Wendy Smith started Sargent Solutions Inc. in 2006, naming it after her father who passed away in 2005. Wendy has worked in the fundraising field in all aspects ranging from event planning, campaigns, sponsorship, finance and direct mail. Having taught Excel and other Microsoft products at Fanshawe College for 10 years, and the consulting work she did during her vacations, she was inspired to start out on her own. A year later, her sister Tara, who also has a fundraising background, came on board and together the Sargent daughters are working to make a difference for charities. Having a disabled father taught them that despite the challenges in your life, you can make a difference to the people around you. Now the Sargent Solutions team has now grown to seven staff who have a mix of skills and backgrounds and the same dedication to making a difference.
Wendy’s personal story of determination gave her insight into the importance of helping people and her twenty plus years of experience as a problem-solver, database manager and professional trainer provide the tools she and her team need to help mission-driven organizations make a difference. “At Sargent Solutions, we really care about the work of charities. I think that charities want to work with a company that believes in their cause as much as they do.”
Sargent Solutions offers personal and corporate training in various Blackbaud products such as Raiser’s Edge, Financial Edge, Team Raiser, Luminate Online, eTapestry, Education Edge, Online Express, NetCommunity, Mobile Pay and Friends Asking Friends to name a few. In addition to the Blackbaud Suite of products the team at Sargent Solutions offers Quickbooks training and training in the Microsoft Office suite of products. Providing organizations with workable solutions to help save money, organize departments for maximum efficiency, and unleash their true fundraising potential.
Services and training are offered with billing done in 15 minute increments or on a fee-for-project basis. There are no contracts required or any hidden monthly fees. Sargent Solutions provides services on-site or remotely to mission driven organizations across North America. For a no charge initial 1 hour consultation please reach out to Sargent Solutions Inc. at 1-800-897-0112 ext. 302 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.