Allison is a strategic, system thinker who believes that every organization must embrace their purpose to position them to achieve their goals. Her curiosity opens doors to authentic dialogue and new ideas that bring dreams to life in practical ways to further an organization’s mission.
She has successfully led a corporate foundation and social responsibility program for a dental insurance company. This included coordinating with boards of directors to secure funding to foster successful implementation of grant programs and innovative projects. Allison has extensive experience building strategic, cross-sector partnerships, designing plans to achieve short- and long-term goals, developing financial sustainability plans, and implementing projects to strengthen health and social outcomes within communities. In her consulting work, Allison has provided strategic guidance and coaching to community foundations and nonprofits, helping them develop and implement plans to achieve their programmatic and sustainability goals.
Allison is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in nonprofits including private and community foundations, community-based organizations and government agencies. She has held positions at Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, Arcora Foundation, Booz Allen Hamilton, and various nonprofits focused on early learning and health.
Allison served as the executive director of Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, where she played a key role in a strategic planning process that resulted in a new organizational mission and direction. She led a team that provided over $5 million annually to Colorado nonprofits through grant funding and sponsorship. She has a clear understanding of grant-making and fundraising, through the lens of funder.
Allison currently works with nonprofit organizations and community foundations in the areas of strategic planning, board governance, program design and implementation, development and fundraising planning, and organizational capacity.
- Erie Community Foundation
- Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation
- Colorado Access Foundation
- Parent Possible
- Bachelor’s Degree in Health & Education
- Master’s Degree in Public Administration