Dianne has worked in the nonprofit sector for nearly 30 years specializing in program performance and community impact. She has provided training and technical support to hundreds of nonprofit and public organizations on outcome measurement and performance management. She has also supported the efforts of public and private funders to incorporate a focus on outcomes in their granting processes. Prior to starting her own consulting practice in Northeast Ohio in 2002, Dianne worked in the Metropolitan Kansas City United Way system in the areas of community planning, fund distribution and community initiatives. In the late 1990’s she led a community-wide outcome measurement initiative involving five metropolitan United Ways, community and corporate foundations and public funders in the Kansas City area. It was one of the first in the country focused on capacity building for nonprofits and funders as they began to develop and incorporate outcome measures into their work.
Dianne relocated to Nashville in 2012 and has continued her work in the nonprofit sector with a focus on mission and program performance. Dianne has a B.A. degree from Saint Olaf College and an M.A. degree in Sociology with an emphasis in quantitative research from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.