Connecting Ideas and People


Creativity, Education, Innovation and Leadership Development

About Me



Leadership Development Expert

Nonprofit Executive Director



Company Brands

tdb group is a multi-service consulting firm providing results for its varied corporate, foundation and nonprofit clients. The firm focuses most of its work on Organizational Management (board governance and human resources) and Project Management (design through implementation and research).

Under the umbrella of the consulting practice Tammy Dowley-Blackman also serves as an Adjunct Professor teaching Nonprofit Management and Grant Writing and Fundraising, as well as serving as a Senior Fellow and Mentor to Nonprofit Executives.


Isabella's Big Ideas, Inc. is a children's educational company specializing in the development of multi-media products. The company also serves as a launching pad for creative projects for children ages 9-16.


Looking Forward Lab, LLC is a multi-platform leadership development company focused on delivering innovative and interactive direct service and online ideas and products to young adults, ages 18-35, who are seeking guidance, knowledge and tools for the intentional design and management of their lives. 

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Throughout Tammy Dowley-Blackman's career three themes have remained consistent: education, creativity and leadership development. Ten years ago she began developing companies that would deliver high-quality results to individuals and communities focused on these important themes. 

Sample Client List

  • Associated Grant Makers
  • Bartol Foundation
  • Barr Foundation
  • Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy
  • Boston Foundation
  • Boston Partners in Education
  • City Mission Society of Boston
  • Demos
  • Every Hour Counts
  • ExpandED Schools
  • Haley House
  • Higher Heights
  • Joan Mitchell Foundation
  • MassCreative
  • Media Democracy Fund
  • Piper Fund
  • Presidential Scholars Commission
  • Proteus Fund
  • Schott Foundation for Public Education
  • Take Back Our Republic
  • Tufts Health Plan Foundation
  • TJX Companies, Inc.
  • YWCA Cambridge