More About the Author
Mal Warwick is the co-author with Paul Polak of The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers, published Sept. 9, 2013. The book won a Gold Award in the 2014 Axiom Business Book Awards.
Mal is an author, entrepreneur, impact investor, and reviews books on his blog, malwarwickonbooks.com. He is one of three partners in the One World Futbol Project, a social enterprise based in Berkeley, California. One World Futbol manufactures and distributes a virtually indestructible soccer ball that never goes flat.
For three decades previously, Mal focused on the nonprofit sector as an author, consultant, and public speaker on marketing and fundraising for nonprofit organizations and on the private sector as an advocate for socially and environmentally responsible business policies and practices.
Mal is the founder and chairman of Mal Warwick | Donordigital (www.malwarwick.com, Berkeley, CA, and Washington, DC), a fundraising agency specializing in integrated, multi-channel fundraising and marketing that has served nonprofit organizations nationwide since 1979. The company is a Founding B Corporation and is now employee-owned.
Mal has written or edited a total of twenty books, including the best-selling fundraising text, How to Write Successful Fundraising Appeals. The third edition was released in June 2013.
A serial entrepreneur, Mal has been active in promoting social and environmental responsibility in the business community nationwide for two decades. He is the co-author of Values-Driven Business: How to Change the World, Make Money, and Have Fun (2006) with Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's.
Along with Cohen and others, Mal was a co-founder of Business for Social Responsibility in 1992 and served on its board during its inaugural year. In 2001, after more than a decade as an active member of Social Venture Network, he began a six-year stretch (2001-7) on its board, serving as Chair for four years. Mal remains active in Social Venture Network, chairing its Board Nomination Advisory Committee.
During his fundraising career, he was widely in demand as a speaker and workshop leader throughout the world. Mal taught fundraising on six continents to nonprofit executives from more than 100 countries.
Among the hundreds of nonprofits Mal and his colleagues served over the years are many of the nation's largest and most distinguished charities as well as six Democratic Presidential candidates. Collectively, Mal and his associates have been responsible for raising close to one billion dollars--largely in the form of small gifts from individuals.
Mal played a leadership role in the fundraising and direct marketing fields both nationally and internationally. In 2004, Mal received the Hank Rosso Award as Outstanding Fundraising Executive from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Gate Chapter and Northern California Grantmakers. In 2009, he was granted the Max L. Hart Nonprofit Leadership Award by the Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation, in recognition of his lifetime contributions to direct marketing.
Mal was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador for more than three years in the 1960s. Since 1969 he has lived in Berkeley, California, where he is deeply involved in local community affairs. In 2006, Mal was awarded the Benjamin Ide Wheeler Medal by the Berkeley Community Fund as "Berkeley's most useful citizen" in recognition of his lifetime contributions to the community.