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.