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About Us

We believe in changing the world in a real

and lasting way, one dialogue at a time.


Our commitment to a culture of development

inspires the integrity of our teams, the respect

of the public, and the trust of our partners.

Our Story

Our Story

DialogueDirect is a face-to-face fundraising leader and pioneer, providing active engagement and

long-term support to many of the greatest charities in the world. Founded in 2003, our strength

comes from the determination, passion, and resilience of our team – who empower and impact thousands of lives every day across the nation and the world.

dialogue | di·​a·​logue | \ ˈdī-ə-ˌlȯg \

Noun from the Greek word dialogos (meaning “through the word”):

Creating an environment that welcomes direct discussion; for a purpose; in depth; multi-way;

open sharing of feelings, ideas, opinions, and thoughts; seeking to understand; structured

Our Team


Mike Wakeland |

Chief Executive Officer

After beginning his career entry-level in the field, Mike fervently leads a team with well over a century of collective face-to-face experience and knowledge. He focuses on developing the future leaders of generations to come…

Our Team
Christopher Dyrdahl

Recruitment Coordinator

Daniel Mandell

Chief Business Officer

Mary Ann Hale

Quality Control Coordinator

Matthew Johnson

Director of Operations

Christopher Dyrdahl

Recruitment Coordinator

Mirza Medunjanin

Data Analyst

Lourdes (Lu) Becerrill

Partnerships / Client Services Coordinator

Daniel Mandell

Chief Business Officer

Odair Andrade

Finance Assistant

Mary Ann Hale

Quality Control Coordinator

Peter Hause

Business Development Executive

Matthew Johnson

Director of Operations

Zaur Gozalov

Financial Controller

Our Values

Our Values

Changing the face of fundraising forever - to ensure every partner fulfills their purpose.


Culture of diversity,

family, and teamwork.


We’re building a collaborative

environment where our teams

can learn and thrive together.


Culture of leadership,

quality, and respect.


We’re upholding the best

possible version of ourselves,

personally and professionally.


Culture of entrepreneurship,

growth, and performance.


We’re forging new paths

of growth and leadership

to influence the world.

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