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Empowering Non-Profits To Reach Their Strategic Goals

Over Forty Years of Higher Education Advancement Experience

Encompassing Strategic and Innovative Strategies

Consulting Services Provided

Drawing on experience gleaned from a career spent at both private and public institutions of higher education – with twenty-five years as chief advancement officer – Tommy utilizes his analytical and strategic skills to leverage budget resources in achieving a higher level of sustainable philanthropic income.

Expertise encompasses implementing strategic and innovative communication strategies, recruiting and engaging trustees, effectively coaching and mentoring staff, and cultivating and soliciting principal gift prospects. Successfully led comprehensive capital campaigns, solicited major and planned gifts, fostered alumni relations, and supported college annual funds. Most notably, led teams in six campaigns cumulatively raising over $1 billion, which included securing $260 million to fund 20 building projects.


  • Feasibility Study
  • Board Readiness Assessment
  • Communications and Case for Support
  • Operating Plan, Budget and Timeline


  • Interim Assignment
  • Program Review
  • Board and Staff Retreat Facilitation
  • Coaching for Vice-Presidents and Presidents
  • Communications Plan


  • Principal Gift Strategies
  • Funding Plans for Capital Projects
  • Budget Planning and ROI Analysis
  • Philanthropic Income Forecasting
  • Establishing KPI and Peer Comparison

Proven Track Record of Significantly Enhancing Programs

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Thomas Bonner Consulting

Partnering with Non-Profits Across the United States