Trustee: Allison Bliss

Marketing Director

Oakland, CA

Why are you interested in becoming a Trustee?
To support worthy business owners get funding to grow their business.
Tell us about your profession or other relevant background.
Film, television, media producer, director, production management for 15 years on major hollywood feature films, tv shows, commercials, events, music, etc. Staff marketing director 2 corporations grown to success in record time. Marketing consultant for hundreds of organizations & companies mostly in SF Bay Area. Taught advanced marketing and currently still consult to Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center in SF, a leading non profit serving startups, incubator companies and microenterprises. Leadership positions at 3 local Chambers, Alumnae organization, Film Organizations and Lecturer/Presenter on marketing & communications to organizations ranging from architecture to career specialists.
Do you belong to any professional networks -- nationally, regionally, or locally? If yes, please list.
Directors Guild of America, various other chambers & associations (see profile)
How will you decide who to endorse as a borrower? What due diligence will you conduct?
Require extensive business assessment intake that I use for clients to evaluate company's marketing, management and financial status and growth model. Need to know owner personally for 10+ years. Prefer to have CEO or owner involved in community support or activities.
How do you plan to support the borrower, both before and after the loan is disbursed?
Will continue as a trusted advisor, as requested by owner. Occassionally may continue to contract company's services, if needed for specialty planning or technical execution.
How will you help us ensure that the loans you endorse have a significant and positive social impact?
Prefer to endorse clients since I get to know their business quite intimately through our process of working together, from a marketing perspective. In so doing, I am able to judge the owners' capabilities, willingness to make intelligent (and sometimes hard) choices, monitor activities, goals, beliefs, growth, hardships, successes, management and community engagement. There is an inherent trust built in that process. I attract clients who offer a significant or positive social impact so if they fit above criteria, I'm comfortable endorsing them.

About Allison Bliss

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First Tier trustee
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On Zip Since:
Aug 13, 2012
(48 months)
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