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THOMAS M. COLLIGAN

H e has brought new life, expertise and discipline

to our organization.

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EDUCATION

  SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE, Springfield, Massachusetts
M.Ed., Human Service Administration/Community Development


  GODDARD COLLEGE, Plainfield, Vermont
B.A., History/Political Science



PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)


  Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)


  APD Administrative Excellence Award for Capital Campaign Management


  Situational Leadership Certified Trainer


  YMCA Financial Development and Annual Campaigns Certified Trainer


  YMCA Career Development Trainer



PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  MIT Seminar on Systems Dynamics


  Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation (PON)


  Trainers Institute on Mutual Gain Negotiation, Strategic Planning, Basic and Advanced Trainer of Trainers



PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  Leader of YMCA Peer Groups:  State of Connecticut Passport Membership Contract, Yankee Cluster Executive Cabinet, YMCA Kindred Group Camp Conference, and Cities Group Forum


  Facilitator, Trainer, and Consultant to the private sector, municipalities, Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, boards of education, libraries, and other nonprofit agencies



CIVIC ACTIVITIES

  Rotary Club


  Founding Board Member,

      First Charter School in Connecticut


  Vice President, Torrington Main Street


  Community Advisor, Nutmeg Ballet


  Winchester and Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

      Merger Task Force


  Torrington and Winsted United Way

      Merger Task Force


  Torrington School District Middle School

      Building Task Force


  Torrington School District

      Strategic Planning Task Force


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Over thirty years as a visionary nonprofit senior leader with particular expertise in team building, organizational development, philanthropy and fund development, strategic planning and organizational realignment, capacity building and change leadership, benchmarking and best practices, community, board, and leadership development, financial management, and process and organizational consulting.


the nonprofit professional for hire

Principal  2002 - Present

Formed to affiliate with other firms as an independent contractor

See Client List here.


Copley Raff Company, Inc.

Financial Development Consultant  2007-2013



Triangle2 Partners

Senior Consultant  2005-2007

Member of the development group delivering financial development consulting services, holding responsibility for product lines; instrumental in the start-up, new product development, sales and client relationship management  

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YMCA of the USA

Director of Development – National Center  2004-2005

Member of the national philanthropy team responsible for leading and managing all aspects of a $25M - $50M capital campaign to construct a new national headquarters facility; served as Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice President of Philanthropy   Read more and see successes...


Jeffrey Byrne & Associates, Inc.

Motivational Messaging Vice President  2002-2004

Independent consultant providing leadership development, merger training and consultation, and interim CEO leadership  

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Arthritis Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia

Senior Vice President, Organizational Development   2001-2002

Member of the Senior Strategic Leadership Team reporting to the President and CEO of this $130 million nonprofit corporation  

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Northwestern Connecticut YMCA, Torrington, Connecticut

CEO  1982-2001

Chief Executive Officer reporting to the President of the Board of Directors and working with the Board of Trustees, coordinating all affairs of a $3.7 million, 5-branch association operating two full-facility branches, youth and family counseling center, and girls resident camp  

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Rome Family YMCA, Rome, New York

CEO  1980-1983

Chief Executive Officer reporting to the President of the Board of Directors coordinated all affairs of a $655,000 independent full facility association, resident camp, and frail elderly day care division

Reversed 10-year deficit operation, grew budget by 75%, conducted successful capital campaign for debt reduction, and grew membership by 55%


Regional Family YMCA, Framingham, Massachusetts

Senior Program Director  1976-1980

Senior Program Director reporting to the Executive Director, responsible for all aspects of a $360,000 year-round outdoor center, largest day camp in the Northeast, conference center, family pool and recreation facility

Turned around declining camp attendance, developed innovative camping activities, and converted to year-round operation