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about Purpose Aligned Consulting

Purpose Aligned is a woman-owned social sector consulting firm. Since 2014, we have helped groups and leaders achieve their missions and increase their impact. We bring 50+ years combined experience as facilitators, mediators, strategists, fundraisers, and writers.

Welcome: Meet the Team

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Kerri Drumm

Founder and Principal Consultant

Kerri Drumm is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Purpose Aligned Consulting. She has spent over 20 years guiding and cheering on groups to develop and achieve shared goals. After working in schools, the United Nations, and nonprofit leadership, she founded Purpose Aligned to support people to build ‘on purpose’ organizations and approaches.  Kerri is bilingual, Spanish-English. She is also instructor at the University of Denver, where she teaches courses on change management and consulting. Kerri has an MA in conflict resolution and is a certified mediator, skills she regularly calls upon in her work.

She’s good at: 

  • Facilitation
  • Strategic planning
  • Arts and culture planning
  • Program design
  • Board development  and management
  • Grant fundraising
  • Conflict resolution
  • *Bilingual Spanish/ English
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Kerri loves afternoons in art museums, discovering treasures in used bookstores, and inventing songs to make her son giggle.

AJ

AJ Boglioli (they/he)

GRANT WRITING ASSOCIATE

AJ Boglioli is honored and dedicated to build community and uplift those doing the difficult work. As a behind the scenes change maker, they are passionate about being of service and supporting organizations making a difference. AJ comes with a deep knowledge of the Colorado grant landscape, and they have a wealth of experience with small and medium sized nonprofit organizations, notably in the behavioral health and social determinants of health spaces. AJ has a B.A. in Sociology from Penn State University, with DEI in the Workplace Certificates from The University of Pittsburgh, The University of Pennsylvania, and The Essec School of Business. 

AJ is good at:

  • Grant writing
  • Grant program management
  • Nonprofit management and board development
  • Strategic planning
  • Group facilitation
  • Culturally informed executive coaching

AJ grew up in a multi-generational house with immigrant grandparents, and AJ now speaks English and Italian. In their personal life, AJ is a member of the Denver Art Museum, participates in local mutual aid projects, and has traveled to over 25 countries (including 4 trips to Italy). AJ practices Buddhism.

AJ can be reached at aj@purposealigned.com

Jodi Fischer (she/her)
GRANT WRITING ASSOCIATE

Jodi Fischer is an international & community development specialist with fifteen years of business development, fundraising, and program management experience. She has worked with nonprofits, foundations, social impact businesses, and government contractors. She brings a background in global health, education, clean energy and food security. She previously served as a nonprofit executive director, and worked in variety of fundraising roles. In addition to her work with Purpose Aligned, Jodi serves on the launch committee of Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute and raises funds for Adelante Foundation. Jodi brings a communication level fluency in Spanish and holds a MA from the University of Denver in International Development. 

She’s good at:

  • Fundraising planning & strategies
  • Corporate sponsorship  
  • Grant writing 
  • Economic development
  • Nonprofit management 

 

Jodi enjoys reading, plotting her next travel adventure, and spending time with friends and family.

Jodi can be reached at jodi@purposealigned.com 

 

Laura Esterly (she/her)

Grant writing & Consulting ASSOCIATE

Laura Esterly has over two decades of experience at the intersection of fundraising and communications to support a range of social good organizations. Her approach is centered in equity and empathy, and her work has contributed to advancing development goals, changing attitudes and behaviors, strengthening services, and improving systems. She has worked in multiple sectors, including education, nonprofit healthcare, arts and culture, and social services. In addition to her work with Purpose Aligned, she advises people and social impact organizations in the US and around the world on communications and storytelling strategies to reach specific audiences. 

Laura is good at:

– Grant writing and management

– Communications strategy

– Storytelling for impact

– Partnership building

– Grant prospect research

– Nonprofit management

Originally from the Boston area, Laura currently lives in Denver with her outdoorsy, travel-loving family. She is an active volunteer in her local community and serves on the board of a Denver-based literacy nonprofit.

 

laura@purposealigned.com 

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We work with organizations of all sizes, from grassroots community groups to state-wide government agencies.

After fifteen years in the nonprofit sector, Kerri Drumm founded Purpose Aligned Consulting in 2014. She has experience on three continents, in two languages and on literally thousands of mission-driven projects and programs.