Rick is a 35-year veteran in direct response marketing and fundraising for nonprofit organizations. In 2002, Rick founded D+C to establish a new model to serve ministries, a model which seeks to integrate the variety of organizational and marketing components that must work in concert in order to optimize income generation and impact long-term organizational effectiveness.
Rick holds a BA from Biola University and a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is an active member of National Religious Broadcasters and Direct Marketing Association, where he serves annually as a judge for the International ECHO Awards. He is also actively involved in the Charitable Giving Coalition and serves on the Advisory Board for Christian Leadership Alliance. In addition, Rick serves on the board of The Giving Institute and is a member of the Editorial Review Board for Giving USA.
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 for 40 years and has 3 children and 8 grandchildren.
CEO Dunham+Company Australia
As a member of the D+C global leadership team, Richard is responsible for the strategic development of D+C’s Australian clients as well as ensuring the effective integration of D+C’s full array of services, which provide a foundation for D+C’s work worldwide.
Richard joined D+C in July 2013, coming from a background in management of companies in the disciplines of marketing, branding and fundraising. He has worked with nonprofit organizations for more than two decades, 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 all marketing channels.
He comes to D+C after 11 years assisting nonprofits with their branding and fundraising needs as owner of Brandwave Communications. Previously, he served as General Manager of Pilgrim Communications Australia and Managing Director of Pilgrim Communications New Zealand.
Richard has also worked with a variety of ministries throughout his career, including World Vision, Baptist World Aid, Feed the Hungry, WSPA, Amnesty International, Bible Society, CBM Australia, Greenpeace, Micah Challenge, Spinal Cord Injuries Australia and African Enterprise, among others.
Richard holds a BA from the School of Economics and Financial Studies at Macquarie University and is an Executive Member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia. He and his wife of more than 20 years have a son and a daughter.
Senior Vice President North America
Trent is responsible for the strategic development of D+C’s North American clients as well as ensuring the effective integration of D+C’s full array of services, which provide a foundation for D+C’s work worldwide.
Trent joined the company as an account executive in January 2003, coming from a background in account service. He has worked with predominantly Christian nonprofit organizations for 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.
In addition, Trent has led the company’s development of our Major Gift Services division to provide a resource to D+C clients that is fully integrated with their overall fundraising program. This offering is built off the D+C High Impact Major Gift Development™ model that provides a highly strategic focus and measurable outcomes to build a truly effective major donor program.
Trent holds a BA from Wheaton College, and he and his wife of 13 years have 2 sons and a daughter.
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. Concurrent to her working career, she has long been committed to Christian missions, recently serving in Rwanda.
Elizabeth brings to D+C 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.
Vice President+Director of Global Development
Nathan joined D+C in 2006 to establish the Australian division of the company. After seven years serving as the Vice President+General Manager for Asia Pacific Operations and having worked with over 40 Christian organizations and a team of 13 locally based fundraising professionals, Nathan is now the Vice President+Director of Global Development. In this role, Nathan serves as strategic lead on a range of clients as well as assisting in global client strategy alignment and global development for D+C.
Nathan’s background is in the food service, hospitality and healthcare sales industry, where, until 2001, he was State Manager for Ecolab, a U.S.-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 establishment 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.
In addition to his role with D+C, Nathan currently serves as Deputy Chairman of Hope103.2, Sydney’s Christian radio station. He is also Treasurer on the board of the Association of Christian Broadcasters – the peak body representing Christian media in Australia, and is a Director of Brightwaters waterskiing camps.
Nathan is a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Hospitality Management. He and his wife of 19 years live in Sydney with their 3 children.
Derek is a seasoned marketing veteran with 16 years of experience who leads the team responsible for the creative execution of D+C client strategies worldwide.
He not only provides strategic direction to the creative execution of these strategies, but also manages a worldwide stable of writers and designers who provide best-of-class creative for our clients.
Derek joined D+C in 2003 after a career in real estate marketing. He was attracted to D+C as it allowed him to fulfill his desire to use his creative skills in the context of a company that helps 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.
The creative team is comprised primarily of staff, contract writers and designers who reside in the U.S., Australia and the U.K. 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 10 years have 2 daughters and a son.
Chief Financial Officer
Alyssa is a Certified Public Accountant with 19 years of experience, 12 of those specializing in working with companies serving the nonprofit sector.
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 D+C 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 D+C’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 D+C 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 have a daughter and a son.
Vice President Digital Services
As the former CEO of a nonprofit, Brad has a passion to see charities become great at interacting with and talking to donors through new and not-so-new forms of communication. In 2007, Brad joined the D+C team where he has helped the company become increasingly effective in web marketing. Today he leads the team responsible for creating and executing online strategies that effectively utilize every aspect of online communication, including social media, and ensures such strategies are appropriately integrated with other channels of communication to achieve campaign KPIs.
