We're small in size, but we're big in terms of experience, perspective, reach and clout. The Founder and Principal -- the person actually doing your work -- is Frederick G. Thompson. He's the main guy.... the boss, if you will. (He's also the guy whose photo appears on the home page, but you probably guessed that.) The firm is headquartered in Richmond, VA and has offices in New York, NY and Washington, DC.
"Fred" is a recognized leader in both the commercial and nonprofit marketing and communication worlds. His commercial experience includes heading up several of the word's largest public relations and advertising firms, representing such successful, demanding clients as IBM, Procter & Gamble, Merrill-Lynch, Citibank, M&M Mars, Universal Studios, Nikon, Visa, Exxon-Mobil, Johnson & Johnson, General Foods, Novartis and Chrysler.
His nonprofit experience is equally as extensive. In addition to representing several Olympic Organizing Committees -- Seoul, Barcelona and Los Angeles -- and organizations like Outward Bound, Harvard's Kennedy School , Special Olympics, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, The American Urology Association Foundation, and the National Holocaust Museum, he served as the CEO of the Jane Goodall Institute and the American Liver Foundation. Not surprising, he's also currently active as a member or chair of a number of non-profit Boards.
Fred will occasionally call upon the assistance of outside experts in areas like videography, e-commerce, database sourcing and development technology and graphic and web design. Yet because these specialists are not on staff full time, and utilized only as an engagement might require, The Center for Nonprofit Growth is able to maintain a reasonable fixed cost threshold and deliver optimal value to clients.
Finally, Fred also believes in the importance of forging collaborative partnerships on behalf of his clients. In recent years, such partnerships have included helping clients build productive, profitable working relationships with organizations as diverse as The World Bank, The United Nations, The National Football League, The European Union, The National Institutes of Health, The U.S. and International Olympic Committees, and USAID.