Inciter | Inciter helps organizations to use data to raise awareness, raise funds, and measure impact.
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Who We Are

Inciter works with nonprofit organizations to turn data into valuable and timely information using powerful tools and a flexible framework. We construct and manage a data ecosystem aligned with your organizational needs leveraging tools that you already have if you are happy with them. We’re agnostic that way. Our collaborative approach allows us to partner with you in developing a data strategy that fits you now and evolves with your organization.

What We Do


Our team of researchers and evaluators put their love for numbers and data to work to help our clients improve their projects and programs. We have the expertise to tackle the evaluation and research projects that strike fear into the hearts of your most industrious staff members. It may seem like there’s an ocean between where you are and where you want to be, but we make the trip easy and we make the trip fun.


We start with a data assessment with every client. We figure out whether you are collecting the right information, storing and processing it in the most efficient way, and getting the right answers from it. Then, we design a data ecosystem that is perfect for where you are now and where your organization is heading. Our strategies and designs take into account what systems you already have, whether that’s a complete database, or a variety of data entry, storage and reporting tools that you are using.


Incite is a cloud-based, software-as-a-service platform designed to enter and store data, and create reports for nonprofits, associations, and fundraising professionals. We understand the work you do because we’ve been helping you wrangle data for over 15 years. Because we are data geeks you know we made sure that the data stored in our system is as accurate as it can be, and that especially includes the reports that come out of it.

Get Visual with Us

Baltimore DataMind

Deforestation Report

Transportation Report Card

Graduate NYC! Map

Breastfeeding Infographic

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Why Inciter?

If you love what you do, but not necessarily numbers, we’re here for you. We’re the data nerds you need to get you where you want to go. We’re here to help.

If you want to use data to make your organization stronger and go to the next level, we’ll get you there. Because, after all, trying to communicate the value of your work without data is like trying to row a boat without oars. Yes, you’ll stay afloat, but you’ll drift aimlessly with no way to get to your destination.

Our Skills

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Meet the Team

When you work with Inciter, you get a team of experienced evaluators and researchers with a killer work ethic who are ready to collect, organize, analyze, and report the data you need to improve your program. And if we really like you, we’ll even add infographics.

Kirk Knestis, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant

and Conjuror of Causality

Jill Scheibler, Ph.D.

Senior Research Analyst

and Jill-of-all-Trades

Jacob Joseph, MPS

Solutions Architect

and Soothsaying Polymath

Kristen Halsey, M.S.

Data Analyst

and Data Viz Whiz



and Inquisitor

What We’re Saying

Our Blog

  • 22 Jun Your Data Ducks Are Wandering All Over the Place. Get Them Lined Up To Maximize Your Technology Resources

    You want data at your fingertips, when you need it, in the right format. Who doesn’t? But often when you go to get reports, the data is siloed and you can’t bring it together, or some of it’s missing, or it’s not accurate, or you don’t know what to make of it.  Maybe you think technology is the answer. It’s understandable. Machine learning. Artificial intelligence. Big data. There is all this amazing technology out there that can make cleaning, analyzing and reporting on data so much easier. Data warehouses, data lakes, and pipelines make it easier to bring all those siloes together into one place without making everyone use a new data system. While these tools can do amazing things, if you don’t have your ducks in a row in......

  • 15 Jun What is Sketchnoting and Why Should You Try It?

    Tired and unfocused during long meetings? I’m going to help you with that. Last week, I had a seven hour Zoom conference call, with about 20 people in it. (I know. I know.) It was necessary, and all parties were actively engaged, and needed to be. This was an author’s retreat for a large research project, where Inciter is serving as the data visualization team. It was important that I stay engaged, not space out, and listen to the findings, the nuances, the decisions people were making. Because I knew I would be called on to do sketches later in the meeting and help them think through how to represent some of the findings. But it’s hard. I don’t think of myself as someone with a squirrel brain, but during......

Contact Us

Have a question? Want to know more about us? On your death bed in Nigeria and need to send your funds to someone? (Wait, scratch that last one.) Reach out to us however you want. Email or Twitter is probably best, though.


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Unit #5049
Washington, DC 20002




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