Building Better Nonprofits

For more than a decade, Tom Okarma has been dedicated to improving nonprofits. Drawing on his 20 years of experience in for profit, he works with organizations to develop leaders, empower boards and build strategic plans that actually work.
He can help YOU make a bigger impact. 


Understand New Trends
Improve Board Training
Future-proof Your Agency


Enhance Your Best Qualities
Create Break Through Leaders
Problem Solve With Confidence


Create A Strategic Plan That Works
Build & Enhance Your Board
Take Your Organization To The Next Level

Get to know

Tom Okarma

Tom has been a successful leader in both the nonprofit and business worlds. He has led or served on a variety of boards. He’s been there, done that, and learned critical lessons about successful board development and governance.

Regardless of your organization’s size, if it’s a leadership or board challenge you currently face, Tom probably has already faced it too. His leadership style and methods stem from his core values and beliefs.

Tom Okarma is a tested and proven strategic thinker who helps leaders and 
nonprofit organizations succeed. He is a knowledgeable and reliable catalyst 
for nonprofits. He works with clients in Arizona, California and the greater Chicago area.


“Tom brought incredible value to the Providence Board, adding insight from numerous other boards and organizations.”

Marty Moseley | Board Member, Providence International


of Nonprofit Leadership

Build a Workable Plan
Future-Proof Your Board
Lead at a New Level


Tools to Build Your Agency

Increase Your Productivity
5 Steps For Strategic Planning
How to: Board Policy Manual




Changing Nonprofit Trends: 4 Things Your Team Needs To Know

Embracing The Change    There is a lot of change coming to the nonprofit world. Boards, leaders, staff, and volunteers need to face and process emerging nonprofit trends, all while still serving their clients. The good news: all of these changes have the capacity to...

Nonprofit Board Management: 18 Reasons Your Board Is Failing

Get Your Board On The Right Track I have found many nonprofit boards are just a few steps away from seeing high impact results. With a few adjustments, these organizations are capable of delivering transformational change to those they are trying to help. They have...

High Impact: 14 Ways To Improve Your Board Leadership

How Should You Lead Your Board Of Directors? After serving on several boards and consulting with many others, I have seen common problems or decisions made by leadership that resurface again and again. These issues hold boards back from giving their best effort and...