Advance your transformative power
Our team is focused on you and your organization’s transformative power. Whether we are walking along-side you through program evaluation, operational development, or coaching, we focus on your success. In fact, this is where our name comes from. Anchoring Success is all about anchoring your current successes to enriching, future strategies… those things that you and your organization can use to advance your transformative power.
Morghan Vélez Young-Alfaro, Ph.D.
Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Kelvin Alfaro, M.B.A.
Co-FounderMr. Alfaro carries 10-years of experience in grantmaking, philanthropy, and strategic planning as well as 7-years in youth and disability services. He holds a strong affinity for measurable outcomes and sharp analytical skills to ensure sound business decisions that mirror and reflect the mission and goals of the organization. He is formally trained through Fresno State’s Craig School MBA program, [email protected] State nonprofit leadership and management program, and completed his undergraduate work in psychology and sociology. Prior to his current specialization, Mr. Alfaro spent years working in youth development programs and services for persons with disabilities.
Don Simmons, Ph.D.
Training and Coaching CollaboratorDr. Don Simmons has more than 20-years of collaborating with nonprofits/CBOs, faith-based organizations, higher education, and government offices. He is formally trained through Texas A&Min organizational development, Southwestern Theological Seminary, and Yale’s nonprofit leadership program. He prioritizes creativity, leadership, and sustainability in his coaching with small and large groups. Ultimately, Dr. Simmons offers leaders a unique perspective for engaging strategic planning and decision making.
Jasmine Leiva, B.A.
Research CollaboratorMs. Jasmine Leiva holds two specializations, that of developing youth focused programming and community organizing strategies. With over 10-years of experience in these areas, Ms. Leiva strengthens research and assessment projects with careful design attention to the intersections of age, sex, gender, language, and class. She is formally trained in through the [email protected] State nonprofit leadership and management program and completed her undergraduate work in sociology.
Katie Kellett, M.A.
Strategy InternMs. Kellett has over 5 years of experience working in community organizations from startup think tanks to global medical nonprofits. She is formally trained in through Regis University with her Master’s in nonprofit management (to be completed Dec 2018) and completed her undergraduate work in leadership communications, Spanish, and event planning. Katie has a drive for creating more equal opportunities for at-risk and marginalized populations. With a keen eye for process improvements, she seeks creative solutions to help CBOs to advance their social impact.
Henry Perez, B.S.
Administrative Support Specialist
Industry Standard, Inc.
BookkeeperAll bookkeeping for Anchoring Success is accomplished through Industry Standard Inc. located in Clovis, California. For more information, visit http://www.isifresno.com/
Our Anchor Story
We bring insights gained from our origins, our anchor. That is, the founding researcher, Dr. Alfaro, comes from and through debilitating and disempowering contexts including homelessness, hunger, abuse, and system-involvement. This literally informs the questions asked, the temperament taken, and the seriousness we bring to partnering for your organization’s success. All of the Anchoring Success team have anchor stories that drive our passion to work behind the scenes to ensure that you and your organization use your transformative power.
Anchoring Success launched in 2014, responding to the dedication shown throughout the nonprofit/CBO sector for the lives of those facing significant social inequities. After completing her Ph.D. at Stanford University, Dr. Alfaro doubled her investment in equipping organizations with people-centered data analysis and assessment strategies to empower data-driven decision making and advance program impact. This is the origin, the anchor, and backing that you get when collaborating with Anchoring Success.
Equity || Creativity || Innovation || Fun
We equip nonprofit professionals and community-based organizations with program evaluation
practices, organizational strategies, and coaching for advancing their transformative powers.