"Within a startup organization, a leader quickly runs into complexity and confusion. Questions arise around investment/fundraising, strategy, capacity and mission. Working with Aligned Impact has been a tremendous “value add”, helping us better think through the logic behind our work. Kelly Hannum is a talented facilitator, evaluator and thought partner. She provided our team with the needed tools and external advice to shape not only our approach in to how to monitor and evaluate our work but to align our mission to key activities. I have recommended Aligned Impact and Kelly to many colleagues in the social and education sectors."
"I have worked with Kelly for over a decade on a variety of challenging projects. She is uniquely able to pinpoint the central issues and develop a pragmatic course of action. Her insights have saved us time and enhanced our approach to evaluation."
"I've had the distinct privilege to work with Kelly over a number of years as a colleague. Kelly’s ability to tackle complex topics, and find logical solutions is unparalleled. I've observed first hand her interactions with clients, and the power she has to create insights and awareness about topics that clients have struggled to find clarity. Kelly's wisdom is complimented by a tremendous sense of humor, and the ability to connect with professionals in a way to put them at ease to focus on the work at hand."
"My favorite thing about Kelly is that she will do whatever it takes to get something done exceptionally well. Kelly is the rare gift of being able to figure out how to solve problems other people shy away from. She is easy to work with, original, organized and exceptionally bright."
"Kelly Hannum is my go-to person for program evaluation and measurement questions. She is a thoughtful and pragmatic advisor, skilled at translating terms and concepts into layperson’s language and meeting the client where they are (including working within existing management constraints on a project!). I have brought her in to meet with my team at United Way to review and update our evaluation process, and to help define and articulate certain criteria for our partner agencies’ funding applications. Kelly’s down-to-earth manner put us all at ease; and her feedback boosted our confidence and credibility, validated our efforts, and saved us time and confusion."
"As the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation developed a coaching pilot program for our first-year Scholars, we knew that we had a good idea and a receptive audience and that we needed a talented team to fully realize our vision. Kelly’s thoughtful questions around our goals, desired outcomes, and definitions of success helped ensure that our already solid plan launched spectacularly. She was an engaged partner throughout the process, evaluating how we were doing and identifying course corrections where needed. She responded quickly and creatively when we needed to zig when we had anticipated zagging. She has been an important part of the success of this initiative. We look forward to our continued work as we expand this and other programs in the future."
"When the Network of Executive Women decided to offer leadership development programs for our members, I knew exactly who I wanted to partner with to evaluate our efforts. Kelly is a highly skilled evaluation professional who is a pleasure to work with. She quickly understood what we needed and created and implemented an evaluation approach that was practical and insightful."