Clients and Testimonials

Art with Heart
Doorways for Women and Families
Girls on the Run
Global Survivors Network
Hearing, Speech, and Deaf Center (HSDC)
Kitsap Community Foundation
Northwest Access Fund
Northwest Harvest
Rainier Valley Corps
Rebuilding Together
Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers
Washington Distillers Guild
West Seattle Chamber of Commerce
West Seattle Helpline
West Seattle Junction Association

“Working with Allison was a fantastic experience and we ended up with a tangible, useful end-product that was immediately helpful. Her approach to messaging and understanding how to communicate the direct *and* indirect aspects of our work, mission, and values helped us grow in the process. Can’t thank her enough for helping us define our message and find ways to resonate with our stakeholders!”
Chris Langeler, West Seattle Helpline

“While many consultants claim their goal is to help small nonprofits, their content and their pricing is geared toward much bigger organizations. Allison listens carefully to the specific needs of the nonprofits she helps and while getting a fair wage, also is willing to work with small budgets. Her personality and training style is fantastic. All our nonprofits loved her and we look forward to working with her again.”
Ani Gatz, Kitsap Center for Nonprofit Excellence/Kitsap Community Foundation

“Allison Carney is a rare combination of content expert, consultant, community organizer and visionary. Her ability to craft solutions and training for specific sectors and with narrow objectives for a broad range of clients is unparalleled. Her depth of knowledge of the communications and media field surpasses any independent consultant I’ve worked with in the past. Her professionalism, openness to critique and collaboration, and delivery of information and tools was of the highest quality.”
Abigail Blue, Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers

“Allison Carney offers creative solutions for everyday nonprofit communication pitfalls. When deciding to undergo a name change to reflect our geographic program expansion, we knew this announcement presented a great opportunity for increased awareness and support for our mission. After meeting with Allison to discuss our goals and concerns, she put together a comprehensive communications and messaging plan. We’ve used this plan to train our board and staff, maximize giving at our annual event, and launch a cohesive year-end campaign. With Allison’s intuition and expertise, this was an easy process and quite enjoyable – thank you!” -Andrea Travis, Northwest Access Fund

“Allison taught me everything I know about nonprofit communications. With a background in writing, I knew that I could create beautiful, inspiring narratives for Art with Heart, but I didn’t know who would read them. Allison helped me understand how to target the markets where I’d have the most impact, and together, we created a strong online presence where I knew exactly who to target and why. By helping to create the beginnings of a robust marketing and communications strategy for Art with Heart, Allison has been an important player in our ability to reach more kids in crisis than ever before. ” -Erica Sklar, Art with Heart

“I met Allison by chance and immediately knew she was an expert in her field and would be able to help us do some leg work on our internal communications at HSDC.  Allison worked with me to come up with a plan to come up with an agenda and add some structure to our Leadership Team Meetings (yes, we didn’t even have that!) She was extremely effective, she set up the team very well to ensure they were engaged in the discussion and then we actually accomplished our goal within the two-hour time frame! The agenda that she helped us create will help hold us accountable to our strategic goals and focusing more on the big picture of HSDC, as well as allow us to have time to discuss urgent matters at hand. I would highly recommend Allison to anyone who inquires, she is efficient in her process and gets right to what you need with actual results in the end, what more could you ask for!” -Renee Look, Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center

“I hired Allison as a consultant to help me plan, market internally, and execute a major shift in Rebuilding Together’s social media strategy. Allison’s natural insight, good humor, patience, and exceptional ability to explain complex ideas in simple terms helped me sell the idea to my VP, our CEO, and the Board of Directors. And they all loved the results. All of our metrics across Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Flickr, and more went up dramatically. We started engaging with our influencers, showing results to our stakeholders, and generating interest that led to real-world business relationships. And Allison didn’t keep the keys to this ride, she taught and mentored my team and got them ready to take control of our online engagement empire for themselves. Not only did Allison go beyond what we asked of her in terms of results, she taught us how to be self-sustaining with the systems we built together. I can’t recommend her highly enough.” -Tim Parsons, Rebuilding Together

“Bringing the world’s oldest alcohol into the 21st century required a multi-faceted marketing strategy and fortunately, we had Allison. Starting from scratch, she developed a marketing plan to quickly grow our presence in local markets connect with both businesses and consumers. I definitely recommend her!” -Andrew Geffken, Charm City Meadworks

“I hired Allison to do a complete review of my local nonprofit organization’s new website, including copyediting and checking the links for accuracy. Having worked with her previously on other projects, I knew I could depend on her attention to detail, keen eye for grammar, and her understanding of our brand’s tone and style. Before, during, and after the project, her consistent availability and prompt communication were much appreciated and made for a smooth process navigating my organization’s contract requirements. She helped us tailor the project to fit within our budget and still meet our needs, and she delivered top quality work ahead of schedule. Allison is great to work and partner with; I would hire her again, and I highly recommend her work.” -Linley Beckbridge, Doorways for Women and Families

 

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