David Rhode

In 2005, David founded Pitch In For Baseball and Softball (PIFBS) a global best in class nonprofit organization that gives the gift of play and contributes to positive youth development by providing equipment to over 900,000 kids here in the US and around the world. David led and scaled the organization for over 14 years with a focus on corporate partnerships, strategic planning, and board expansion.

David’s professional career began with blue chip Consumer Packaged Goods marketing experience with Procter & Gamble and H.J. Heinz. He then moved into a more entrepreneurial track running a multi-location automotive repair business in Philadelphia for 12 years. 

David is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania instructing Wharton MBA students on Nonprofit Consulting and also instructing graduate students in School of Social Policy and Practice on Nonprofit Branding. 

After leaving Pitch In For Baseball and Softball late in 2019, David founded Dot Dot Org, a nonprofit consulting firm focusing on CEO mentoring within the Nonprofit Sector.  

David is the Deputy Director at PennPAC, an organization that provides Pro Bono consulting within the nonprofit sector.  At PennPAC David is the point person for cultivating strategic partnerships and scoping the organization’s New York and National consulting engagements for their Pro Bono consulting teams.

He is in the process of writing his first book on Nonprofit Leadership due out later in 2024. This practical guide for Executive Directors and CEOs of small to mid-sized organizations outlines successful strategies for the most critical areas of nonprofit management.  David incorporates not only his perspective but those of numerous nonprofit leaders to help nonprofit leaders become more effective in their roles.

David studied undergraduate business and graduated Magma Cum Laude from Georgetown University. He furthered his education studying International Marketing at Brasenose College in Oxford and nonprofit fundraising at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated with Honors with an MBA from The Wharton School. 

He is married with 3 children and is an avid Philadelphia sports fan. He and his family now live in New York City where he completed his first New York City Marathon in 2019.

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