About

What you should know about us . . .

I’m Felicia Sullivan and I’m the founder of Forge Consulting. I am a community advocate, educator, and researcher passionately committed to a better now. For 25 years, I’ve worked with individuals and organizations to engaged and act for the greater good. I do this through authentic communication, compassion, and connection. I want the spaces we learn, work and live in to be better for us all.

Most of my experience has been on the ground in communities that are multi-ethnic, urban, and fueled with passionate people from all walks of life. I am a mission-driven professional with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in the nonprofit sector. I have a special love of organizations working in arts & culture, social justice, media & technology, and education. I received my doctorate of philosophy in public policy from the John W. McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Boston and I hold a Master’s of Arts in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research. So in other words, I’ve got the credentials.

My adopted hometown and civic life are centered in Lowell, MA. To find out more about my background and qualifications visit my LinkedIN.

Meet Mary Tauras, Associate with Forge Consulting.

Over the past 10 years, I’ve worked in non-profit start-up, development, and leadership spaces. I’ve led coalitions, developed, managed, and fundraised for programs and organizations, and coached other leaders in their journeys. Born in Guatemala to American international development and NGO aid workers, I’ve always had a global and cross-cultural frame of reference.
I studied liberal arts, economics, religions, and environmental sciences, before completing a Bachelor’s to Master’s program at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, in Community Social Psychology and Peace and Conflict Studies (with coursework in public policy, mediation, and non-profit management), and also received a professional certification in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the Institute for Nonprofit Management, also associated with Tufts University Tisch College of Civic Life.
You can find my LinkedIn here.
Currently based in Colorado Springs, CO, I am open to consulting with organizations nationally.

I am offering the following types of services but really it depends specifically on your organization’s current needs and goals.
– Individual donor development program
– Program-specific development plan
– Grant-writing contract
– Program-specific evaluation planning
– Board strategic planning
– Communications and website contract
– Facilitation services
– Early to mid-career non-profit leadership coaching

After a consultation assessment, I will provide a detailed set of offerings and prices based on your board and staff’s current needs. Please contact me via mary@forge-consulting.com to set up a consultation appointment. If you have a specific project in mind, please feel free to send me your RFP template or describe your needs and I will be in touch as soon as possible.