Tom is a social entrepreneur who founded The Library Project and Nonprofit Insights. He lives between Thailand and China and works globally.

Social Entrepreneur

Tom builds international nonprofit organizations. Since 2005, he has founded three organizations: The Library Project in 2006, Nonprofit Insights in 2018, and the short-lived Nomadic Marketing in 2005. These organizations were seeded with less than $1,000 in start-up capital and achieved programmatic and organizational growth and impact.

Tom is passionate about growing people within organizations. He believes leadership, empowerment, and training lead to programmatic excellence and impact.

To learn more about the organizations Tom founded, please click here.

Public Speaking

Tom often speaks on social entrepreneurship and rural literacy. He believes education is critical to breaking the world’s poverty cycle. His message that anyone can take a simple idea and grow it into something that can change the world makes him a unique and inspiring speaker.

Tom has spoken throughout China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and the United States. He has been a three-time speaker at the Rotary Club of Beijing, a two-time speaker at the Rotary Club of Shanghai, and two time TEDx speaker (Guangzhou and Nanjing) as well as speaking at the Shanghai Chamber of Commerce, Xi’an International Business Forum, Shanghai World Expo, and countless corporate and organization events.

For a complete list of past speaking engagements, please click here.


Tom is (and has been for what feels like a lifetime) writing his first book on nonprofit management for early-stage founders. His writing on this site explores social entrepreneurship, specifically nonprofit organizations operating in developing countries, art, creativity, philanthropy, culture, and governance.

To read Tom’s blog, please click here.