New York, New York
Kevin Allan is Executive Vice President of Changing Our World. An outcomes-oriented, relational leader, Kevin has spent his entire career helping social impact organizations strengthen their fundraising programs and achieve higher and more sustainable levels of support. A “Glober” earlier in his career, Kevin returned to Changing Our World in 2022 following more than a decade in chief fundraising roles.
Kevin brings deep expertise, broad experiences, a collaborative approach, and urgency to empowering the organizations we serve to adapt to an evolving landscape and grow. At Changing Our World, he helps our clients understand their revenue potential, strengthen their fundraising strategies, develop innovative partnerships, and organize for success. Working across the firm, Kevin supports our team in the development of ambitious and implementable strategies that empower clients to step-change their revenues, address complex challenges, and uncover new areas of growth and impact.
Kevin first joined Changing Our World in 2005 serving clients from our West Coast office including California State Parks Foundation, Stand Up 2 Cancer, and AIDS Project Los Angeles. He transitioned to New York in 2008 to focus on our international practice, leading our work with The Global Fund during its 2010 $13 billion replenishment process, Sabin Vaccine Institute, and multiple engagements with UNICEF and its national committees in the US and UK. He has advised CEOs and fundraising leaders, led studies and campaigns, and supported board development and engagement at numerous organizations, including the U.S. Green Building Council, the National 4-H Council, Texas Children’s Hospital, Sciences Po, and the YMCA of Greater New York.
At 32, Kevin was named Senior Vice President of Development at Americares where he oversaw all private support, including more than $575 million in annual product donations from pharmaceutical and medical supply manufacturers. Under his management, overall support expanded by 40%, donor count expanded by double-digit percentages in all segments, the organization’s signature Annual Airlift Benefit revenues doubled, the organization undertook a major CRM conversion, and millions were raised for emergency responses to Hurricane Sandy, Typhoon Haiyan, the 2015 Nepal earthquake, and the Ebola crisis. Later, Kevin focused closer to home as Chief Development Officer at Children’s Aid, one of the country’s oldest and largest child-focused nonprofits, before leading advancement at The Culinary Institute of America for six years.
A native of San Francisco, Kevin holds an M.S. in Nonprofit Management from The New School and later taught in the program. Earlier in his career he managed the service-learning program at his alma mater, Manhattanville College, was Development Director at Stonewall Community Foundation, and supported the charitable activities in a family office. Kevin spent most of 1999 in India working with Project Concern International, an experience that ignited his passion for helping organizations do more. He is the Vice Chair of Dutchess Tourism and an avid, if amateur, cook and gardener.