Waddy Thompson joined ISO in 2011. His 30-year career in arts administration has encompassed work for a wide variety of organizations such as The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Foundation for the Arts, Poets & Writers, OPERA America, Second Stage Theatre, American Music Center, and Symphony Space.
He is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Grant Writing (Alpha Books, third edition, July 2011) and numerous articles on fundraising in The NonProfit Times and other periodicals. He is on the faculty of the Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at New York University, and has taught grant writing workshops for a number of organizations.
Mr. Thompson is also a composer and former French horn player, and holds degrees from Eastman School of Music (B.M.) and Florida State University (M.M. and D.M.).