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dc.contributor.authorTierney, Thomas J.
dc.descriptionPresented on January 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm in the LeCraw Auditorium, College of Management building on the Georgia Tech campus.en_US
dc.descriptionTom Tierney is a recognized leader in serving the nonprofit sector. In 1999, he cofounded the Bridgespan Group, an independent, nonprofit organization designed to provide professional services to philanthropists, foundations and other nonprofits. During 2000, he stepped down as Bain & Company's chief executive to concentrate on Bridgespan-related activities. In 2003, he led the development of Bridgestar, an initiative of the Bridgespan Group dedicated to enhancing and increasing leadership talent for the nonprofit sector. Tom frequently speaks and writes on a variety of topics related to nonprofit leadership and philanthropy. He lectures at Harvard Business School and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and chairs the Harvard Business School Initiative on Social Enterprise. He has contributed to numerous case studies and publications, including The Harvard Business Review and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. He also contributed chapters to the Leader to Leader Institute's Leader of the Future and Indiana University Press's Taking Philanthropy Seriously and has been featured in articles on philanthropy in the New York Times and the Financial Times. He has been profiled in various publications, including Learning from the CEO and Finishing Well. He also co-authored a popular book about organization and strategy titled, Aligning the Stars, which was published in April 2002 by Harvard Business School Press. In 2009, Tom was named as one of the Nonprofit Times Power and Influence Top 50. He has most recently co-authored with Joel L. Fleishman Give Smart: Philanthropy that Gets Results, which was published this March by Public Affairs. Tom joined Bain & Company in 1980 following graduation from Harvard Business School, where he received his MBA with distinction. A native of California, he received his BA in Economics with highest distinction from the University of California at Davis, where he was honored as that year's most outstanding graduate. He served as a field engineer for Bechtel International in North Africa before entering business school.
dc.descriptionRuntime: 56:50 minutes
dc.description.abstractIn this talk, Mr. Tierney discusses the fundamental changes in the world of nonprofits and philanthropy. He also shares stories from his career and life path and provides advice to those who seek success in philanthropic endeavors.en_US
dc.format.extent56:50 minutes
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIMPACT Speaker Seriesen_US
dc.titleThe Social Sector, Philanthropy and Youen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. College of Management
dc.contributor.corporatenameBridgespan Group

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