Mark helps clients make an impact through strategic planning, collaborative inquiry, group facilitation, influence strategy, research and development, and tool and visual design. His past clients have included a wide range of foundations and philanthropy-serving organizations around the country. 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 last 17 years. 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; directing projects for the civil liberties group People For the American Way; stints with government agencies in education, the environment, and community development; and a failed attempt to go English-free for six months as a way to learn Spanish while living in Sevilla in the early 90s. He has a bachelor’s degree in government and a master’s degree in public policy, both from Harvard University. Mark recently moved to Seattle and will talk about his son, Dash, for as long as you will let him.