She still challenges mePassion is number one when describing Alison. She’s a dynamic nonprofit leader, thinker, community-builder, connector and strategist. She prods and provokes to make whatever you are working on, thinking about, struggling with – come out better. She’s a champion and cheerleader and committed consultant who gives her clients, her projects, her community her all.I’ve had the good fortune to work with Alison on leadership gatherings, nonprofit fundraising, nonprofit start-ups, marketing and outreach initiatives and much more. She’s made me a better practioner than I was. And to this day she still challenges me.
Rhonda Bannard Chief Connector, Inspired Connections, Phoenix, AZ
She is a ForceAlison’s knowledge and enthusiasm for building and sustaining nonprofits is unparalleled. Alison has a unique capacity to inspire, coach and bring out the very best in each of us. She knows how to make an impact in the community and how to bring teams together to make a real difference. I loved working as a senior staff member of her team at HandsOn Greater Phoenix and then with her as a corporate executive philanthropically investing in community initiatives she spearheaded. I always look forward to opportunities to work with Alison and could not recommend her more highly – she is a force.
Laura Lowe Edger Former Program Director, HandsOn Greater Phoenix and Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Arizona Federal Credit Union.
Unsurpassed Energy, Integrity and Enthusiasm“Alison Rapping provided extraordinary training and exemplary consulting during the planning and organizational development phases of an NGO I co-led in southern Africa. Alison brought practical real world experience to our team along with equal measures of inspiration and encouragement for what it takes to succeed in fund raising, community building and networking. In addition to her formidable expertise, Alison brings unsurpassed energy, integrity and enthusiasm to her partnerships.”
Paul Terry Ph.D. Chief executive officer, StayWell Health Management. Saint Paul, MN
Alison will exceed all expectations
Alison is one of the most positive, intuitive, focused, compassionate leaders I have ever met. Whatever the cause, program or initiative, Alison will exceed all expectations!
Deva Hirsch Program Consultant to the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation
Alison has the “Midas Touch”“In simple terms, Alison has the “Midas Touch.” She truly has the knowledge, experience, energy and commitment to turn any project, program or initiative into a true success. From development of community initiatives to organizational capacity building to grassroots coalitions & the list goes on… Alison will make the ordinary, “extraordinary.”
Hilary Juel Asfary Former Board Chair, HandsOn Greater Phx & Intel Corporation Community Affairs Manager, Denver, CO
Without her, I don’t know where we’d be“I have worked with Alison in connection with her work for a start-up 501(c)(3). She has excelled in all aspects of board development, strategic thinking, and developing and executing the organization’s plan. I would trust her with any aspect of board development. She lends herself to an organization’s vision, and she is tireless and conscientious in bringing that vision to reality. Without her, I don’t know where we’d be.”
Mark Rochon Founding Co-Chair, Gideons Promise (Southern Public Defender Training Center) Partner, Miller Chevalier Law Firm, Washington, DC
Incredibly Down to Earth
Alison and I belong to a community of socially conscious consultants who work across sectors. I witnessed Alison earn the respect of a diverse set of participants with her cultural competent approach to sessions she designed and facilitated that focused on shifting the paradigm of social sector organizations to develop strategic relationships with businesses as partners rather than donors.
Alison’s masterful approach to coaching is rooted in her first-hand experience of being a founder and executive director. She understands the daily struggles of leaders who must tend to mundane tasks while trying to find and implement innovative solutions. Alison unique ability to connect with people from a broad spectrum of power and authority enables her to build authentic relationships with her clients. Alison is a professional dedicated to continual learning, striving to walk her talk, an introspection practice, and is incredibly down to earth. I value and enjoy working with Alison when the opportunity presents itself.
Raquel Gutierrez, Ph.D Associate Director, Saint Luke’s Health Initiatives
Alison will exceed all expectationsAlison is one of the most positive, intuitive, focused, compassionate leaders I have ever met. Whatever the cause, program or initiative, Alison will exceed all expectations!
Deva Hirsch Executive Director for the Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation