Alison Russell

Philanthropy Advisor

As a dedicated Philanthropy Advisor at Geneva Global, Alison excels at balancing multiple priorities and projects, from short-term research to long-term strategy creation. Her consistent delivery of top-tier service and strategic guidance makes her a true asset to both colleagues and clients.

Alison enjoys working with clients to enhance clarity and bolster confidence across a variety of philanthropic initiatives. With a passion for creating positive social change through effective philanthropy, Alison brings expertise in consulting, global health, communications, and project management to the table.

Prior to joining Geneva Global, Alison held roles in growth strategy consulting, non-profit program and volunteer management, and interpersonal mental health with the LGBTQ+ community.

Alison holds a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Colby College.

What’s an interesting fact that others would not know about you?

I make maple syrup with my family each spring!

What book, film, or quote has shaped the way you think?

“We can do hard things” – Glennon Doyle

Why did you decide to work at Geneva Global?

I was seeking a role in the social impact consulting space to engage in dynamic, meaningful work and was blown away by the team at Geneva Global and their kind, curious, and diligent approach to supporting philanthropy.

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