The Clapham Group

Creative Consulting in Community, Compassion, & Culture

General Information

Ben Kafferlin first got into consulting through The Clapham Group and remains as a part-time Associate at the firm—many of the skills used at Kafferlin Strategies were learned at Clapham. Mark Rodgers and his team come highly recommended, especially for their ability convene as they are well-connected in many circles, including national politics, pop-culture, and Christian thought.

For more information, check out or call 703-425-2404 and be sure to mention Kafferlin Strategies.

Products & Services

  • Project & Relationship Management

At The Clapham Group, we believe that the success of every project depends on excellent project management. Our seasoned professionals develop, plan and maximize resources to successfully achieve your project’s mission. All projects are managed efficiently with the most comprehensive research and development. We believe in team work and keep you abreast of all developments from start to finish as we work in tandem with your organization.

  • General & Strategic Planning

The Clapham Group specializes in general consulting and strategic planning. We develop and execute a comprehensive plan that is tailor-made for your organization. Our numerous services include: strategic planning facilitation for start-up and expansion projects; the convening and coordination of high-level briefings and meetings for pivotal business relationships; and event planning of conferences, meetings and private film screenings.

  • Campaign Architecture & Development

From independent filmmakers to international pop stars, marketing teams from all over the United States turn to The Clapham Group for campaign development. We have a proven track record of furnishing clients with innovative national ‘grassroots’ and ‘grasstops’ campaign strategy. We also implement marketing plans for independent films and cultural products with social consequence. The Clapham Group has been at the forefront of architecting successful campaigns for films such as Amazing Grace, Bella, Trade, Take and the recent blockbuster, Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience.

  • Marketing & Branding

In today’s competitive marketplace, setting your company above the rest is crucial for sustained viability. The Clapham Group sets the standard for branding and marketing for causes and culture products. We thrive at creating the right brand and marketing vehicle that best fits your organization.

  • Public Relations & Communications

The Clapham Group understands the value of effectively communicating and promoting the perfect public image. Our expertise ranges from traditional public relations to the development of New Media. Our services include publicity, media booking, media monitoring, organizing press conferences, and the development of curriculum, promotional material and Web content. We also specialize in writing speeches, op-eds, press releases and editorial content.

Principal’s Biography

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Mark Rodgers is the Principal of The Clapham Group a company that seeks to influence culture upstream of the political arena.  Mark served as the third-ranking Republican leadership staffer in the U.S. Senate for six years overseeing strategic planning and strategic communications.  He also served as a high profile chief of staff to Senator Rick Santorum, working on Capitol Hill for a total of 16 years.  He was known on the Hill for his work on such issues as poverty alleviation and global AIDS, as well as protecting life at its most vulnerable stages.

Mark is a published writer and a speaker at large and small gatherings on the topics of faith and public life, culture and caring for the least of these.  His work over the years included an outreach to “culture creators,” and he has worked closely with artists such as Bono, Patty Heaton and The Fray.  He still collects pop culture artifacts, as the walls of his office attest.

Mark is a social entrepreneur, and enjoys finding ways to help people “do good while doing well.” In the 1980s, Mark worked at the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, a faith-based organization committed to addressing the social needs of Pittsburgh from a Christian perspective.  He also founded the National Institute of Lay Education (NILE), which developed adult education curriculum to encourage reflecting Christian involvement in public life.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Penn State, and attended Trinity Episcopal School for ministry. Mark is married to Leanne, and is the proud father of four children.