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Change by Incite Consultancy

About us

Our team empowers non-profits to make the most change.

OUR FOCUS

Our focus is to partner with organizations in key issue areas to incite change:

Civic Engagement

Healthcare (currently seeking partners)

Education Reform (currently seeking partners)

Economic Development

Social Justice

Life Sciences

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to create a better tomorrow, today. We know that non-profits are the vehicles to get us there. So we sit with some of the most progressive visionaries in the sector and ask one question: If funding weren’t an issue, how soon could you achieve your mission?

In the process of interviewing non-profit leaders, we’ve learned that fund development is oftentimes not the primary issue. Organizational development is by far the largest factor in determining who gets funded and who has the greatest influence in an issue area.

OUR STORY

Our story begins with our founder, Rosalinda Natividad. Her roots in nonprofit development and success in disruptive emerging technology are the backbone of Incite Consultancy’s vision. Rosalinda started her career in human development and family studies, later applying relevant therapy treatments to the same dysfunctional patterns she observed in nonprofit organizations.

Rosalinda is a national speaker on collaboration methods and is a certified grant professional. She focuses on fund and organizational development, growing ideas into fully funded, staffed realities in record time.

She has supported the development of biomedical innovation (drug discovery, medical devices and infectious diseases), as well as mental health and national level social challenges (civic engagement, poverty, disease, etc.).Teams under her leadership have been awarded over $100 million in grants, and her wealth of experience is responsible for Incite Consultancy’s exceptional funding award rate.

OUR TEAM

ROSALINDA “ROSEY” NATIVIDAD

MPA, Founder and President
Rosey founded Incite Consultancy in 2011 and currently oversees the mission, vision and operations of the company. Her expertise is in proposal development, project management and facilitating collaborative projects and initiatives. Rosey helped secure over $100 million in funding for communities across the country. Her background in human development, economic development and innovation created an interesting and unique intersection, where funders and organizations can mutually benefit.

Rosey started work in the healthcare industry 12 years ago and migrated to other issue areas after recognizing how the application of new and innovative perspectives, technologies and processes could address common problems in a variety of sectors. She believes that inciting movements throughout the nation will create global change at an accelerated rate. Incite was created with that goal in mind.

Among other achievements, Rosey helped secure funds to launch the first accelerator programs under the Hub of Human Innovation in El Paso, Texas and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Under funding support from the Emerging Technology Fund, she helped develop the first shared university proof of concept fund between Texas Tech University and University of Texas at El Paso. Rosey has been featured in international documentaries on entrepreneurs, is a member of the Grant Professionals Association, the National Council of University Research Administration and the Association of University Technology Managers.

SUSAN BACK

PhD., MBA, Senior Consultant
Susan began working with Incite Consultancy in 2014, offering her expertise in developing an enhanced entrepreneurial and startup presence in university settings. She is currently the director of the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Research (SBIR/STTR) Resource Center in the Texas Tech System Office of Research Commercialization. She also serves as a research scientist in the Institute for Measurement, Methodology, Analysis and Policy at Texas Tech University. While on the faculty in the College of Education, she helped obtain more than $27 million in federal grants and served as a co-principal investigator on the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood grant.

Susan has extensive experience in grant writing and project management. She has obtained and managed grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Departments of Education, Commerce, State, Defense, and Health and Human Services, as well as from numerous foundations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Intel, Sun Microsystems and Toyota.

Her research focuses on program evaluation; business and nonprofit education; science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education; community engagement; and higher education outreach and engagement. Susan received her PhD in educational psychology from Temple University and her MBA from the University of Denver.

IZUL DE LA VEGA

MA, Management and Editing
Izul, who joined Incite in 2013, supports external clients and internal grant writers through management of grants and contracts. She has experience with various funding bases, including the Ford Foundation and Neo Philanthropy, and is trained in the grants management software system Streamlink. Izul also has expertise in the areas of civic engagement and social justice, and she focuses on expanding international conversations between Incite and Mexico, specifically in economic development and social justice. She is fluent in Spanish and is reviewing a potential transition into the legal profession, which would bring additional diversity in thought and skill to the Incite team.

KELSEY SCHAGEMANN

M.A. Proposal Development

Kelsey is a versatile writer and seasoned editor whose portfolio of work includes university publications, development collateral (grants, annual reports, solicitation letters), digital content and print magazines. After nearly a decade of experience in higher education and nonprofit communications, Kelsey still relishes the challenge of bringing a client’s mission to life through compelling storytelling and impactful messaging.

Throughout her career, Kelsey has written about community partnerships, youth programming, health and employment initiatives, and social justice trailblazers. Her clients have included established companies and startups in a range of industries, especially cultural and civic organizations, social service agencies, university entities and online media companies. With an eye for detail and a rigorous organizational streak, Kelsey is an adept project manager and effective leader.

Kelsey holds a bachelor’s in English from Kenyon College—where she received the college’s top prize for essay writing in her major—and a master’s in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also has a certificate in publishing from the Denver Publishing Institute. Visit her Online Portfolio or her LinkedIn profile.

DAVID FUHRMAN

MPP, Metric and Financial Analysis and Public Policy
David has a passion for applying his analytic and relationship building skills to reshape domestic public policies that impact communities. He supports Incite’s big picture thinking and provides clients with strong financial analysis of operational budgets and programming. David joined the Incite team in 2015, after demonstrating deep knowledge on social justice issues in homelessness. His other areas of expertise are strategic planning and financial analysis.