Mark Rhode, Vice President

For 30 years, Mark has been driving results for nonprofit organizations.


For almost a decade, Mark served as a senior leader at World Vision US (WVUS) and World Vision International (WVI). As Vice President Marketing for WVUS, he focused on donor acquisition and cultivation programs and supported major donor development. At WVI, Mark developed new strategies to attract supporters in more than twenty countries.


Mark served as Vice President at Russ Reid, the world's largest direct marketing agency working exclusively with nonprofit organizations. At Russ Reid, he helped organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Mercy Ships, and Operation Smile acquire millions of new donors and raise hundreds of millions of dollars.


During his 8 years as Senior Vice President of RAPP, he developed marketing strategy for clients including Mercedes Benz, Pizza Hut, Federal Express and other leading corporations. Mark earned his Master in International Management (MIM) from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). He is a frequent speaker at nonprofit sector industry events, including the 2015 Skoll World Forum, in Oxford, England. He was awarded the Gold Echo Award, the highest mark given by the Direct Marketing Association. He recently served on the Advisory Counsel of the Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation.


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