Herbert C. Tobin
Herb is principal of Herb Tobin Consulting, a Boston-based firm dedicated to helping non-profit organizations reach their potential by maximizing their financial resource base.
Currently, Herb’s work is focused in five areas:
-Venture philanthropy-working with start-up organizations to create and implement new programs, and devising fundraising activities in order to fulfill their mission.
-Small social service agencies and cultural and educational organizations. Help to create comprehensive and efficient their philanthropic programs.
-Jewish communal organizations working primarily with those organizations dedicated to Jewish education and strengthening identity among children, teens and young adults. This work focuses on helping them to secure ample financial resources. He currently serves as senior consultant to Hillel: the Foundation for Jewish Camus Life, and works with Jewish summer overnight camps, Jewish Community Centers and Jewish day schools. In addition to strengthening their annual campaign, he has conducted numerous capital and endowment programs.
-Interim Director of Development-Periodically, he has acted as the interim director of development for organizations. Over the past several years, he has have fulfilled this role at Hillel: the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life; Boston University and Yale University Hillel Foundations; and the David Project, Boston.
-Interfaith and religious organizations-worked with a wide array of faith-based organizations including: Boston University School of Theology; United Methodist Urban Services, Boston; the Franciscan Hospital for Children, Boston; Project Hope, a social senior sponsored by the Little Sisters of the Assumption, Boston; and numerous synagogues.
Prior to establishing Herb Tobin Consulting in 1999, Herb was a fundraising executive with two Boston-area medical centers, and several Jewish federations. An ordained rabbi, he holds a doctorate in theology from Boston University’s School of Theology.