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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.

Lara Petrou Green

GRANT WRITING ASSOCIATE

Lara has over two decades of experience providing health, human, community, and IT services to individuals and organizations committed to helping vulnerable populations. She has worked on state government, nonprofit, and private business initiatives, and has a background in public assistance, health, and child welfare services and policy. In addition to her work with Purpose Aligned, she has provided support for various local organizations devoted to child welfare, food security, and cancer awareness, and volunteers with her regional United Way. Lara holds an MSW from the University of Alabama in planning and policy, is a trained IIBA Business Analyst, and a Certified Integrative Health Coach.

She’s good at:

  • Program planning, development, & evaluation
  • Grant writing 
  • Grant prospecting & research
  • IT sector proposal writing
  • Research
  • Policy analysis

 

Lara makes the most of the beauty in her Northern California home. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, and traveling. 

Lara can be reached at lara@purposealigned.com

Jodi Fischer
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 

 

Kaly Otero

Grant writing & Consulting ASSOCIATE

Kaly Otero has spent a decade using narrative to promote social development. Prior to Purpose Aligned she published academic works, presented at the NEMLA conference, and served as a guest speaker at several conferences on gender and feminism, including the TEDX platform. Her experience as a grant writer saw Kaly serving alongside the Assistant Director of People Inc. the largest nonprofit for people with disabilities in the state of New York. She holds a B.A in Comparative Literature and Nonprofit Management.

She’s good at:

  • Systems optimization
  • Grant writing and management
  • Optimizing SEO
  • Cross-function collaboration
  • Creative Marketing
  • Research

 

Kaly spends her time reading feminist history, painting, and daring impossible feats like ten hour flights with her three year old daughter.

Kaly can be reached at kaly@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.