"Purpose Aligned has been a superior partner to the RiNo Art District over the years. They have helped the district in everything from Strategic Planning to Board Development and Organizational Structure. Kerri is thorough, direct, and fun to work with. Her work has helped the district grow and adapt in our ever-changing environment while helping us plan for our future. She works well with internal staff, board members, stakeholders, and the greater community."
- Tracy WeilExecutive Director: RiNo Arts District
“Purpose Aligned Consulting came recommended and highly regarded from past clients in the Denver – Aurora Metro Area. Kerri led us through a well-thought-out, fully developed process to creating the Strategic Plan not only for the Aurora History Museum and Historic Sites but, the Aurora Museum Foundation in accomplishing a solid new mission and vision for the future of both entities."
– Scott WilliamsDirector, Aurora History Museum
Kerri and her team at Purpose Aligned Consulting supported us through a tricky planning stage during an even trickier moment in history- and I am so glad we chose to work with her! (...) I am also particularly happy we chose to work with a team that understood the importance of language access and cultural competency. Much of our project required research done in the community and I was confident that her whole team was able to meet the language needs of our participants and be sensitive to our desire for accessible and relevant programming. I would absolutely rehire and recommend Purpose Aligned Consulting for future projects.
- Kristen MayCity of Westminster
"I highly recommend Purpose Aligned Consulting! Purpose Aligned Consulting has worked with
the City of Aurora for over five years. In that time, Kerri completed a wide variety of initiatives
for our department, including consulting with members of our arts district, the larger City,
residents, businesses and our nonprofit partners to redevelop a once-blighted area of the city.
Kerri is a key partner in this work, garnering the trust and respect of City officials, the business
and nonprofit community, and residents. She is personable, professional, and fun – I recommend her highly!"
- Andrea AmoickCity of Aurora
"Simply stated, Kerri Drumm is outstanding at the work she does. Kerri has been instrumental in providing vision and guidance to the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, while always focusing on the value-add and ways we can become better. Through her work, we have been able to become financially stable, fundraise more than we ever have in the past, and end the year with a budget surplus.
Kerri provides a holistic approach in her consulting and coaching, ensuring the needs of her clients are met and always at the forefront. We are so grateful for Kerri, knowing that our organization would not be where it is today without her."
Sara ScottExecutive Director, Center for Legal Inclusiveness
“When we started with Purpose Aligned Consulting, the Aurora Economic Opportunity Coalition was a small, grassroots organization. But we've been growing at a rapid pace, in part because of Kerri and Susanna's great work. The AEOC is deeply embedded in our community and works to preserve and amplify those who live here, in particular refugee and immigrant populations. Purpose Aligned understands that, and all their work is always in line with our community-rooted values. Kerri is a great strategic thinker. Thanks to Kerri and Susanna's help we tripled our budget in one year. It's been great working with both of them and we're looking forward to more growth in the years to come. “
"Kerri Drumm and Susanna Eckleberger have been an invaluable source of support for ROSHNI as a growing Arts Organization. Not only for the timely information for the much-needed grants that kept our programs and events going, but also for the help to identify and network with funding
organizations both on State and National level. Besides procuring grants, Kerri was also instrumental in laying the groundwork for recruiting our dynamic and very diverse board members. She was at hand to give them an orientation and guide them through their rights and responsibilities. Purpose Aligned Consulting has been that incredible source of support, due to which we accomplished a lot this year, including our debut annual festival."
- Deepali LindblomExecutive Director Roshni
"Kerri has been instrumental in helping me lead my non-profit organization from board leadership to fundraising to program design. Kerri is knowledgeable, reliable, and creative and I’d highly recommend Kerri to anyone looking to hire a consultant. In addition to all the coaching and support she has provided me, she is a highly effective grant writer. She took us from $5,000 to over $180,000 annually. She is also happy to teach and help my staff learn about grant writing."
- Brendan BuckleyExecutive Director, Beat the Streets NYC
"Kerri’s professional, high-level support has allowed me to dedicate time, energy, and resources to creating a strong foundation for DAVA. From fine-tuning fundraising and events planning to board training, we have used this time to strengthen our internal systems and build the overall capacity of our organization. Without everything we gained through working with Kerri in recent years, we would not be in the position we are to recover from the impacts of the pandemic. I am deeply grateful for her coaching as a new Executive Director and for her careful and thoughtful work in board development. Kerri’s working style is action-oriented, efficient, and thorough.. The improvements I have seen in our org leadership in just one year are impressive. Thank you!”
- Krista RobinsonExecutive Director, Downtown Aurora Visual Arts
“Your advice with our tricky board issues was spot on. I didn't realize how much people's
feelings and our clunky processes were impacting us. Bringing this stuff to the surface and
developing better processes has allowed our board to concentrate on their work and stop
getting sidetracked in the little details.”
Nonprofit Executive Director
“Vintage Theatre has been working with Kerri Drumm and Purpose Aligned for the better part of the past decade. Kerri has been instrumental in helping Vintage organize their Board of Directors, increasing revenues from grants and foundation support, as well as helping to layout key initiatives to advance the organization strategically.”
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.