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NONPROFIT
BOARD RETREAT &
STRATEGIC PLANNING FACILITATION

EXPERIENCE | CREDIBILITY | RESULTS
99% of Clients say Tom Exceeded Expectations

Overview: Services, Experience, Credibility, and Fees

"First Things First retreats? . . . a slice of amazing!"

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Tom Iselin - Annenberg - Best Board Retreat Facilitator

HIGH-IMPACT RETREATS & TRAINING!
20 YEARS OF NONPROFIT FACILITATION EXPERIENCE
THAT MEETS YOU WHERE YOU ARE TO
INSPIRE YOUR LEADERS AND PROPEL YOUR MISSION.

  • A great listener who will ask the right questions and respond to your needs.

  • Midwestern values: Kind, caring, genuine, and goes the extra mile.

  • Expertise that will exceed exceptions by helping you do what’s right, not what’s convenient or easy.

  • A collaboration style of business that will work with your board and staff, not just for them.

  • An easy-going process that makes the entire experience stress and headache free . . . and FUN!

  • A high-impact, needle-moving, CUSTOM crafted day.

  • Lot's of fun and meaningful group exercises for fostering communication, collaboration, team-building, and implementing change.

  • Lasting takeaways the help build capacity, improve engagement, deepen unity, increase performance, raise money, and stand out from the competition.

  • Clearly defined processes for implementing and managing outcomes, supported by systems of accountability.

  • Complimentary tools and templates to manage the implementation process.

  • Follow-up calls to facilitate the implementation process and address issues.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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“Simply Amazing!

Best board retreat facilitator I've ever seen.

Our board went from

4 to 10 in engagement

in a day. Thank you!” 

– Megan Landon

Tom Iselin - Strategic Planning Facilitator

“A 'must have" as your strategic planning facilitator. Tom is worth every penny, because his experience and advice is worth millions.”

– David Engel

Tom Iselin - Strategic Planning Facilitator

"Tom is a conference speaking powerhouse! Always a crowd favorite. High-impact. Interactive. Funny."

– Susan Gomez

Tom Iselin - Board Retreat and Strategic Planning Facilitator - Conference Speaker and AFP Fundraising Event

WHY
Tom Iselin?

  • Winner: Idaho's Social Entrepreneur of the Year.

  • In-the-trenches experience! Founded or helped build 8 notable nonprofits.

  • Author of 6 books. Sits on 3 boards.

  • Raised 10's of millions of dollars for his organizations and has helped his clients raise 100’s of millions.

 

  • His work has touched more than 200,000 nonprofit leaders on 6 continents.

  • Premier clients: BoardSource, Annenberg FND, Girl Scouts, The Pentagon, Habitat for Humanity, Boys & Girls Clubs, Navy SEALS . . .

 

  • Nonprofit expert for the work he's done in the industry as seen on CNN, Nightline, Newsweek, Associated Press, and other national media. Some of his work has helped shape national policy!

Want to Solve These Problems? 

Board

  • Under-engaged or disengaged board members

  • Little to no accountability (ownership)

  • Board is not unified, or dysfunctional culture

  • Members complain too much and do too little

  • Members don't help with fundraising efforts

  • Executive-board relations is unhealthy

  • Board is micromanaging staff

  • Legacy members won't term off

  • Lack of "authentic" passion for the mission

  • Some members are driving personal agendas

  • Members know too little about what we do

  • Committees are useless

Other

  • Create a clear, simple strategic plan (roadmap)

  • No shared vision

  • Disorganization, no standard protocols

  • How to raise more money with less effort

  • How to find and keep more donors

  • Good donor stewardship with limit resources

  • How to increase capacity and scale/expand

  • Get everyone rowing in the same direction

  • Staff turnover

  • Declining awareness and weakening brand

  • Unexpected loss of an Executive Director

  • Founder syndrome

Yes? Then Let's Talk Today!

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