Suzanne Smith, MBA serves as a coach and consultant for social organizations seeking to
maximize the impact of their social strategies and achieve real, measurable results. For nearly
three decades, she has generated innovative and breakthrough social ideas. With deep local and
national social sector expertise, she has been widely recognized for her success in building and
implementing award-winning programs and initiatives within the sector. Suzanne holds an MBA
from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where she was a CASE (Center for the
Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship) scholar and studied under Greg Dees.
Outside of Social Impact Architects, Suzanne is an adjunct professor in the school of management
at The University of Texas at Arlington and SMU. She is also a member of the prestigious Society
of Organizational Learning (founded by Peter Senge) and National Network of Consultants to
Grantmakers. She is also honored to serve on the board of Aileron to help entrepreneurs go to the
Suzanne also authors Social TrendSpotter (@socialtrendspot), one of the sector’s top blogs
according to the Huffington Post. Known for its relatable way of blending important concepts and
new ways of working with storytelling, Social TrendSpotter has been hailed by readers as “the only
blog I read each week.” She is frequently interviewed by regional and national media on social issues
and social entrepreneurship and has published articles in Forbes, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, See
Change, Nonprofit Business Advisor, Upstart and Grantmakers in Health. For her outstanding
work as a leading thinker, she was recognized with the Next Generation Social Entrepreneur
Award by the Social Enterprise Alliance.
Suzanne is a dedicated community leader and has worn many hats, including serving the City of
Dallas on over 7 boards and commissions and working pro-bono/low-bono with many projects and
nonprofits across North Texas.
For more info on Suzanne Smith, click here to navigate to LinkedIn.
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