The Burkhart Group scales nonprofit organizations.
Established in 1999, The Burkhart Group was created to provide expert organizational development to volunteer-driven nonprofit organizations.
Recognizing that today’s nonprofits are comprised of volunteers with great vision and enthusiasm, but very little time, we create a plan to move your organization to the next level in a sustainable manner.
By providing professional collaboration, creative design, and strategic thinking, we help you reach new benchmarks and meet the unique needs of the community you serve - efficiently and effectively - so your mission remains at the forefront.
As a company, we are committed to building a team of seasoned nonprofit professionals who serve your best interests by delivering best practices, tested recommendations, and sustainable advice.
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How do we help organizations grow?
We work with scalable nonprofits who want strategic guidance to get them to the next level.
We can help them build capacity in all areas, including personnel, programs, fundraising and overall reach.
We look at the long term and can help an all-volunteer organization make the transition to a professionally staffed organization, engineering their operations to scale smoothly all the way up to a national platform.
We can also facilitate an organization through a major pivot whether that be a new suite of programs, a new target audience, or an entirely new board.
Specifically, we provide the following services:
- Nonprofit best practices
- Creating sustainable fundraising programs
- Developing membership programs
- Volunteer engagement
- Leadership development
Reach out to our team to learn how we can help you grow.
"The Burkhart Group has not only helped the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition create 5 consecutive strategic plans, they have skillfully taught us how to ‘live the plan’ every day. Decisions are made, benchmarks are set, and directives are initiated based on the strategic plan, and the organization has grown significantly because of it."
Executive Director, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
Meet the Team
With decades of nonprofit and for-profit work at universities, member-based associations, magazines, chambers of commerce, and the United Nations in the fields of publishing, health technology, social services, construction finance, and bio-pharmaceutical, The More Than Giving Co. team is poised to bolster our clients’ financial, corporate, and program services to become strong, sustainable nonprofit organizations. Our team provides expertise in nonprofit best practices, board development, budgeting, creating sustainable fundraising programs, developing membership programs, volunteer engagement, and communications.
Vicki Burkhart, founder and CEO of The More Than Giving Co., has over 30 years of nonprofit experience at the executive director level. Vicki works with nonprofit organizations who have visionary leaders, well-articulated missions, and committed volunteers to take these organizations to the next level - including expansion to a national platform. Vicki’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, board development, capacity building, fundraising, and membership development. She leads a team of 16 nonprofit professionals and supports a wide and varied portfolio of clients.
In her The More Than Giving Co. work over the last 20 years, Vicki has crafted over 45 strategic plans, coached 85 organization presidents, strengthened more than 75 nonprofit boards, and worked with hundreds of volunteers to advance their work with nonprofits. Currently, Vicki serves as the Executive Director of Kids’ Chance of America where she is responsible for the management and advancement of the national Kids’ Chance organization, as well as the support and development of its 47 separately incorporated nonprofit state organizations across the country.
Prior to creating The More Than Giving Co. Vicki served as the Vice President for Advancement at MCP Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia. Vicki holds a Master of Education degree from Penn State University.
Fern is a strategic marketing, content, and communications leader with extensive experience and knowledge in leveraging these skills to surpass organizational goals. An alumna of the University of Pittsburgh, her employment in both the for-profit and nonprofit arenas gives her a unique perspective on attracting audiences, nurturing conversations and interactions, building loyalty, and delivering value.
Fern’s expertise in content strategy, product development, brand management, and publishing across multiple platforms have all had, at their core, an interwoven strategic focus aligned with organizational growth relative to specific goals. In 2016, Fern was distinguished as one of the Trending 40 Association and Nonprofit Innovators, recognizing her ability to catapult small and seemingly disparate opportunities into big picture thinking and results.
Community service and affiliations have always been an outlet for Fern’s passion for enabling the growth and spirit of those willing to collaborate on the path toward success. She was awarded The President's Volunteer Service Award in 2012 for her work with the nonprofit group, Quest for Tech, and the Villanova University Greek Advisor of the Year in 2009 for her work in advising the Eta Theta Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority.
