Because our words shape our world.
Allison Stevens is founder and principal of Stevens Communications Services, LLC, a consultancy that provides editorial, fundraising, and strategic communications services to leading nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and social impact groups and leaders.
Her clients and partners have included AARP, Brevity & Wit, the Center for Progressive Reform, the Center for Sustainable Journalism, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, FairVote, Georgetown University Law Center, Johnetta Betsch Cole, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, MomsRising, PR Solutions, States Newsroom, Sustainable Earth Eating, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and more.
An award-winning reporter, writer, editor, and communications strategist with two decades of experience in journalism and social change, Allison served as senior writer and editor at the FrameWorks Institute, a MacArthur-award winning communications think tank in Washington, D.C., and senior writer at PR Solutions, a public relations firm serving leading nonprofit organizations. Before that, she spent a decade covering Congress as political editor for The Hill; Senate leadership reporter for Congressional Quarterly; Washington bureau chief for Women’s eNews, and Washington correspondent for States Newsroom, a national network of nonprofit news outlets.
Allison won the Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism from the National Press Club for uncovering a secret slush fund that leaders of the U.S House of Representatives created to artificially pad staff pay. She was also part of editorial teams that won awards for election coverage from the National Women’s Political Caucus and the Las Vegas chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Her byline has appeared in The Washington Post, Ms., the American Prospect, Washingtonian and numerous other outlets, and she has discussed politics and policy on radio and television.
Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two boys, loves puppies, yoga, and live storytelling, and is a fan of the Oxford comma.