“Jen is an excellent analyst, thought partner and critical thinker. Her professional advice and strategic thinking have resulted in consistent growth for our project.”
- Emily Briskman, Assoc. VP JUF Campus Affairs & Director of The Hillels of Illinois
“Jennifer did phenomenal work for Cornerstone Family Programs. She structured the scope of work skillfully, executed research using solid methodology, and developed a thorough and sensible strategic plan. She is smart, thorough and gains the confidence of others. A sheer joy to work with Jennifer and I cannot recommend her highly enough! Would definitely recommend hiring her for any organization.”
- Ann Stachenfeld, Board President for Cornerstone Family Programs
"Jennifer has been a key part of the grants process both in designing program components, developing communications to our stakeholders, and providing technical assistance to prospective grantees. From the outset, she has ably assisted us through the lens of program evaluation, ensuring that both we as the grantor organization as well as the grantees would maintain an outcomes-based focus. Her evaluation work to date has been exemplary, and we look forward to her final wrap of the project findings, results and recommendations at the end of 2021.”
- Rick Cagan, Director, Behavioral Health Tobacco Project, NAMI Kansas
"Our nonprofit completed a six-month assignment with Jennifer Avers involving evaluation and strategic planning. Everything about the experience was positive.
Jen was accommodating when scheduling nearly 50 interviews/focus groups
and was extraordinarily well prepared. She frequently updated our timeline
and always reiterated in writing any changes we made to the scope of the project. Jen's extensive report of findings and strategic plan were very well received by our 60+ member board of directors. I would confidently recommend Jen to any non-profit looking for assistance/guidance when undertaking any kind of strategic analysis."
- Deborah Schatz, Former Board President for NCJW-Essex Section
"Jennifer is extremely knowledgeable, articulate and personable. Not only does she possess depth and breadth in her technical evaluation experience, her strategies for engaging staff are remarkable. She respects her client’s goals and culture, and makes realistic recommendations based on her client's needs."
- Kristen Roberts, Former Associate Director for Chicago Federation of Labor
"Jen is one of the most competent and efficient consultants I have ever had the pleasure of working with over the years. Her positivity, flexibility, patience and supportive approach make working with her a joy. I so appreciate her willingness to act as a thought partner, and despite challenge after challenge (always from twists and turns on our end), she steadfastly remains committed to getting the work done in the best way possible. This is why whenever we need support from a consultant,
Jen is always at the top of our list to engage"
- Nadine Long, Kansas Health Foundation,
Director of Strategic Learning & Grants Administration