C.H. Smith & Associates, LLC matches strategic thinking with practical expertise in report writing, grant writing, team facilitation, strategic planning, programmatic project management, and communications. With experience in non-profit management, education, and workforce development, C.H. Smith & Associates creates opportunities and resolves difficulties under complex circumstances. Calista Smith and her network of associates work together to meet the needs of clients.
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An organizational profile to demonstrate results and attract donors
Final report on stakeholder interviews for an initiative by the Ohio Board of Regents
A written proposal that successfully secured a corporate scholarship grant.
• Programmatic Project Management
Get a new project off the ground or an existing project on the right track with a resource that can weave together elements of the initiative to make sure outcomes are achieved and deliverables are met. C. H. Smith & Associates understands the importance of technical expertise and interpersonal skills in making a project successful.
• Report Writing
From documenting activities to organizing research information, the right report must meet your objectives. Whether it is a gap analysis, program review, or outcomes report, C.H. Smith & Associates can provide clear, concise reports for your organization.
• Stakeholder Engagement
Capture the voice of clients, community members, staff, Board members, funders, and other stakeholders to address the opportunities and challenges that your organization is facing. Let C.H. Smith & Associates administer surveys, conduct interviews, and facilitate meetings for you to capture ideas and concerns from the people connected to your organization. Together, we can identify opportunities to act and respond to further your goals and mission.
• Development and Fundraising
Cultivating and diversifying funding streams is important to sustain any organization. From writing grants to identifying the appropriate funding models, C.H. Smith & Associates can be a resource for you.
• Strategic Planning
Engage your organization in a meaningful strategic planning process that yields a practical, actionable plan. C....
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C.H. Smith & Associates, LLC
2011 - Present
Providing strategy and project management consulting services
• Supported and monitored execution of national grants to support the Ohio Board of Regents’ adult learner strategy.
Supervisor of Development
2010 - 2011
Responsible for development strategies and coordination of marketing efforts for adult workforce division
• Managed $500,000 implementation phase of student information system project.
Supervisor of Industry Programs, Adult Workforce
2008 - 2010
Responsible for supervising industrial programs and coordinating marketing for adult workforce division
• Supervised instructional staff resulting in 100% industry credentialing among program...
2006 - 2008
Responsible for analyzing business processes to assist in implementing best practices and new technology
• Facilitated teams in project management methodologies to create business plans and...
Program Officer, Growth Initiatives
2004 - 2006
Responsible for revenue generation, marketing, and development strategies
• Analyzed market and financial data that supported the start-up of a new subsidiary to improve urban education.
2000 - 2002
Responsible for managing special projects, evaluation planning, and early childhood education grantmaking
• Partnered with consultants to create the Foundation’s evaluation plan to produce...
1999 - 2000
Responsible for public relations, communications, and grant assessment and monitoring.
• Produced and promoted an annual statewide poll that measured public opinion on the importance of higher...
University of Michigan, Ross School of Business
Master of Business Administration
2002 - 2004
Bachelor of Arts
1995 - 1999