Allison Bengtson

Allison Bengtson

Grants Manager at S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

San Francisco, California (San Francisco Bay Area)
Nonprofit Organization Management

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Allison Bengtson's Experience

Program Manager - Strategic Development

ICMA (International City/County Mangement Association)

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

July 2012January 2014 (1 year 7 months) Washington, DC

Directed all aspects of development, which included: managing two funds totaling $3.6 million, creating the organization's fundraising strategy, and overseeing a community grants program.

Development Associate

University of Maryland

Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Education Management industry

August 2010July 2012 (2 years) Baltimore, MD

Reported to the Assistant Dean of Development and managed student, alumni and donor relations. Managed volunteers of a 12 member alumni board and recruited additional volunteers for phonathon fundraisers. Strategically planned, organized and ran giving campaigns.

Program Associate

United Way of Central Maryland

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

August 2011April 2012 (9 months) Baltimore, MD

Partnered with multiple stakeholders to manage multimillion dollar community development projects. Provided policy recommendations, research and data analysis on social welfare topics. Assisted with grant administration for federal and community based grants, which totaled over $2 million.

Mental Health Therapist

Catholic Charities

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Individual & Family Services industry

August 2010May 2011 (10 months) Baltimore, MD

Completed patient intakes, produced psychosocial assessments and provided weekly therapy sessions for clients. Collected patient data and preformed analysis to gauge program effectiveness through completion rates.

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Education Management industry

January 2008January 2010 (2 years 1 month) Arlington, MA

Reported to the Residential Director and supervised staff members in a therapeutic school setting. Taught life skills and utilized proactive behavior management with students. Assisted the development office by engaging with donors and serving as volunteer coordinator.

Allison Bengtson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Volunteer Management
  2. Grants
  3. Event Management
  4. Community Organizing
  5. Fundraising
  6. Event Planning
  7. Nonprofits
  8. Community Development
  9. Training
  10. Program Development
  11. Program Evaluation
  12. Community Outreach
  13. Policy
  14. Leadership
  15. Workshop Facilitation
  16. Social Media
  17. Grant Writing
  18. Organizational Leadership
  19. Teaching

Allison Bengtson's Education

University of Maryland

Master, Social Work


Grade: 3.95

Management and Community Organization concentration with specialties in Social Action and Community Development.

Wheaton College (MA)

Bachelor of Arts


Grade: 3.8

Activities and Societies: Dean’s List, Teaching Assistant, College Preceptor, and received four scholarships for community service and young women’s leadership.

Newton North High School

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