Balancing the big picture with the day-to-day reality of running a nonprofit is both art and science.

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My biggest joy in life is to help others succeed.

—Wendy Burtner

Nonprofit leadership is lonely.

You could use a SideKick!

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SideKick! is an online community for nonprofit leaders to connect, learn and support each other as we work to make the world a better place. Whether your organization’s budget is $2,000 or $2,000,000 – SideKick! is here to help, everyday.

Become a member of our community. As we grow together, we will add group and individual coaching opportunities, live interactive events and shared resources. I can’t wait to meet you!

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As a nonprofit leader, your job is to ensure that your organization

  • has a shared vision for the future, 
  • is building the capacity needed for maximum impact, and 
  • can survive transitions, sector and economic uncertainties—even a pandemic

I was beyond lucky to get the chance to work closely with Wendy for several months. She is a spectacular, hands-on advisor who helped me understand and work through the tiniest of details to big picture planning. Her experience and familiarity with the nonprofit world is so valuable—every issue I brought to her was answered with a true understanding of the field and my organization’s place in it. I highly recommend working with Wendy!”

Ash Andrews

Executive Director, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Consulting Services


Programs that meet your
needs and help you tackle specific issues,
on your schedule.


Smart, simple, flexible plans that meet your needs and give you a roadmap to sustainability and maximum impact.


Interactive workshops (currently all virtual) designed to help you and your team with nonprofit management.

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