Smith Strategies & Consulting was founded in 2015 by Aarica J. Smith, a non-profit professional with over five years of experience with various non-profits. Before starting her consulting practice, Aarica has worked in various capacities with non-profits, including Executive Director at an youth arts organization, Fundraising and Event Manager at the America Diabetes Association, and Account Strategy Director at a leading youth-development organization.
Aarica is a highly creative and results-driven non-profit management professional with entrepreneurial passion, drive and vision. With combined experience in IT database management, fundraising, and events management, she exudes an tenacious work ethic of getting the job done by any means necessary.
A firm believer in education, Aarica earned her Master of Arts degree in Arts Administration from Savannah College of Art and Design, where she had incredible opportunities to work with local non-profit organizations on fundraising, graphic design, board development and financial forecasting. She also earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics, with a minor in French from Spelman College.