Mark Nilles

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Mark Nilles

Director, Learning and Impact


Mark Nilles joined InsideNGO in July 2013 and currently serves as the director of learning and impact. His work focuses on introducing new teaching and learning techniques to the InsideNGO portfolio, contributing to InsideNGO credentialing efforts, and helping define and demonstrate the impact that InsideNGO and its members have within the international development and relief sector. Expanding the reach and impact of learning through eLearning is an important aspect of Mark’s work. Previous to joining InsideNGO, Mark was director of programming and training for Peace Corps in various country offices. Prior to Peace Corps, Mark worked at the International Youth Foundation, an InsideNGO member organization, where he supported both operations and program implementation for youth livelihood projects. Mark supported training efforts through his work with field offices and local implementing partners and as a master trainer for the Passport to Success life skills training program. Mark has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a master’s degree in international education from Florida State University.

Q + A

What advice would you give to your younger self if you could?

No matter how infrequently you use it, a blender is no substitute for a proper fish tank.

Dogs or cats? Do you have any pets, if so, details?

Dogs. But I cannot provide any additional details lest my passwords be revealed.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Or dessert in general?

I’ve never had it, but I can’t imagine that bacon-flavored ice cream is anything but delicious.