Alison Lewin

Associate

“Maximizing social impact depends upon your organization’s balance of efficiency and effectiveness.”

Experience and Skills:

  • Serves clients in specialty staffing roles.
  • More than 15 years of navigating success for nonprofits, including faith-based, education, and youth services organizations.
  • Specializes in strategic and business planning, budgeting and finance, fundraising and development, religious and cultural organizations, education and youth services.
  • Previous projects include:
    • Fundraising and Relationship Management—Developed a program to partner with community organizations to provide funding, volunteers, and in-kind contributions to achieve eightfold increase in students served as part of a fundraising and literacy awareness event that raised over $200K in general operating support in Chicago alone. Served as media liaison and spokesperson in campaign that garnered over 235M media impressions.
    • Nonprofit Strategy—Led program analysis for diverse stakeholders; revised curriculum and program structure to achieve 40% growth in revenues over 4 years.
    • Financial Management—Created system for in-house expense and budget tracking at youth services organization. Trained staff in its use.

Education:

  • MBA, Boston University. Dual concentrations in Public and Nonprofit Management, and Strategy and Business Analysis
  • BA in Religious Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professional and Community Affiliations:

  • Member, Association Forum of Chicago
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