Meet Hardy

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Consultant and Speaker Hardy Smith works with nonprofits and associations who want an ongoing culture of performance.

Organizations across America have benefited from Hardy’s 30-plus years of experience working in the high-performance world of NASCAR racing.

His extensive involvement with nonprofit, volunteer-based, and community groups nationwide gives him a keen understanding of nonprofit and association needs. 

Hardy’s offerings include consultation and professional speaking opportunities that cater to organizations’ most pressing needs.

These include keynote addresses, seminars, workshops and leadership retreats and strategic planning sessions, such as, “Why Don’t Board Members Do What They’re Supposed to Do?”; leadership training; strategic planning; and innovative and results-oriented consultation.



  • Innovative solutions for board member, staff and volunteer challenges
  • Expert insight for financial and fundraising challenges
  • Ideas to conquer your strategic planning challenges

When you seek innovative solutions for board member, staff and volunteer challenges, Hardy will help you…

  • Increase performance of board members, volunteers and staff by working smarter not just harder
  • Develop and motivate volunteer fundraising teams
  • Improve productivity through teamwork
  • Advance staff/volunteer relationships
  • Create greater organizational effectiveness
  • Recruit and retain volunteers and board members
  • Identify success tools for staff and volunteer leadership
  • Learn practical techniques for reducing staff and leadership-team stress

When you’re ready for ideas to conquer your strategic planning challenges, Hardy will explain how you can…

  • Facilitate planning-team participation that turns formerly negative strategic planning experiences into productive, positive ones
  • Engage your team in critical thinking
  • Create strategic plans that actually get used
  • Enhance your organization’s capacity-building effectiveness by teaching your team how to do more with less, improving your bottom line
  • Understand why just doing good isn’t good enough
  • Sustain long-term success through leadership development
  • Expand organizational capacity through results-oriented planning
  • Create useful habits with creative and innovative thinking to improve results