At the Arts Alliance December Board meeting, the board voted to unanimously retain Dianne Alves as the Arts Alliance’s Executive Director on a more permanent basis. Alves, who has been serving as the interim executive director since May, has been providing the organization with much-needed leadership and staff oversight as well as taking charge of all fundraising efforts. The plan was that once the organization was reorganized and reenergized, the search for a permanent executive director could commence.

However, throughout this year and with all the challenges COVID wrought, it became clear that Alves, with her unique skill set and mutual affinity with the rest of the Arts Alliance team, was the right person for the position.

Dianne has worked in development for more than 30 years, helping to grow both the revenue streams and the capacities of nonprofits throughout Oregon. In early 2018, Dianne started Fresh Take Consulting, and has worked with non-profit organizations that affect change by protecting the environment, administering health care and health education, providing housing, supporting comprehensive mental health and social services to children and families, and enhancing K-12 and higher education.

She is a recognized expert in her field and is a frequent presenter for both nonprofit organizations and professional development associations. Her appearances include Willamette Valley Development Officers (WVDO), Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO), and Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

We are absolutely thrilled to have Dianne as part of the Arts Alliance team! Please join us in officially welcoming her. Dianne may be reached at [email protected] or 503-655-0525.

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