Brad has spoken at a variety of conferences about online fundraising including Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation, National Religious Broadcasters, Christian Leadership Alliance, Christian New Media Conference (London, UK), Australian Communities Forum and currently serves on the Internet committee for National Religious Broadcasters.
Brad has a BA from Biola University and has an MBA in Global Business from the University of Redlands. He holds certifications in SEO, Email Optimization, Landing Page Optimization, and Online Testing.
Brad has been married to his wife Katie for four years.
Vice President Account Services
Bob is the senior-most Account Director at D+C, serving clients for nine years. As D+C’s Vice President Account Services, he also leads and manages the entire account service team in the North American office.
With a background in Communications, Bob began his career with over two years at a large advertising and marketing agency. Bob soon felt a call toward a career with more purpose, something more fulfilling, which he found immediately at D+C in July 2004.
Since being at D+C, Bob has account managed, consulted with, or led 20+ U.S. and global ministry accounts, ranging from large 55-year-old global organizations to small start-up charities. In this time, he has led a team of account coordinators/executives to execute hundreds of individual goal-oriented fundraising and marketing campaigns/projects in direct mail, radio and online.
Since October 2006, he has successfully managed the annual communications department master budget for Open Doors USA, exceeding total revenue goals while coming in at or under expense budgets each year.
Bob has worked with a variety of ministries at D+C, including: The Salvation Army, Open Doors USA, Open Doors Canada, Open Doors South Africa, Feed The Hungry, Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service, Apartment Life, PowerPoint with Jack Graham, Ed Young Ministries, Leading the Way, Heartlight, Parenting by Design, National Coalition for the Protection of Children & Families, WorldServe, World Orphans, among others.
Bob holds a BA from the University of Texas at Austin, and he and his wife of nine years have three young sons.
Vice President Media Services
As an 18-year veteran working in Christian radio and television, Tracy 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 D+C 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 with Dr. Tony Evans. It was there that she developed a deep love for Christian radio and ministries alike. Tracy joined the Dunham+Company team 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), Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson, 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 Direct Marketing Association and 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.
Vice President Major Gift Services
As the Vice President of Major Gift Services, Brian is the lead strategist for D+C working with our clients to not only develop but also execute major donor efforts and provide coaching on major donor development. Brian brings over eighteen years of nonprofit fundraising experience to the D+C team. He focuses on leadership and organizational development, working in a style that is highly relational. Brian’s solution-minded experience has impacted over 500 nonprofits throughout the nation.
As both a practitioner and consultant, he has led comprehensive organizational and project management, strategic development, leadership coaching, contributed and generated revenue strategies, operations analysis and solutions, relational donor development and professional networking.
He launched Mission Increase Foundation (a national foundation) in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to train and coach small to mid-sized organizations in the model of Transformational Giving.
As Senior Vice President of The Pursuant Group, he provided strategic development consultation to various nonprofits with annual budgets exceeding $25 million.
Brian served as Vice President of Advancement at Houston Baptist University (HBU) where he was retained to turn around an underperforming Advancement Department. During his time at HBU he served as an Executive Cabinet member, working with the Board of Trustees and the President’s Advisory Board (under the leadership of President, Dr. Robert Sloan). Brian was instrumental in founding the University’s first Government Relations Agency, which was critical in securing federal funding, as well as took aggressive measures to boost annual giving. He also worked with the executive team in designing a 10-year long-term vision plan for the University.
His other experience includes working with the Greater Dallas region of the Salvation Army, where he led their Board of Directors to redevelop a successful contributed-revenue plan. At Dallas Theological Seminary, Brian served as Senior Advancement Officer working on the school’s largest capital campaign under the leadership of President Charles Swindoll.
Brian and his wife have been married for 23 years and have 3 boys.
Director Strategic Relationships
After over a decade in marketing, advertising and business development management for a number of companies, Joy was searching for an opportunity to employ her experience and talents to make a greater difference.
Joy joined the D+C team in 2011 to manage strategic partnerships and serves as the company’s brand manager, working directly with our Vice President of Marketing+Brand Development and our CEO to not only manage all D+C marketing efforts but also manage the brand development and marketing campaigns for D+C’s clients.
While at D+C, Joy has been part of the strategic team developing fundraising plans for organizations like World Vision, Global Aid Network (GAiN), Guardity, Eagles’ Wings and Crista Ministries. Joy has also worked with other D+C clients including Mission to Children, Rock Media with Miles McPherson and The Winning Walk with Dr. Ed Young. Joy also managed the acquisition direct response strategy and execution for Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
Prior to embarking on the D+C journey, Joy worked as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a global hospitality procurement firm working directly with luxury resorts and hotels worldwide. She also worked as the National Sales Manager leading sales teams in both the U.S. and Canada. Joy has served in leadership positions in various companies both in the building products industry and in the creative design and advertising agency world.
Joy graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a double major in Communications and Marketing.