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David Allen

Contact Information

David Allen
608 West Dean Ave.
Monona, WI
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Services Provided

Fundraising • Development Audit • Staff/Board Training and Development • Major Gift Coaching • Capital Campaigns • Membership Renewal and Upgrade • Interim Staffing Organizational Development • Strategy Development • Practice & Process Assessment • Transition Coaching • Problem Solving Facilitation • Marketing • Guided Organizational Assessment

Organizational Development Guided Organizational Assessment / Accreditation


I am a fundraising and organizational development consultant, working with non-profit organization boards and staff to help them become better leaders, advocates, and fundraisers. In other words: You can raise more money for your organization. I can help. I have worked in membership fundraising, major donor development, communications, marketing, and senior administrative management for 30 years, including nearly half that time with Nature Conservancy (TNC) chapters in Oregon, Texas, and Wisconsin. I also served TNC nationally as an internal fundraising consultant and major donor development trainer. Following my work with TNC, I served 9 years in senior administrative management with the Sand County Foundation. I consider myself a strategic thinker, problem solver, facilitator, educator, and program developer who brings a particular passion for conservation and the environment.

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Guide Listings

Optimizing Direct-Mail Fundraising Appeals
Various blog posts by David are cited in the guide.

Library Items Authored

Strategies for Collaborative Membership Recruitment
This feasibility study, prepared for PALTA by David Allen, researches how land trusts can collaborate to build their membership more effectively and efficiently.

Join the Club: Starting a High-Dollar Giving Circle for Your Land Trust
One-page fact sheet offers tips for cultivating a group of major donors.