Allison Trimarco is the founder of Creative Capacity, which works with nonprofit organizations of all types to develop creative solutions to nonprofit management challenges. Her practice focuses on strategic planning, fundraising, community engagement, and volunteer development projects. Since 2002, she has helped nonprofits develop their management capacity to better serve their organization’s mission. Her clients work in every sector of the nonprofit field, but she has a special interest in working with arts and culture organizations, youth-serving groups, and women’s organizations.
Prior to beginning her consulting practice, Allison worked for a wide range of nonprofit organizations, primarily in the arts and in youth service and development. She served as the Managing Director for Scrap Mettle SOUL Performance in Chicago, increasing its ticket sales by 75% and its organizational budget by 40% during her tenure. She also managed programs and public relations for one of the largest public libraries in Illinois, participating in a successful $20 million dollar bond campaign that funded a complete renovation of the library.
She is an affiliated instructor with The Nonprofit Center at La Salle University, delivering workshops on fundraising, strategic planning, and board development. She is also an adjunct professor in Drexel University’s graduate program in Arts Administration and Museum Leadership. Allison earned her Master’s degree in Arts Management with highest distinction at Carnegie Mellon University, and her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre cum laude at Smith College.