In 1995, Henk Smit (together with Edward Straub founded the first specialised telephone fundraising company in the Netherlands, one of the very first specialists in mainland Europe. Since then he has been closely involved with campaigns in Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France, Sweden Belgium, Spain and Great Britain. 

Many new ways to use the phone for fundraisers have been (co-) invented by him and brought to success. He has been on the board of a number of charities and is also active in the charitable sector in a number of other ways.