I’m a nonprofit guy with a Si Se Puede attitude! I do community engagement, Latino/Hispanic & Multicultural Engagement, volunteerism, nonprofits, causes, social media & tacos.


Mando is the VP of Engagement at Cultural Strategies in Austin, TX. Armando’s experience is deep rooted in the community and nonprofit sector. He specializes in building capacity & creating change with a focus on Hispanic Engagement, project management, leadership development & social innovation. Armando has over 12 years experience in community engagement, volunteerism & social media, and has developed innovative engagement strategies (grassroots to social media) multicultural programming and trainings for many nonprofits & businesses including, RISE Global, Hahn,TX, Lance Armstrong Foundation, Goodwill Industries of Central Texas, CASA of Travis County, OneStar Foundation, Active Life Movement and Austin Independent School District. He serves on the national Points of Light/Hands On Network’s Neighboring Taskforce, is a board member of TANO – Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations, is a frequent panelist/presenter at local & national conferences (United Way of America, Points of Light Institute/Hands On Network, OneStar Foundation, United Neighborhood Centers of America, Keep Texas Beautiful), and has been recognized in Tactical Philanthropy Advisors: Best Philanthropy Speakers, 2010 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 and Austin Under 40 Awards. Armando writes for GivingCity Magazine, blogs at ElMundodeMando.com & TacoJournalism.com and has been featured in the New York Times, Chronicle of Philanthropy, NPR’s MarketPlace, Austin American-Statesman and Austin Monthly. Mando’s alter ego, as Austin’s resident taco ambassador for TacoJournalism.com, brings flavor and fun to his work. As part of the TacoJournalism team, Mando has been building the taco community in Austin through reviews, taco insights, taco tours and creating taco buzz via social media.

If you want to discuss community engagement, Hispanic Engagement, nonprofits or tacos, feel free to contact me at arayo@cultural-strategies.com or call me at 512.785.0447.

Nos vemos el la comunidad!