Winner of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2006, Tom has built eight sector-leading nonprofits. He’s written six books, sits on six boards, and hosts a video blog and podcast. Each year, Tom speaks to thousands of nonprofit leaders across the country with his enthusiastic, engaging, “edutainment” style of speaking. He’s rated one of America’s 10 best retreat facilitators, and his impact on the industry has been featured on CNN, Nightline, and Newsweek. Tom is president of First Things First, a business specializing in board retreats, strategic planning, fundraising, and executive coaching.