Social Motion Skills is pleased to announce the hire of Emily Smart in the role of Director of Development. She will be the first person to hold this position at Social Motion.
“We are thrilled that Social Motion’s programs have grown to the extent that the talents of a full-time Director of Development are required,” says Wendy Dawson, founder and Executive Director. “Emily’s expertise in fundraising, donor development, grant writing, and stewardship directly matches our needs. Her heart and enthusiasm for helping families and children with special needs attain their goals is evident! I’m excited for all our clients and supporters to meet her as we continue achieving our corporate goals.”
Smart joins Social Motion following her role as Associate Director of Annual Giving for the Jones School at Rice University, where she was responsible for significant growth in the annual fund and for managing an extensive portfolio of donor prospects. Prior to this, she worked as Director of Advancement at Saint Thomas Episcopal School, Director of Development at Interfaith CarePartners, and as a grant writer for Children’s Museum of Houston. She credits her first job out of college at the Monarch School, where she served as Assistant to Program Directors, with cementing her passion for nonprofits serving children with learning differences.