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