About Tom Iselin

Winner of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2006, Tom has built four sector-leading nonprofits and four foundations. He’s written six books, sits on six boards, and hosts a video blog and podcast. Each year, Tom speaks to more than 5,000 nonprofit leaders at conferences across the country. He is considered a leading authority on high-performance nonprofits, and his impact on the industry has been featured on CNN, Nightline, and in Newsweek. Tom is the president of First Things First, a business specializing in strategic planning, board retreats, fundraising, and executive coaching. To relax, he loves mountain biking, hiking, skiing, tennis, and baking.

Finding the Best Strategic Planning Facilitator for Your Nonprofit: 9 Key Things to Look For

Have you ever sat through a strategic planning session and spent most of the time watching the clock, daydreaming, and checking texts? Did the facilitator waste most of the day wordsmithing your mission statement and conducting a SWOT analysis? Were they unengaging? Did the sessions fall far short of your [...]

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