Jason Smith, Managing Director, has successfully led for more than two decades fundraising, communications, management and planning efforts at the executive level for mission-driven organizations across the United States and around the world. Throughout his career, Jason has provided effective leadership as the chief executive officer for domestic human services organizations, chief advancement officer for a growing health system and its independent foundation, campaign manager and vice president for a public university’s largest-ever fundraising effort and as head of global corporate communications for the world’s largest international humanitarian organization. He’s also served in significant volunteer governance roles with leading organizations across multiple sectors.
In 2020, Jason founded Stillwater Strategy Partners, a boutique consulting practice that works with targeted clients at the intersection of philanthropy, communications and capacity building. He joined DCM in 2022.
Jason credits his professional success to a passion for serving those in need, building collaborative teams and fostering life-long relationships between donors, advocates and the causes that help communities thrive. On the more personal front, he attributes his “life success” to marrying up nearly thirty years ago, staying active with his 14 and 11 year old kids and taking full advantage of Bozeman, Montana’s amazing outdoor activities.
Jason and a small team of like-minded “preferred partners” bring to Stillwater Strategy Partners a proven history of successfully implementing best-practice strategies from healthcare, education, arts and the humanitarian fields. Being based in the United States’ more affordable Rocky Mountain West, the firm has the ability to provide world-class leadership and service at a price point that typically can’t be matched by those located in major urban centers. At the same time, new communication technologies and a great regional airport allow Stillwater to easily stay in touch with its clients across the country and around the world.