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Allison Carney Consulting

Allison Carney Consulting

My entire career has been in nonprofit communications, both working in-house and as a consultant. With experience in digital communications, marketing, messaging, community engagement and more, my diverse nonprofit experience helps me develop customized and cost-effective solutions for all my clients, with the goal of helping you get things done.

Seattle, WA 98106-2313


Allison Carney
Direct line: (401) 965-4049


Communications & Marketing

  • Branding
  • Communications
  • Direct mail
  • Environmental scans & market assessment
  • Market research, surveys, & focus groups
  • Marketing
  • Media relations
  • Online strategy
  • Promotional/marketing materials
  • Public relations
  • Social networking/social marketing
  • Writing & editing


  • Board meetings/retreats
  • Community meetings/hearings

About Allison Carney Consulting

I’m a nonprofit communications consultant based in Walla Walla, Washington. My entire career has been in nonprofits and I know what it’s like to have a billion things on your plate, 50% of them you think you may be qualified for. I’ve been in your shoes and I know it’s not easy.
And that’s why I’m the person to help you.

I’m not a theoretical, costly consultant who’s going to give you a 200-page strategy to collect dust on a shelf. I roll up my sleeves, learn about the unique needs of your organization, and develop tailored solutions fitting exactly what you need, and what you have the capacity for. My goal is that when you sit down at your desk, you know exactly what you should do.
My projects have included:
• Communications planning
• Messaging and elevator pitches
• Social media/website/e-mail strategy
• Event messaging
• Fundraising support
• Audience research
• Copywriting/editing
• Event marketing
• Staff training
Because I love what I do, I also write a blog with tips about communications called Nonprofit Communications 101. You’ll find it at
Here are some of my clients and testimonials:
“Working with Allison was a fantastic experience and we ended up with a tangible, useful end-product that was immediately helpful. Her approach to messaging and understanding how to communicate the direct *and* indirect aspects of our work, mission, and values helped us grow in the process. Can’t thank her enough for helping us define our message and find ways to resonate with our stakeholders!”

– Chris Langeler, West Seattle Helpline
“Allison Carney is a rare combination of content expert, consultant, community organizer and visionary. Her ability to craft solutions and training for specific sectors and with narrow objectives for a broad range of clients is unparalleled. Her depth of knowledge of the communications and media field surpasses any independent consultant I’ve worked with in the past. Her professionalism, openness to critique and collaboration, and delivery of information and tools was of the highest quality.”

– Abigail Blue, Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers

Explore more of my clients and testimonials at

Have something you want to chat about? E-mail me at and I'll let you know if I'm the right person or refer you to someone great!

Background Info.

Subsector Experience

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth, and families
  • Community development
  • Disability issues
  • Economic development
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Immigrant and refugee
  • International NGO/ Nonprofit
  • LGBT issues
  • Nonprofit sector issues
  • Philanthropy
  • Small grassroots organizations
  • Social services - general

Fee Structure

  • By project
  • Hourly rate
  • Installments based on project schedule
  • Retainer

County Availability

  • Adams
  • Asotin
  • Benton
  • Chelan
  • Clallam
  • Clark
  • Columbia
  • Cowlitz
  • Douglas
  • Ferry
  • Franklin
  • Garfield
  • Grant
  • Grays Harbor
  • Island
  • Jefferson
  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Kittitas
  • Klickitat
  • Lewis
  • Lincoln
  • Mason
  • Okanogan
  • Pacific
  • Pend Oreille
  • Pierce
  • San Juan
  • Skagit
  • Skamania
  • Snohomish
  • Spokane
  • Stevens
  • Thurston
  • Wahkiakum
  • Walla Walla
  • Whatcom
  • Whitman
  • Yakima

County Experience

  • King
  • Kitsap
  • Pierce
  • Thurston
  • Walla Walla