Thomas C. Atwood currently serves as Vice President of Institutional Advancement for The Institute of World Politics.
Prior to joining IWP, Mr. Atwood directed and consulted with research and education nonprofits focused on national policy for more than 25 years. During the course of his career, he has been responsible for leading every aspect of such organizations, including serving as chief executive officer and spokesperson and directing fundraising and program development, strategic planning and administration, research and publications, government and media relations, events and conferences.
Mr. Atwood has served as President and CEO of National Council for Adoption, Vice President of Policy and Programs and Senior Grant Writer and Director of Foundations for Family Research Council, and Director of Coalition Relations for The Heritage Foundation where he was liaison to hundreds of nonprofits dedicated to the principles and policies of limited government, personal freedom and responsibility, the rule of law, peace through strength, religious liberty, the institution of the family, and Western moral tradition.
In his own consulting practice and as Senior Associate with Case Consulting Services, his services and counsel have included foundation and individual major gifts development, donor and prospect research, fundraising management, program development, and proposal writing. Mr. Atwood served as development consultant to IWP just before joining the Institute.
Mr. Atwood has served on the Boards of State Policy Network, Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, Virginia Board of Social Services (as Secretary), Family and Children's Trust Fund of Virginia (as Chairman), Council on Accreditation, and Bethany Christian Services of Virginia, and as a NGO Delegate to the Special Commission of The Hague Commission on Intercountry Adoption.
He earned his Master of Public Policy and Master of Business Administration from Regent University and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Brandeis University. Mr. Atwood and his wife Eileen live in northern Virginia and have one grown child.