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Alison Rapping


Alison Rapping, CEO of the Arouet Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting, mentoring and training women involved in the justice system. And, President of Alison Rapping and Associates, a strategy consulting firm that provides consult to community benefit organizations in the USA & Africa. A recognized leader in the nonprofit community, she brings more than 25 years nonprofit experience to her work; She supports nonprofits & community collaborations to be effective, innovative and well-resourced. She specializes in board development, fund development, advocacy, nonprofit management and program design and implementation. Ms. Rapping served as CEO of the Alliance for Arizona Nonprofits, where she oversaw the successful launch of this new statewide organization focused on promoting, supporting and serving Arizona’s nonprofit community. She invested 13 years of her professional career with HandsOn Greater Phoenix, a nonprofit dedicated to mobilizing volunteers and developing and managing innovative community programs. While at HOGP, she served on the National Board of Directors for HandsOn Network.

On behalf of Hands on Network, Alison traveled to Zimbabwe, South Africa, Korea, and the Gulf Coast to support & provide organizational development and fundraising training to organizations interested in creating HandsOn Network models of service. Ms. Rapping served as the Vice Chair for the City of Phoenix Commission on Housing and Neighborhoods, been a member of the City of Phoenix Bond Committee, Chair of the City of Phoenix CDGB review panel, and has served on the BODs for numerous community organizations. She was named one of The Business Journal’s ‘40 Under 40’ emerging leaders in 2002 and is a graduate of Valley Leadership. Ms. Rapping received her MPA from the UMASS-Amherst.

Specialties: Fundraising, Community & Organizational Development, Community Organizing, Women’s Leadership, Strategic Planning, Coaching, Training, Certified “Emergenetics” Facilitator.

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