Alessandro’s experience in strategic consulting for non-profits stems out of more than a decade of experience in international development, humanitarian aid, and philanthropy. Thanks to his experience, Alessandro has been able to successfully consult and guide implementation for clients, both in a small and large scale, in the non-profit and commercial sectors.
Alessandro’s broad involvement with non-profit organizations across a range of issues has given him insight on a strategic capacity and on the tactical deployment of resources. He has been involved in running The Santa Maddalena Foundation’s writers retreat in Florence, Italy since 2000, and has been the Secretary of the Board of Trustees since 2006. In addition, he lived in Damascus, Syria working with the United Nations (UNRWA) on social services for Palestinian refugees. During this time, he co-founded and directed Offline:Media, a non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the original work of media professionals from conflict regions. He is also a member of the Family Council of the Flora Family Foundation since 2006 and a fellow of the Institute for Philanthropy. Alessandro is also on the Board of Slow Food USA. As of 2016, Alessandro is on the Board of Advisors of Amigos de las Americas, and the Institute of Play.
Alessandro holds an M.A. in International Affairs and Non-Profit Management with a focus on Media and Culture from The New School University in New York, and a B.A. in Social Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He speaks Italian, English, French, Spanish, and Dutch, and is passionate about photography.