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Duke Smith

Duke Smith

As Senior Vice President, Client Strategy, at RKD Group, Duke Smith brings philanthropic counsel to the charitable community throughout Canada, the United States and internationally. In his 25-year career, Duke has provided direct-marketing fundraising expertise for North America’s largest and most respected nonprofit organizations, including American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Canadian Red Cross, ChildFund International, Heart & Stroke, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Plan International Canada, Save the Children USA and Canada, World Vision Canada, UNHCR, UNICEF Canada, United Service Organizations (USO), and many others.

Duke has traveled to more than 40 developing countries to meet, film and photograph children and their families whose lives have been impacted by the organizations he has worked tirelessly to serve.

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Religion is declining in the US: Here’s what that means for faith-based nonprofits

Three years ago, we shared how changing attitudes toward religion were impa...

By |   Faith
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Last-minute tips to boost year-end gift catalog success

I’ve already debunked the myth that gift catalogs are a dying art. In fact,...

By |   Year-End Giving Gift Catalog
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How can nonprofits transform giving from a moment into a mission?

Water is our most precious resource. A necessity for life, no matter where ...

By |   Donor Retention Stewardship
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10 foundational elements to DRTV success

For nonprofit organizations, nothing makes an impact on people quite like v...

By |   DRTV Acquisition Cultivation
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Gift catalogs: You don’t need a goat for symbolic giving

You might be thinking that interest in gift catalogs fell off years ago, wi...

By |   Direct Mail Fundraising Multichannel Gift Catalog
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Is fundraising insensitive during a time of crisis?

Justin Wheeler, CEO of Funraise, recently held an online Q&A to discuss...

By |   COVID-19 Cultivation

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