Mando Rayo

"Best Philanthropy Speakers"

-- Tactical Philanthropy Advisors

"Mando has an amazing perspective on the changing face of philanthropy that I think underscores a powerful trend in our country---the role that 'new' Americans will play in the evolution of service and philanthropy.” 
-- Robert L.E. Egger - President, DC Central Kitchen/Campus Kitchens Project/V3 Campaign

Mando Rayo is a Latino Engagement Strategist based in Austin, Texas. 

Mando’s experience is deep rooted in the community and nonprofit sector. Rayo offers content and training that focuses on building capacity and creating change with multicultural prospects, specifically the Hispanic community. He offers innovative engagement strategies (grassroots to social media), multicultural programming and trainings for nonprofits and for-profits alike.

Mando is the founder of Engage501, a Texas multicultural engagement initiative and founding member of The Social Revolución at SXSW, an interactive movement of Latinos using social media as their platform to create and inspire change.


Austin Community Foundation
Austin Fundraising Professionals - San Antonio
Austin Independent School District
Blanton Museum of Art
CASA of Travis County
Central Health 
City of Austin
LIVESTRONG/Lance Armstrong Foundation
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas
Keep Texas Beautiful
OneStar Foundation
RISE Global
Sooch Foundation
Texas Association of Community Health Centers
Texas Association of Museums
Texas Healthcare Trustees
United Neighborhood Centers of America
United Way Capital Area
United Ways of Texas
University Medical Center - El Paso

-- The Social Revolución: SXSW
    Engage501: TANO
-- Diversity in the Boardroom: Texas Healthcare Trustees
-- Latino Segmentation: Blanton Museum of Art
-- Vme Launch: KLRU-TV, PBS Austin
-- Social Media: Finish@UT
-- Hispanic Futures-Breaking the Mold: AISD
-- Airport Blvd. Public Engagement & Video Series: City      of Austin
-- Public Engagement: Central Health
-- Multicultural Speaker Series: RISE Global
-- Grassroots Engagement: DentaQuest & TACHC
-- Grassroots outreach and Ambassador Program: First         Priority

Rayo serves on the GivingCity Austin Advisory Council, Community Action Network's Collaborative Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is a board member for TANO – Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations. He is also a member of the Leadership Austin 2010 class. 

Tactical Philanthropy Advisors: Best Philanthropy Speakers
SXSW Interactive Awards
Texas Social Media Awards
Austin American-Statesman’s Top Blogs & the Austin (Twitter) List
Austin Social Media’s Top 100 List
Republic of Austin Best Food Blog
Austin Under 40 Awards 

Featured The New York Times, Chronicle of Philanthropy, NPR’s MarketPlace & All Things Considered, Austin American-Statesman, Austin Monthly and GivingCity Austin.

*Rayo’s alter ego, as Austin’s resident taco ambassador for, brings flavor and fun to his work. As part of the TacoJournalism team, Rayo has been building the taco community in Austin through reviews, taco insights, taco tours and creating taco buzz via social media.


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