Through her work with ASMC and others, Allison often used strategic analysis to provide a two-fold service:
- Operational overview and assessments to resolve current pressing issues or obstacles to planning
- Long-term strategic guidance and planning
ASMC Case Study: LA DWP
Public sector clients, such as the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP), frequently contract Allison to advise on strategy. In the case of the DWP, Allison worked as part of a team to facilitate a series of focus groups and meetings. The objective was to create an organization-wide vision from which to develop a strategic plan for the water division.
Allison formed close working relationships with nonprofit serving unique or complex constituencies. She has a wide range of experience in helping arts, healthcare, and community-based organizations.
During the course of providing strategic counsel, Allison often worked with nonprofits such as Plaza de la Raza and the YWCA on institutional growth, as well as on developing and carrying out their strategic plans. These successful organizations continue to thrive in a changing environment. Good strategic planning helped lead the way.