Tom Colligan has worked in the non-profit sector since 1976 with 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 social justice organization, arts groups, museums, affordable housing, senior services and care, and shelter organizations. He joined the Turknett leadership group in 2019 to expand TLG’s range and capacity in working with nonprofits.
His skills in conducting organizational assessments and crafting plans based on the organizations’ values and capacity have led to over 30 turnarounds and successful repositioning projects. He is especially skilled at working with high-level or dysfunctional boards and aligning board expectations with executive leadership expectations. Because of his work in diverse organizations, he brings a unique ability to work with diverse staff, board, community, funder and stakeholder populations and businesses.
cooking (& eating), political junkie, golf
Rolling Stones, Talking Heads
Bill Maher, 60 minutes
Money Ball, The Aquarian Conspiracy
"You will never solve through supervision and training what you fail to do in hiring”
“Is hungry to learn and change.”
Working with organizations to bring opportunities to individuals and communities that are extraordinary and beyond the realm of thinking without my influence.
Helping clients to gain insights, think out of the box and identify alternatives.
If you don’t experience setbacks you aren’t taking enough risks.
Leaving my clients and organizations in better place, more resilient and effective than when they engaged me.