INACENT SAUNDERS, M.S. NPL
FOUNDER & CONSULTANT
Inacent Saunders is a nonprofit practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She specializes in management consulting with an emphasis on nonprofit business planning, program development. In addition to her extensive
on-the-ground experience, she also holds a Masters of Science in Nonprofit Leadership from
Inacent fell in love with the social service sector at an early age when she obtained her first after-school job at a youth serving nonprofit in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY. The experience was so rewarding, that she decided to purse a career in nonprofit work - and she did! Throughout her career, she often found herself being critical of management practices and operational procedures that she thought limited the quality of service to clients. She earned a reputation for fearlessly questioning these practices and being a proactive problem solver at her places of work. Then, in her mid-twenties, a supervisor referred her to the United Way of New York City's Nonprofit Management training program where she discovered the discipline of organizational management. From then on, Inacent understood that her ability to identify and solve organizational issues was actually a natural business acumen for organizational assessment and change management. She then made it her mission to pursue every opportunity she could to build her nonprofit management toolkit. Today, she uses that toolkit to strengthen every organization, and equip every aspiring nonprofit entrepreneur that she works with.
Inacent's devotion to the third sector goes beyond her work and educational endeavors. In her personal time, she volunteers her skills as a board member of two Brooklyn based nonprofits - RenewToday and Seeds to Flowers, Inc., serving as the Board Chair of the latter . Additionally, in January 2020, she accepted a nomination to the Board of Directors of the Association of Nonprofit Specialists - an organization dedicated to building collaboration, community and capacity among nonprofit consultants.