Organizations using data to accelerate growth have a responsibility to gather, manage, and use that data ethically. I’m grateful to help clients talk through the tough questions: Do our information management practices and priorities uphold our values? How do we balance transparency and security? Who defines success, and how is it measured?

Allison Willner founded and leads CCS Fundraising’s Systems practice area, partnering with complex organizations to holistically analyze fundraising operations and assess the integrity of key development workflows.

Centered on ‘data in practice’, her work evaluates the ability of client systems and processes to support effective, impactful development programs – given where each organization is now, and where they aim to grow. A strong believer in the power of storytelling, she helps clients take ownership of their data narratives and create clear sight lines from individual activity to big-picture goals.

Allison has an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a BA in creative writing from SUNY Binghamton. She loves good coffee, magical realism, unusual houseplants, and making data visualizations for fun.

select client partners

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Bard College
  • Catholic Health
  • Child Mind Institute
  • Duke Health
  • Duke University
  • Inova Health Foundation
  • Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
  • Operation Smile
  • United Way Worldwide
  • University of Maryland Medical System Foundation
  • Wesleyan University

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Featured Insights


From Info to Insights: The Importance of Change Management in Systems Projects

October 24, 2019

The ability to access and understand the signals within our data has reached peak importance within both the nonprofit sector at large, and across healthcare organizations in particular. In fact, the future of healthcare philanthropy will be built on a foundation of data-driven insights.