Mary Imbong

Nonprofit management + communications

About me.

I am a social justice advocate with extensive professional experience in non-profit management and communications.

At a glance.

In my 10 years of professional experience, I learned that placing people at the center of our processes, policies, and programs creates a culture of trust and generates solutions that can influence communities in which we live. 

This philosophy has led me to scale a non-profit across the APAC region through creative and impact-driven communications & programs, establish volunteer-led operations across countries in Asia, and support activists and campaigners in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America on impact and communication strategy for citizen-led digital activism.

My areas of expertise.


Leadership & nonprofit management

I’ve led global teams of staff and youth volunteers in advocating human dignity and human rights and in supporting ordinary citizens to create the change they want to see through technology and capacity-building.

My areas of responsibility have covered global and regional vision, strategy, impact and learning, organizational development, and culture.



My background in Advertising, Communications, and Design has propelled me towards roles that manage and collaborate with a global network of creatives in developing communication strategies, designing visual branding and identity systems, and writing compelling content for a variety of audiences around the world.

As a multimedia specialist, I have worked on strategy development, brand-building, creative direction, and content development (writing, copyediting, and visual design).


Program Management & training

My expertise in this area stemmed from managing and facilitating grassroots-focused intensive programs. In my previous capacity, I’ve trained 300+ individuals from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, USA, and Vietnam.

More recently, I’ve set the groundwork for bringing an onsite, high-touch program online. My areas of responsibility have covered editing module content, auditing user experience and design, and setting up systems and processes for bringing the curriculum to an online learning management system.

How I work.

As a way of life, I like to keep an open mind. This openness and constant curiosity feeds into my work, allowing me to lead with empathy and to create projects that impress, inspire, influence, and provoke.

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