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Alison Wheeler

Alison's recommendations and favorite resources for great impact in the nonprofit world.

Alison Wheeler

Alison Wheeler

Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
SOS Children's Villages USA
Google News

Google News

For my work, it’s critical that I am up-to-speed on the news and tracking key developments around the world. Google News & Weather App brings comprehensive, customized and timely news to me right on my phone. During my metro commute or in-between meetings, I can always keep up-to-date on critical news affecting vulnerable children and families around the globe.


TED Radio Hour

An hour immersed in a new thought-provoking topic featured on the TED Radio Hour, is an hour well spent. It stretches my thinking and sparks my creativity to listen to the fascinating curated topics on this podcast.


Harvard Business Review

For me, nothing beats the Harvard Business Review for strategic marketing and leadership thought pieces.

About Alison Wheeler

Alison Oliveira Wheeler is the head of communications and brand strategy for SOS Children’s Villages-USA, an organization dedicated to providing vulnerable children around the world with a loving, stable family. She is a strategic marketing professional with over 20 years of experience with nonprofits and for-profits. Previous to SOS, Alison led Women for Women International’s marketing and communications department, an award winning international non-profit providing women survivors of war with the tools and resources to rebuild their lives. Her experience in the private sector included brand management and new product development at AOL, senior leadership positions at a publishing company in the Czech Republic and Poland and account management at Edelman Public Relations. She received her Bachelor of Arts from UCLA and earned her MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.