Thomas Colligan

Thomas Colligan

Senior Consultant, Non-Profit Practice

Tom Colligan has worked in the non-profit sector since 1976 in a diverse range of community based, statewide, regional, national, and international organizations. He has extensive experience working with federated and membership organizations and associations, community centers, human/social service agencies, YMCAs, camping, environmental and arts groups, museums, housing, and shelter organizations.




Tom specializes in:

  • Executive transitions
  • Interim/turnaround/change management
  • leadership/executive coaching
  • Organizational development
  • Board development
  • Fund development
  • Developing high performing teams Strategic planning
  • Developing earned revenue strategies
  • Leading/facilitating mergers and collaborations
  • Formulating innovative solutions to complex organizational challenges.

Experience: Prior to founding the NonProfitProfessional for hire consulting platform, Tom held numerous executive level positions including 25 years as CEO of 3 regional YMCAs’; Metro West, Greater Tri Valley and Northwest Connecticut, SVP Arthritis Foundation, and National Capital Campaign Director for YMCA of the USA.

Partial list of consulting clients:

  • Geer Village Senior Living Community
  • Library Connection Inc
  • Coram Deo.
  • Country Dance & Song Society Hunt Hill Farm Trust/SILO
  • Lynn Shelter Association
  • Trinity on Main MathPOWER
  • The Discovery Center
  • Pathways to Wellness
  • General Society of Mayflower Descendants
  • Foundation for Civic Leadership
  • Camp Calumet Lutheran Ministries
  • Child Advocates of Connecticut
  • Hartsville (SC) YMCA
  • Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice
  • WaterFire Providence
  • The House of the Seven Gables
  • United South End Settlement
  • Southeastern Connecticut Council of
  • Governments (SCCOG)
  • Elizabeth Peabody House (EPH)
  • Mystic (CT) Community Center & Westerly (RI) YMCA
  • United Ways of Winsted (CT) and Greater Torrington (CT)
  • St. Mary’s Hospital (CT)
  • Torrington Board of Education
  • SCASCO Oil
  • United Way of NW CT

Tom has designed and delivered countless training programs, holds numerous training certificates, facilitated board development retreats and unique high functioning team building programs. He holds an undergraduate degree from Goddard College, Plainfield, VT, and an M.Ed. in Human Service Administration from Springfield College, Springfield, MA.