Development professionals are caring people who work very hard to find resources that will create benefits for others. We often neglect similar investments in our own emotional, mental, and physical well-being. The very nature and culture of nonprofit work presents challenges to dealing with stress and achieving ongoing professional fulfillment. As we approach the middle of summer, now is a great time to turn our attention to ways we can restore our own energy levels, go about our work with greater confidence, and find lasting professional satisfaction as we work to do good in the world. Tommy will share six habits that have the power to change you from the inside out and make you more effective as a professional fundraiser. He will also draw on the wisdom of the group to share methods that we have found effective in reducing stress, “managing up,” increasing our professional fulfillment, and improving our results on the job.
Tommy Blackmon is the founder of Nonprofit Transformation, Inc., a consultancy that serves nonprofit organizations, helping them to thrive. Tommy joined his first nonprofit board more than 20 years ago. He was formerly board chair and later the director of advancement at Southside Christian School where he led the school’s first-ever capital campaign as well as numerous other capital fundraising projects and established the school’s annual fund. He served for seven years (three as chair) on the board of Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County (HFH) and served on the HFH capital campaign leadership team. Tommy currently serves on the boards of Mill Community Ministries (Mill Village Farms, Village Wrench, and Village Launch) and the Nicholtown Child and Family Collaborative. He is a Riley Fellow of the Diversity Leaders Initiative at Furman University and served on the parents council at Anderson University. He has personally made many major-gift solicitations and regularly conducts solicitation training while assisting organizations as capital campaign counsel. Tommy and his wife Paula have two adult daughters, Sara and Caroline and two grandsons, Creighton and Holden.
Reserve your seat by 5pm, Thursday August 8! Space is limited! You must register to attend!
DATE: Thursday, August 15, 2019
TIME: 11:45am-1pm (lunch included)
PLACE: Thornblade Club | 1275 Thornblade Blvd | Greer, SC
COST: $20 for AFP and Together SC members, $30 non-members
Please arrive by 11:45 am to allow time for networking; the program will start promptly at noon.
We look forward to seeing you there!