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Tom Sheridan is the founder and president of The Sheridan Group (TSG), a public interest advocacy firm, whose mission is to help the good do better.  Over the years, The Sheridan Group has become the go-to firm in the nation’s capital for grassroots advocacy, issue campaign management and coalition-building for non-profit organizations, social entrepreneurs and socially conscious corporations.  A social worker by training and an advocate by trade, Tom brings a unique perspective to his work as one of Washington’s most senior political and public policy strategists.  His new book is entitled: Helping the Good Do Better: How a White Hat Lobbying Advocates for Social Change. 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Why your major is never a “deal breaker” when it comes to having a career in public interest advocacy
  • Why volunteering for AmeriCorps can prepare you for a career in public interest advocacy
  • What a social good lobbyist does in public interest advocacy
  • What it takes to build a dynamic advocacy campaign
  • Why to keep an open mind because you never know what career opportunities will come your way
  • Why to watch The West Wing series to get a better idea of what this career is really like 
  • Why to read Tom’s new book: Helping the Good Do Better: How a White Hat Lobbying Advocates for Social Change.  
  • To learn more about what Tom does as a public interest lobbying tune in to T4C episode #340
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