What you should know about us . . .

Forge was established to serve the mission needs of community-based organizations seeking to make change for individuals in the tradition of social change and social justice. We believe that improving the capacity of these organizations can realize countless gains. Learn more about our key practitioners.

Meet Felicia Sullivan, founder of Forge Consulting.

I am a community advocate, educator, and researcher passionately committed to a better now. For over 25 years, I’ve worked with individuals and organizations to engage 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.

You can find my LinkedIn here and read more about my background below.

Currently based in Colorado Springs, CO, I am open to consulting with organizations nationally.
You can pick a time with me to discuss your organization’s needs here.

Available Services: Capacity Building, Evaluation, Strategy, and Leadership:
– Public and Stakeholder Engagement
– Program-specific evaluation planning
– Board strategic planning
– Succession / Transition planning
– Some operational support when appropriate

– Early to mid-career non-profit leadership coaching, including burnout prevention or reduction/management
– Workshop and retreat facilitation support (specialty in grief and empowerment workshops for community organizers, care and management teams in social justice and service spaces)

I am offering the following types of services but really it depends specifically on your organization’s current needs and goals. I’m always happy to talk with an organization to help them find what support they are needing first and foremost to help move them toward their ultimate goals. I am in a network with many highly skilled consultants and practitioners nationally and can often recommend a better fit if I am not a fit for your current needs.

If your organization wants to work toward one of the above but needs fundraising development or communications support first, let’s talk. I may be able to help you ramp up that work so that your organization is in a place to dive further into your strategy for broader growth.

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 book a call to describe your needs, and so we can seek clarity together, and I will be in touch as soon as possible with a proposal.

Past engagements and highlights:

I also completed the Association for Consultants to Nonprofits program in 2023.
More to be added to our website as it undergoes development.