Philanthropy involves positively impacting others through generosity. As I think of my work with clients, I am most passionate about genuinely helping them to transform their communities by assisting with the balance of planning and action, implementing a goal review system, and becoming a valuable resource when they face challenges.
Recent Clients Served
- Asia Pacific Cultural Center
- Block by Block
- CRISTA Ministries
- MultiCare Health System
- Pasado’s Safe Haven
- Spokane Guilds’ School
Areas of Expertise
Human Services, Faith-Based Organizations, Education, Mid-Level Giving Strategy, Campaign Strategy, and Case Development
About Dermont Smith
Dermont brings 20-plus years of senior development and sales experience to Campbell & Company. Dermont is known for being client-focused, a great listener, and someone who develops solutions that matches his clients’ and donors’ needs. He defines his success by making a difference in other people’s lives. As he approaches each project, Dermont seeks to:
- Show his passion, enthusiasm, and genuine interest for clients and their organization’s fundraising needs
- Constantly explore new ways to be of greater service and value to clients
- Use intuition to discern clients’ underlying needs, in addition to what’s visible on the surface
Prior to joining our firm, Dermont served as the National Director of the Middle Donor Team at World Vision for ten years. In this role, he was responsible for directing and managing a team focused on donors of $2,000-$25,000 that nearly tripled annual revenue over that decade. Dermont is credited with creating World Vision’s first-ever moves management system used by middle and major gift officers. He witnessed first-hand the power of data and analytics to help his team determine where to invest their time and energy. Based on this program’s success, he was tapped to train and share best practices with World Vision fundraising teams in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom who were looking to implement similar programs. Recently, he played an integral role in helping to prepare his team at World Vision to participate in a soon-to-be-launched $1 billion campaign.
Dermont currently serves on the board of the Tacoma Urban League, where he has created a fundraising and development plan for the organization. He is also a regular volunteer with New Horizons Organization, partnering with Seattle’s homeless youth as they work towards sustainability. Dermont holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Marshall University.