She is a trusted advisor and deep listener—with an expert ability to absorb and distill clients’ needs into high-quality, customized deliverables. She is also a member of Geneva Global’s senior leadership team, helping to shape the company’s strategies.
Alison currently leads Geneva Global’s work with a large US-based foundation that engages philanthropists in partnerships that align with their strategic priorities. For this client, she oversees the management of four philanthropic funds, which engage donors in Asia, the Middle East, and the US, and will channel more than $600 million to global health and development projects by 2020.
With more than a decade of experience working in communications and fundraising in the nonprofit sector, Alison most enjoys working with clients on projects to develop compelling content about complex social issues that motivate others to learn and give. She also draws upon her experience working in the nonprofit sector on issues related to human rights, reproductive and maternal health, and refugees to inform her work and connect clients to innovative projects and change-making organizations.
She holds a Master’s degree from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
I have opportunities to learn something new nearly every day. For one client, I was able to do a deep-dive to learn about girls’ education and women’s literacy that introduced me to amazing organizations that are changing the lives of women and girls around the world. I’m now able to recommend those excellent organizations to other clients.
How many countries have you visited?
What three words would you use to describe your colleagues?
Savvy, creative, smart
What brings you joy?
Watching my dog run off-leash through the woods. As the poet Mary Oliver wrote, “of all the sights I love in this world — and there are plenty — very near the top of the list is this one: dogs without leashes.”