Rick is a 35-year veteran in direct response marketing and fundraising, organizational management and media for nonprofit organizations. After serving for eleven years in nonprofit management and fundraising leadership roles, Rick began his consulting career in 1989, and in 2002 founded Dunham+Company, which has become a global leader in ministry marketing and fundraising.
Today, Dunham+Company serves over 50 organizations in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, providing fully integrated offline and online fundraising and marketing strategies, as well as media, database and brand strategy services.
Rick holds a BA from Biola University and a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is an active member of the National Religious Broadcasters and the Direct Marketing Association, where he serves annually as a final round judge for the International ECHO Awards. Rick also serves on the board of The Giving Institute and is a member of the editorial board for Giving USA, the most widely respected annual report on giving in the U.S. In addition, Rick is a member of the Giving Coalition, the national voice for charitable organizations in the U.S.
Rick is the author of Secure: Discovering True Financial Freedom and If God Will Provide, Why Do We Have to Ask for Money? He has also been published and quoted in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, USA Today, Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post and Townhall.com as well as numerous other publications. Rick has served as a commentator on Fox Business News as well as participated as a frequent guest on numerous regional and national radio programs.
Rick has been married 40 years and has three children and eight grandchildren.
Senior Vice President North America
As a member of the Dunham+Company global leadership team, Trent is responsible for the strategic development of Dunham+Company’s North American and European clients as well as ensuring the effective integration of Dunham+Company’s full array of services which provide a foundation for Dunham+Company’s work worldwide.
Trent joined Dunham+Company as an account executive in January 2003, coming from a background in account service. He has worked with predominantly Christian non-profit organizations for nearly a decade, assisting in the development of strategies for organizations that focus on direct response fundraising, direct response marketing, customer relationship development, media development, and the effective integration of traditional and online marketing.
Trent has led the company’s development of integrated online strategies and has forged significant partnerships with key online providers which have proved invaluable to the effectiveness of Dunham+Company client fundraising and marketing strategies.
Trent has also worked with a variety of ministries, including World Vision, The Salvation Army, Answers with Bayless Conley, PowerPoint with Jack Graham, Living Proof with Beth Moore, Open Doors USA, Premier Christian Radio, HomeWord with Jim Burns, Bright Media Foundation, The Winning Walk with Dr. Ed Young, and Far East Broadcasting Company, among others.
Trent holds a BA from Wheaton College, and he and his wife of ten years have two sons and one daughter.
Vice President+General Manager Asia Pacific
Nathan Brown joined Dunham+Company as Vice President & General Manager of Asia Pacific Operations in July 2006 when he helped form the Australian operation for Dunham+Company.
Nathan’s background is in the food service, hospitality, and healthcare sales industry, where, until 2001, he was the New South Wales State Manager for Ecolab, a US-based Fortune 500 company.
In 2001, Nathan left the commercial arena to become General Manager of Leading The Way Australasia. In this role, he organized the set up of the Australian and New Zealand operations of the Atlanta-based radio and television teaching ministry of Dr. Michael Youssef, and effectively led that ministry into a period of strong growth.
Today, Nathan leads a team of account executives and specialists who serve over 20 ministries across Australia and New Zealand.
In addition to his role with Dunham+Company, Nathan currently serves on the board of Hope103.2, Sydney’s Christian radio station, is Treasurer on the board of the Christian Media Australia—the peak body representing Christian media in Australia—and is a Director of Brightwaters waterskiing camps.
Nathan and his wife of 15 years have three children.
Vice President Marketing+Brand Development
Elizabeth has over 25 years of commercial advertising experience with companies involved in a variety of industries including insurance, airlines, packaged foods, beverages, jewelry, lingerie, cosmetics, retail food chains, tourism, and education.
She has also worked for nonprofit organizations developing brand and marketing strategies for World Vision Australia’s 40 Hour Famine and categories that represent disability services, national war veterans, and numerous Christian ministries.
Elizabeth served as the National Marketing Manager for Gloria Jean’s Coffees in Sydney, Australia, which is the equivalent to Starbucks in the U.S. Concurrent to her working career, she has long been committed to Christian missions, recently serving in Rwanda.
