Kim is a masterful communicator, capable of translating nuanced research into relatable and compelling reports for a broad range of audiences. As a grant writer, editor, and project manager on 15+ research reports at the Centers for Research on Creativity (CRoC), Kim's coordination, communication skills, and eye for excellence sustained strong multi-year partnerships with regional and national arts and education organizations, including the US Department of Education. She writes clearly and precisely, yet has an affinity for storytelling. This is a powerful combination that has illuminated CRoC's insights and enabled partners to use the research findings to improve and source new funding for their programs.
Gabby Arenge, Research Associate
Centers for Research on Creativity
I’ve workshopped this story a lot and ended up with too many voices in my head. When Kim read my story, she read between the lines and gave me a profound insight that I would not have found on my own. Plus, she conveyed her editorial thoughts about my work with clarity and simplicity. That’s no small thing.
Nora Slattery, Memoirist, Speechwriter
Ogilvy and Mather
I was really excited with Kim’s writing and the article. Because we had the bike shop in Hollywood, we have had many features written about us over the years including the Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Fortune Magazine, L.A. Times and many more, and no one previously captured the essence of what we do as well as Kim has and been able to put it on paper.
Chris Kelly, Proprietor
Topanga Creek Outpost
Topanga Messenger, Letter To Editor
Kim Zanti helped Get Lit grow from a small $200,000 organization, to a healthy mid-size organization with an operating budget of almost $1,000,000. As a development consultant and grant supervisor, her expertise has strengthened our internal organization, helped define Get Lit's mission, and, most importantly, told our story effectively to funders and donors. We don't let a proposal or grant go out without "zantifying" it. I think she's a genius! Kim is one of the luckiest things to ever happen to Get Lit. Diane Luby Lane, Executive Director
Get Lit - Words Ignite
You are a chef with words.
Linda Stedman, Executive Director
Dry Creek Arts Fellowship
Her writing shone through the accumulated clutter of daily work and enhanced our presentations significantly, when we were planning the next 30 years of the theatre’s capital needs.
Oscar W. McGraw Architect/Planning Consultant
She is a skilled writer who beautifully captures in words the nuances of research in creativity in a manner that perfectly communicates meaning to a wide range of audiences.
Dennis Doyle, Board Member
Collaborations: Teachers and Artists