Carolle St. Fleur-Cary
With more than 15 years of experience in developing and implementing strategic marketing plans for healthcare companies, Carolle is an accomplished leader in market and client development, skilled in achieving profitable growth and brand loyalty in competitive and challenging markets. Her experience in providing marketing and operational support to small businesses and entrepreneurs - ensuring clients receive deliverables on time, monitoring the progress of projects, and delivering detailed reporting - firmly positions organizations to achieve their goals.
Before joining The More Than Giving Co, she was responsible for executing strategic marketing plans to drive new B2B growth and client retention. She’s also effectively developed and implemented a complex direct marketing program to increase healthcare professional engagement and drive consumer subscriptions.
With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Emerson College, Carolle’s area of expertise includes program execution as well as building strategic relationships across organizations. Carolle is consistent and proven in her ability to create, lead, and manage programs particularly in implementing innovative and sustainable customer-focused solutions that achieve brand loyalty and resultant streams of profitable revenue from new and existing markets.
Caitlin serves as the Social Media Director for The More Than Giving Co. and works to increase clients‘ social media engagement by crafting creative content and analyzing data and trends. She brings a wealth of nonprofit communication experience to the team and has particular expertise in writing, donor relations, email marketing, project management, and social media.
Caitlin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Communication Studies from Ursinus College and a Master of Public Administration degree, with concentrations in public relations and nonprofit management, from Villanova University. Passionate about helping causes connect with their constituents, Caitlin has experience with capital campaigns, strategic plans, qualitative research methods, public relations, fundraising, digital engagement, speech writing, event planning, volunteer management, and advocacy.
Cheryl’s expertise is in the field of community planning, specializing in working closely with grassroots nonprofit agencies with little to no paid staff. Her deep understanding of the nonprofit landscape allows her to guide organizations through transition and capacity development. She helps facilitate collaboration and foster relationships to bridge gaps in the community by bringing all stakeholders together for purposeful collaboration.
Cheryl served on the board of the Sussex County Health Coalition for three years. She also served on the board of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford for six years, spending her last year as the president of the board. She served on the Community and Social Justice Subcommittee for the Delaware Hispanic Commission. She is currently serving on the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension’s Advisory Board and is a member of the Governance Committee for the Fund for Women in Delaware. Cheryl is a backbone member of the La Colectiva Advisory Council.
In 2017, Cheryl was appointed by Delaware Governor, John Carney, to serve on the Behavioral Health Consortium, representing both Kent and Sussex Counties. She currently co-chairs the Family and Community Readiness Subcommittee as a part of the consortium.
Lisa is a social worker by training who has worked in various social services, anti-bullying, educational, cross-cultural, mental health, and public health programs. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Lisa has solid experience in program development, implementation and evaluation, nonprofit development, and fundraising. Lisa brings that layered nonprofit experience to bear on her tasks at The More Than Giving Co. related to its largest client, Kids' Chance of America.
In 2011, Lisa founded Peace Day Philly (PDP), the local initiative for the September 21 UN International Day of Peace. PDP is now a nonprofit organization affiliated with the United Nations, offering programs across the Philadelphia region related to personal, local, and global peace during the week in which Peace Day falls. Through this work, Lisa successfully navigates the day-to-day of nonprofit management including developing a volunteer team, facilitating varied meetings, creating, running and evaluating programs, working collaboratively, and representing PDP at United Nations programs.
Maureen brings strong communication, organizational, and leadership skills to The More Than Giving Co. from various positions within the financial services industry and nonprofit sector. She holds a Master of Arts degree in English from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Certificate in Business from Immaculata University.
Maureen coordinates The More Than Giving Co. clients’ board functions, meetings, programs, activities, events, and conferences. She oversees the administrative functions, provides leadership for all client events, and is responsible for onboarding new clients. Maureen assists in the preparation of client materials and works closely with staff to ensure that clients benefit from the expertise of the team and receive optimal service. She also participates in business development activities, with a focus on building and enhancing current client relationships.
Jill serves The More Than Giving Co. as the Administrative Assistant supporting the administrative needs of client officers, executive committees, boards of directors, and committees. Jill also provides administrative support to The More Than Giving Co. CEO and the other members of the team, as well as assisting with the company’s day-to-day operations and special projects.
Jill has an Associate degree in Business from Berkeley College. Her organizational, multitasking, communication, and interpersonal skills have bolstered her career success in providing administrative support, customer service, marketing, research, database management, writing, and editing in both virtual and office environments.