Elizabeth brings to Dunham+Company a heart to empower Christian ministries through brand strategy development and integrated marketing campaigns. By applying proven communication principles to empower the effectiveness of these causes, ministries are provided the cut-through and renewed relevance they seek, establishing their brands on a new positioning and defined point of difference within an increasingly cluttered marketplace.
Elizabeth currently resides in Australia but travels extensively serving Dunham+Company clients worldwide.
Derek is a seasoned marketing veteran with 12 years of experience who leads the team responsible for the creative execution of Dunham+Company client strategies worldwide.
As a member of the global leadership team, Derek not only provides strategic direction to the creative execution of these strategies, but he also manages a worldwide stable of writers and designers who provide best-of-class creative for our clients.
Derek joined Dunham+Company in 2003 after a career in real estate marketing. He was attracted to Dunham+Company as it allowed him to fulfill his desire to use his creative skills in the context of a company that helped Christian ministries fulfill their call.
Derek’s responsibility is to ensure that the distinctive organizational brand of each client ministry is captured and communicated effectively and tastefully, bringing about the desired outcome for each particular project.
Derek’s team is comprised primarily of contract writers and designers who reside in the US, Australia, and the UK. This diverse and creative team is characterized by an unparalleled expertise and energy, ensuring each client project is executed with the highest creative standards from project conception to completion.
Derek is a graduate of Baylor University, and he and his wife of six years have two daughters and a son.
Chief Financial Officer
Alyssa is a Certified Public Accountant with 16 years of experience, 12 of those specializing in working with companies serving the nonprofit sector. She also serves on the global leadership team for Dunham+Company.
Alyssa began her career at Arthur Andersen in 1994 as a staff accountant. She went on to work for Zale Lipshy University Hospital and then to Gaylord Entertainment Company.
Alyssa joined Dunham+Company in July 2009 to manage all aspects of the accounting and financial reporting of the company, including overseeing our Asia Pacific operations. She brings her extensive accounting experience to bear as she further develops and refines Dunham+Company’s accounting controls and procedures; manages daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly cash flow projections; and assists in the company’s budgeting process.
Alyssa is passionate about using her accounting skills to help Dunham+Company deliver best-of-class service to our clients in the most efficient and effective means possible.
Alyssa is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Dallas CPA Society. Alyssa and her husband Matt, a graphic designer, have a daughter and a son.
Vice President Media Services
Tracy, a 13-year veteran of working in Christian radio and television, also serves on the Dunham+Company leadership team. She is a specialist in assisting and leading media ministries in the areas of affiliate relations, contract negotiations, media database management, program syndication, network development, and the effective integration with direct response fundraising.
Tracy brings that experience to bear as she and her team help Dunham+Company’s clients develop and execute effective and cost-efficient strategies that are driven by the client’s objectives and integrated with the appropriate communications and fundraising platforms.
Tracy began her media career at The Urban Alternative, the radio and television ministry of Dr. Tony Evans. It was there that she developed a deep love for Christian radio and ministries alike.
Tracy joined Dunham+Company in 2004 because she resonated with the company’s vision to serve organizations in a way that was driven by their individual needs rather than overlaying a standardized approach and strategy.
Tracy has worked with a variety of ministries, including World Vision, The Salvation Army, Living on the Edge (Chip Ingram), Enduring Truth (Paul Sheppard), Bible Answer Man (Hank Hanegraaff), Hope for the Heart (June Hunt), HomeWord with Jim Burns, Living Proof with Beth Moore, PowerPoint with Dr. Jack Graham, Open Doors USA, Far East Broadcasting Company, The Winning Walk with Dr. Ed Young, Leading The Way with Michael Youssef, Love Worth Finding with Adrian Rogers, and Feed the Hungry, among others.
Tracy is a member of the Direct Marketing Association (NRB) and the National Religious Broadcasters. She has led workshops at NRB focused on media issues related to ministries. Tracy and her husband Chris, a pastor, have three children.