Eagle Creek

You Need to Find a Way to Boot Camp – And Here’s Why

You (or your new hire, board member, development director) need to find a way to get to Boot Camp. And here’s why:

It will change everything for you and your organization. The reason Boot Camp has such a huge impact on organizations is because we’re not just trying to make you a better charity or increase your annual fund by 10% – we’re teaching you how to be something completely different, to think bigger, and get bigger funding results.

It’s not a normal training. Boot Camp is chock-full of practical stuff. You’re building tools, developing strategy, and doing/thinking the entire time! Don’t expect two days of lecture and power points (you will be very disappointed). [Yes, you will have to do one practice visit and many ‘rehearsals’ at Boot Camp. A little trust on this one? It’s way better to learn here than with your best prospect.]

Results. You don’t want training; we know that. What you want is money, to get out of the rat race, to learn ‘the secret’. Boot Camp is designed to be both a stepping stone for transformation and a way to generate money for your organization in the next 100 days.

It works. We are out there every week and we will share lots of stories from the field to reinforce our points. Boot Camp drills (and drills) on fundamentals for your organization and for each individual who attends. Tom started Boot Camp as an alternative to ‘consulting’ and to create a tool with incredible value. He wanted to scale our impact by giving everyone an accelerated way to get different results, based on 30 years in-the-field.

It doesn’t cost any money. If you say it’s not in the budget, then you’re right. But if you want to think like an entrepreneur, then this is the place for you. Reallocate money and then use the ROI to provide budget relief wherever needed. UNDERWRITE this as a SOLUTION. Some suggestions from recent attendees:

Use money from a ‘marketing budget’.

Have someone ‘underwrite the training’ – as a guaranteed investment.

Put the training on a credit card and pay it off in 30 days with new gifts. (I love this one.)

Boot Camp is the best resource we can recommend. This solution helps everyone who attends.

We’ve extended our Early Bird pricing for April camp until this Thursday, April 2.

More info and registration here.

We also have a session in June (more here).



Eagle Creek

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Welcome to Eagle Creek!


Eagle Creek is our headquarters, located about 20 miles northwest of Columbus in Ostrander, Ohio. Imagine 50 acres of country, a castle in the middle (Tom’s home), surrounded by a creek, inhabited by friendly farm animals, and dotted with stacked rock sculptures.

We host sessions for our clients and our team here, as well as twice-yearly For Impact Boot Camps. We encourage our guests to make the most of ‘unplugging’ while they’re with us – whether that’s ambling down a walking path, feeding some treats to the animals, or sitting poolside to journal their thoughts. It’s an ideal place to unwind, recharge, and reflect on their impact (both personally and as an organization). We don’t host many gatherings and guests in the winter (see: polar vortex), but each of the other seasons provides its own unique and inspiring environment.

Special Note: On Fridays in the summer, Tom insists on ‘Fridays at the Farm’. Everyone (the For Impact team, clients, and friends) brings their families, and we explore the property, hang by the pool, and search for crawdads in the creek. We love Fridays at the Farm.

Drop us an email or check out our Live Experiences to learn more about coming to Eagle Creek for coaching or training, for you or your team. It’s a great opportunity to recharge your batteries, jumpstart a funding plan, and leave with actionable strategies.

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