September 22, 2018

Alix Compton, Non-Profit Management Professional

It is critical for an organization to have an articulated strategic vision, and even more critical that that vision can be simply communicated in a way that enables the team to be successful on a day-to-day basis. Similarly, an organization needs visionary leadership, as well as those who navigate the everyday practicalities of ensuring that everyone has what they need to pursue the mission and be as effective as they possibly can.

I am that person: I strive to support the mission, body and soul, and do that by working to translate lofty ambition into practical action.

Prior to focusing on non-profit fundraising and operations, I spent nearly 20 years in professional event management working with a wide range of clients including corporations, non-profits, and trade associations. The majority of my experience was with non-profit community relations and development teams, with a particular focus on fundraising through special events. Working in Seattle with organizations including the Washington Technology Industry Association, Bellwether Housing, King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, Landesa, and the Seattle Symphony, and in Washington, DC with the Overseas Development Council, I developed a knack for producing tremendous results for non-profits on very limited budgets.

My experience also included the other end of the spectrum, working with internal teams at Microsoft to produce the 6,000-person launch event for Windows 2000 and with the Investment Company Institute to manage 1,500-person nationwide conferences, meetings, and tradeshows. I implemented event-focused marketing strategies for Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service, as well as executed all logistics for a four-day, 800-person customer conference for Tableau Software.

A Northwest native, I returned to Washington state after earning my B.A. in International Relations and Asian Studies at Colgate University in upstate New York, and living and working for four years in Washington, DC.