Mark’s passion is to help leaders in the social sector develop and spread good ideas and champion the causes they care about. Mark has been a consultant to foundations, philanthropy associations and other nonprofit organizations for the past two decades. At The Giving Practice, Mark helps clients make an impact through strategic planning, collaborative inquiry, group facilitation, influence strategy, research and tool and visual design.

Mark’s prior experiences include directing the Philanthropy Awareness Initiative, serving as The James Irvine Foundation’s first director of communications, working for a public affairs agency and directing projects for the civil liberties group People For the American Way.

Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in government and a master’s degree in public policy, both from Harvard University. He lives in Seattle and will talk about his son, Dash, for as long as you will let him.

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