Type A

Event Production from a Fundraiser's Perspective


Type A is Atlanta’s strategic dev-comm super-connector and counsel
for clients seeking thoughtful, timely, personalized, cost-effective,
and transformative solutions to challenges
at both the 30,000-foot and the granular levels.

Don’t just take it from us, let our CLIENTS do the talking.

Allison Palestrini knows that success requires broad strokes and attention to detail. Throughout her tenure at Share Our Strength, she led Taste of the Nation Atlanta - our highest grossing tasting event - with grace, all the while balancing corporate sponsor solicitation and activation, close collaboration with the local culinary community, and high level relationship building with donors and key constituents. Allison balances strategy with a personal touch, which enables her to spearhead and execute successful events and projects.
— Debbie Shore, Co-Founder, Share Our Strength

Type A Development were nothing short of miracle workers. When our Special Events Manager quit less than 90 days before our largest fundraiser, Allison, Elizabeth, and their team picked up the ball, ran with it, making it look effortless. Their upbeat attitudes and professionalism kept our staff and volunteers encouraged to the very end. The evening of the event was flawless. Hiring them was the best decision we ever made and we look forward to working with them again.
— Tracy Ballot, Development Director, Mercy Care Foundation

We cannot say enough great things about Type A Development. From understanding our vision through execution of a comprehensive media plan, they were phenomenal. They helped us deliver a national event in markets in every state, literally across the entire country. Very impressed with their ability to leverage media contacts of all platforms in multiple markets simultaneously. A true team player that only cares about your success. We look forward to partnering with them for many years to come!
— Scott Feight, Executive Director, Foundation for Hospital Art

Type A Development is fabulous! Their creativity, great attention to detail, perfect execution and patience ensured our fundraising events were successful on all fronts. I’ve enjoyed working with them and look forward to implementing more of their strategic ideas.
— Stephanie Davage, Development Manager, C5 Georgia Youth Foundation

I have known Allison for 3 years and she is tenacious, intelligent, fun and inspiring. Allison makes the world go around and has fun doing it. She ROCKS!
— George McKerrow Jr, Co-Founder and CEO, Ted's Montana Grill

Allison brings passion to her work that produces big results. She’s a keen negotiator who consistently keeps the larger goals in mind in her daily work. She works smart. I have enjoyed working with her for nearly four years and hope our paths cross again soon. She is someone you definitely want as a part of your team.
— Pano Karatassos, Founder, Buckhead Life Restaurant Group

From initial consultation and planning, to activating relationships and securing media, Allison was instrumental in helping Fado to hit our PR goals this quarter. She jumped on our project late but I couldn’t have been happier with the results. 11 out of 12 markets enjoyed page 1 search results on Google, Bing and Yahoo in March and Fado yielded a 30% increase in website traffic during our most important promotion of the year.
— Ellen Peacock, National Marketing Manager, Fadó Pubs, Inc.

Allison Palestrini has been extremely beneficial with providing strategic direction and innovative ideas to ensure that our fundraising goals are met and exceed expectations. She has used her talent, passion and experience to help us build upon our current relationships with our donors, supporters, volunteers and also help us develop and cultivate new relationships. We are grateful for her guidance and support so that we can continue to fulfill our mission of providing financial support for children and adolescents impacted by brain and spinal cord injuries.
— Lisa Kennedy, Chair, Andee's Army, Inc.

We can’t thank Type A Development enough for the great Webinar they designed and moderated for our chapter. It provided us with a wealth of information to help our chapter learn how to approach sponsorship for our largest fundraiser of the year. They took the fear out of acquiring sponsors and gave us the tools needed to approach them. They also educated us on the wide variety of sponsorships available, tailoring each donation to the needs of the sponsor and the organization. We learned that the need is not only money and that in kind donations can be more valuable than cash. We look forward to using the tools we learned to make our 2017 event the most successful ever.
— Holly Chute, President, Les Dames d'Escoffier International Atlanta Chapter