Clark Dickerson, Ed.D.
With 40 years of experience in fund raising and 31 years as a fund-raising consultant for Christian organizations, Clark Dickerson has personally provided counsel for hundreds of organizations on virtually all development topics.
Clark is known for his hands on approach with clients and his innovative approach to development “problems”. Having personally led over 200 capital campaigns, it is unlikely there is a campaign issue that he has not faced and overcome.
Clark has an undergraduate degree from Wabash College, a Masters of Education from Indiana State University and a doctorate in higher education administration from Indiana University. A former high school and college basketball coach and faculty member, Clark began his administrative career at Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana where he served from 1969 to 1977. For eight years, Clark was vice president of TCM International, a mission organization serving Eastern Europe prior to the fall of the iron curtain. During this time, he traveled extensively in the communist world assisting Christians with a variety of spiritual and relief programs. He founded Dickerson and Associates in 1985. Effective January 2012, Clark merged Dickerson and Associates Inc. with that of a friend and colleague to form Dickerson, Bakker and Associates. He took on the role of Capital Campaigns Team Leader in the merged company, which allowed him to relinquish management responsibilities in order to focus more exclusively on serving ministries, providing guidance to other consulting team members, and sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience through teaching, writing, and presenting.
Clark is a frequent speaker at the Christian Leadership Alliance conference, Evangelical Development Ministry Institute, and at the national conferences of the Christian Camp & Conference Association, the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, and the Association of Christian Schools International. He has written manuals and produced CD’s on a variety of development topics.
Dr. Dickerson is a recipient of the Robert O. Fraley award for a Lifetime of Innovative Development Service to Christian Development Officers.
Married to Sherry, Clark has three grown children and five grandchildren. Mindy, who lives in Indianapolis with her three children, serves as Vice President of Communications and Client Development at Dickerson, Bakker & Associates; Whitney and her two children live in Big Sky, Montana, and Jacob who resides in Seattle, Washington.