Mark has supported the development of local, national and global civil society organisations and networks in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa as a volunteer, organizer, project manager, grants officer, executive director and program representative for over three decades, with organizations including the Peace Corps, Save the Children Federation, United Support of Artists for Africa, Oxfam America, JustAct/Youth Action for Global Justice and the Funders Network on Trade and Globalization. Mark has an MA from the School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia (UK). He helped launch EDGE Funders out of the merger of the Funders Network on Transforming the Global Economy and Grantmakers without Borders in 2012.
EDGE Funders Alliance organizes within philanthropy to raise awareness and deepen understanding of the interconnected nature of the social, economic and ecological crises threatening our common future. EDGE works to increase resources for communities and movements creating systemic change alternatives for a transition to a society that supports justice, equity and the well-being of the planet.