Alison Lewin

Project Manager

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

Experience and Skills:

  • Nearly two decades of navigating success for nonprofits, including faith-based, education, and youth services organizations.
  • Specializes in strategic and business planning, finance and operations, fundraising and development, cultural and faith-based organizations, education and youth services.
  • Previous projects include:
    • Nonprofit Strategy—Led program analysis for diverse stakeholders; revised earned income program structure to achieve 40% growth in revenues over 4 years.
    • Data Analysis and Utilization—Analyzed data from 100K+ entries in over a dozen data sources to identify prospects for direct mail appeal on behalf of healthcare. organization.Financial Management—Established financial and payroll systems for fast-growing community cultural organization. Trained staff in their use.
    • 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.
    • Public Relations—Served as media liaison and spokesperson in campaign that garnered over 235M media impressions.


  • 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:

  • Pro Bono Strategy Consultant, The Taproot Foundation

Sampling of Clients Served:

  • Emanuel Congregation
  • Unity College
  • Sigma Chi Foundation
  • Imerman Angels
  • Honen Dalim Synagogue
  • Temple Jeremiah
  • Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine


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