the process of making personal donations.