Associate Writer
With a background in marketing and nonprofit fundraising, Alyssa is excited to bring her expertise in communications and storytelling to the world of evaluation and research at The Improve Group. As Associate Writer, Alyssa helps craft proposals, articles, and reports that demonstrate the power of The Improve Group’s work.

Brings to the team

  • Communications strategy development
  • Digital marketing expertise
  • Deep knowledge of nonprofit fundraising and philanthropy
  • The desire to constantly learn and grow
  • An ability to ask questions about why things are done in order to improve systems and ways of work

Work Experience

  • The Improve Group, Associate Writer (2018-present)
  • jabber logic, Communications Manager (2017-2018)
  • The Arc Minnesota, Stewardship Manager (2016-2017)
  • Girl Scouts River Valleys, Development Associate (2015-2016)


  • Master of Public Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota (in process)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English, Carthage College

Brings to the community

  • Involved in leadership development with programs like Neighborhood Leadership Program through Wilder Foundation and Leaders of Today and Tomorrow
  • Volunteer with Minnesota International NGO Network
  • Photography storytelling projects for nonprofits, most recently Ngong Road Children’s Association in Nairobi, Kenya

Beyond the Bio

Alyssa is committed to seeing as much of the world as possible and has a goal of traveling to four new places each year. When she’s not traveling, she likes to be outside, try new recipes find any excuse to bake something sweet, and check out live music or theater in the Twin Cities.

I love evaluation because… Reflection and growth are two of my personal values and evaluation captures both of these things.