Mark Mancao


As Communications Manager, Mark works with the Communications Team to ensure that URI builds a strong global presence in the media, social media, Internet and printed materials in support of increased visibility and greater fundraising success. Mark also works with staff, Global Council and Cooperation Circles to help promote achievements; support the use of URI’s brand; help build URI’s knowledge sharing network for the exchange of best practices for local, regional and global organizing; and build network capacity for communications. Mark also works closely with the Development Team to design, create, and disseminate materials to represent URI’s work in print and via the web. Mark strategizes with the PR Coordinator, the Executive Team and other staff about the development and release of all URI written materials. He also engages in special projects, like managing the 2011-2012 Trustee Selection Process to elect the members of the URI Global Council.

Mark has worked at the URI Global Office in San Francisco since 2007. He managed the global 2007-2008 Trustee Selection Process and 3 special regional trustee selections. He developed and implemented URI's first major grant program, the Bowes Awards, and he produced the URI Global Assembly in Mayapur, West Bengal, India in 2008, as well as URI's 10th Anniversary Celebration in Amman, Jordan in 2010.

URI Stories of Impact

Simple tips for dealing with spam, Part 2

Dear URI Community, Several of you expressed appreciation for the practical tips I shared with our URI community yesterday. I will try to send these kinds of tips as issues come up in our everyday URI..

Simple tips for dealing with spam, Part 1

Dear URI Community, For as long as we have had email as a means of communication, we have had spam or unwanted and potentially malicious emails with viruses embedded in attachments and links....

Forms Due Dec 30: Trustee Selection 2011-2012

Dear CC Contact Persons, There are just 10 days remaining before the due date for the Trustee Selection and Proposed Bylaws Amendments forms on Friday, December 30. Thanks to all the CCs that have...

Reminder: Trustee Selection 2011-2012

Dear CC Contact Persons, Thank you to all the CCs that have submitted forms! We still have a long way to go, and I look foward to receiving more completed forms over the next few weeks. Thank you also...

ALERT 4: LINKS: Trustee Selection 2011-2012

Dear CC Contact Persons, In a recent conference call with the Regional Coordinators, I was glad to hear that some Cooperation Circles are already beginning to meet and engage with the Trustee...