What Makes Nonprofit Transformation Different?

We know the challenges that nonprofits face related to board governance, strategic planning, major-gift fund development, and personnel recruitment. Through personal training, coaching, and mentoring, we guide you toward proficiency in those four vital pillars of nonprofit success. We work with you to create a structured path to a sustainable future. We offer affordable access to our services with a sliding-scale investment structure that considers your total organizational budget.

Founder and CEO, Tommy Blackmon, started his work with nonprofits over 20 years ago. Having served in various positions from volunteer and board chair to chief fundraising officer and interim administrator, his passion for helping nonprofit professionals thrive is infectious and makes him the perfect guide to help you navigate the rocky terrain of instability within your organization.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Chaired the boards of two Greenville County (SC) nonprofits during their transitions to effective board governance.
  • Current board member of Mill Community Ministries.
  • Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Conducted numerous training sessions for a wide variety of nonprofits in board governance, major-gift solicitation, strategic planning, and capital campaign leadership.
  • Broad business background including general management of sales and marketing, accounting, operations, and strategic planning.
  • Capital campaign cabinet member for Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County as it successfully raised funds for Grace Point, which included a special component that focused on the needs of veterans.
  • Riley Fellow of the Diversity Leaders Initiative at Furman University.
  • 2017 Strong Foundation Award recipient from Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County.
  • Active community volunteer having served organizations such as the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Anderson University, Together SC, Miracle Hill Ministries, and the Rotary Club among others.
  • 13 years’ experience as the chief fundraising officer of one of the largest private schools in SC.
  • Gifted public speaker offering powerful and inspirational keynote addresses on nonprofit success.

MEET OUR BOARD

Larry LaPlue

Primary owner and General Manager of ES, Inc.

Larry currently serves on the board of directors for Hidden Treasures Academy, Inc. which provides post-secondary education, job-skills programs, and community service opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities. He is also the founder of Luke 14 Ministries which serves people with intellectual and physical disabilities in several countries.

Dr. Stephen Reel

Executive Vice President and acting CEO for the Association of Christian Schools International

Before beginning his career in education, Stephen served two tours of duty in the United States Marine Corps as an infantry sergeant, tactics instructor, and marksmanship instructor. He has held a variety of classroom positions and administrative roles including elementary principal, associate headmaster, and superintendent, as well as adjunct professor at the graduate level.

Jay Seither

Most recently, an Associate Director of Brand, Marketing, and Communications for EY (Ernst & Young) where he was the communications lead for the firm’s alumni relations team.

Jay was also a key coordinator for the firm’s bi-annual EY Board and Governance Forum. He is a past president of the North Greenville Rotary Club and served on the campaign publicity committee for United Way of Greenville County.

Let Nonprofit Transformation infuse passion, stability, and direction back into your mission.

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