David Allen

Principal, Development for Conservation LLC

David Allen

David Allen is the Principal at Development for Conservation, a Madison-based consultancy offering nonprofit fundraising assessment, planning, training, and coaching services. He is a regular presenter at Madison Nonprofit Day, as well as the conservation sector’s national conference, “Rally.”

David has worked in membership fundraising, major donor development, communications, marketing, and senior administrative management for 30 years, including nearly half that time with Nature Conservancy (TNC) chapters in Oregon, Texas, and Wisconsin. He also served TNC nationally as an internal fundraising consultant and major donor development trainer.

He is a strategic thinker, problem solver, facilitator, educator, and program developer who brings a particular passion for conservation and the environment. “I believe that fundraising is a core responsibility for board directors and that even organizations with talented staff are stronger when directors are engaged in fundraising. You can raise more money for your organization. I can help.”