August 27, 2015
We caught up with Alison Carlman at GlobalGiving to learn how she became involved with the crowdfunding platform and about the opportunities she sees for nonprofits in this space.
As Director of Evidence and Learning, Alison helps GlobalGiving generate evidence, share learning, and build networks of peers to explore key topics in philanthropy and development. This work includes primary research to understand and support community-led change, and a collaborative project among philanthropic platform leaders to address the ethical challenges of neutrality. In her former work as GlobalGiving’s Director of Marketing and Communications, she helped develop GlobalGiving’s brand voice and ethical storytelling principles. A Colorado native, Alison studied communication at Pepperdine University and received graduate degrees in community development and monitoring and evaluation from South Africa’s Stellenbosch University. Outside of work, Alison is a mom and wife focused on supporting maternal health organizations and advancing collective giving models like the Giving Project at Chinook Fund in Denver.
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