Christopher Allers, Partner with Advantage Consulting, LLC is the former Executive Vice President of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and received his Doctorate in Counseling (Georgia State University, 1993). Chris has excelled as a non-profit professional for more than 30 years. Dr. Allers has performed a variety of roles in the nonprofit sector including as an executive director, “funder,” researcher and independent consultant.
Chris served as the Executive Vice President at United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta from 2003-09 and helped launch the 2-1-1 system across the nation between 1999 and 2002. He is the founder/co-founder of four nonprofits in Metro Atlanta and has a distinguished professional record in areas such as collective impact, social research, organizational/board development, program measurement and evaluation, strategic planning, mental health/substance abuse disorder assessment and treatment, organizational change management, team building, nonprofit management and supervision.
Dr. Allers is the author of more than 15 published research articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is the recipient of the Facilitation Impact "Gold" Award from the Southeast Association of Facilitators (2003). Chris is a nationally recognized trainer, having delivered more than 35 keynote addresses, conference presentations and national workshops. In the past 20 years, Dr. Allers has conducted over 150 training events across Georgia.