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

Kerri loves afternoons in art museums, discovering treasures in used bookstores, and inventing songs to make her son giggle.

Susanna Eckelberger​

Susanna Eckleberger


Susanna Eckelberger has worked in nonprofit fundraising for her entire career. Prior to Purpose Aligned, she held development roles with local, grassroots organizations and large national nonprofits. Her experience as an in-house fundraiser provides valuable insight when helping organizations with development strategies and goals.  Since transitioning to a consulting role, Susanna has helped clients raise millions dollars through grant fundraising. She holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Denver. 


She’s good at: 

  • Grant writing  
  • Grant prospecting and research
  • Developing fundraising campaigns
  • Corporate sponsorship
  • Motivating and engaging boards in fundraising  

When not wrangling her toddler, she spends her time playing tennis, finding the best pasta in Denver, and hiking in the mountains. 

Jodi Fischer
CONSULTANTing 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 and strategies  
  • Corporate sponsorship  
  • Grant writing 
  • Economic development
  • Nonprofit management 

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

Key Partners

Our Clients

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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.