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
Cheryl Doucette, Project Director
Cheryl Doucette joins the Burkhart Group team as a project director and program developer. As a Senior Community Consultant, she works with Local and National Non-Profit Agencies to ensure maximum collective impact in the communities that they serve. She helps to facilitate collaboration and foster relationships to bridge gaps in the community, by bringing all stakeholders together. Cheryl has worked in the field of Community Outreach and Education for twelve years and believes that we each must be the change we want to see in the world. She lives in Felton, Delaware with her husband of 22 years, Ron, and her two spoiled Boston Terrier Fur babies, Buster and Sissy. She enjoys spending time at the beach with her large extended family. Cheryl has five children, twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her role at the Burkhart Group, she is also President and CEO of Resource Link Consulting, LLC. Cheryl is currently serving as President of the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford, Member of the Governance Committee for the Fund for Women, Project Director for the Sussex County Health Coalition, and serves on the Delaware Hispanic Commission’s Community & Social Justice Sub Committee.
Katie Burkhart, Communications Director
Katie is responsible for coordinating and managing overall communications and marketing strategies for Burkhart Group clients. She manages a team of professionals and coordinates efforts with the client volunteer committees. Katie is detail-oriented and strives to provide quality work as efficiently and effectively as possible. Along with her BFA in Design Technology and a BA in Writing, Literature and Publishing from Emerson College, she has an MFA in Writing for Children from Simmons College. When Katie is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and will (eventually) get those fencing lessons she’s always wanted.
Shelley Baumgarten, Project Manager
Shelley is primarily responsible for events management and website maintenance. A graduate of Cornerstone University in Michigan, Shelley began her career as a correspondence representative at Vanguard. Throughout her career there, she became a Team Leader and moved into project management. She then moved into high school teaching at Coventry Christian Schools before accepting a position as the Director of Special Events at the Hill School in Pottstown. Shelley brings to The Burkhart Group a range of program management and implementation skills that benefit our clients. From on-site delivery to back office registration and preparation, Shelley manages programs efficiently, professionally and with a perpetual smile.
Carolle St. Fleur-Carey, Project Manager
Carolle is primarily responsible for providing project management support for the Accelerator Program. She is a seasoned marketing professional with more than fifteen years experience in developing and implementing strategic marketing plans for healthcare companies. Prior to joining the Burkhart Group she worked with Informa, a global bio-pharmaceutical company and Philips, a health technology company. Carolle brings to the Accelerator Program her expertise in driving program execution as well as building strategic relationships across organizations. She has a B.A. in Mass Communications from Emerson College.
Maureen Clark, Community Manager and Events Coordinator
Maureen provides high-level administrative support to President Vicki Burkhart and our client boards. She coordinates the day-to-day operations of the office and is a key point of contact for all interactions with The Burkhart Group. Maureen’s responsibilities include meeting management, preparation and distribution of information, and supervision of the support staff. After graduating from Immaculata University with a BA in English and a Certificate in Business, Maureen earned an MA in English from Villanova University. She brings strong interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills from various positions within the financial services industry as well as religious and educational institutions.
Caitlin Carlson, Social Media Director
Caitlin is a nonprofit communications professional with expertise in writing, donor relations, email marketing, project management, and social media. Caitlin received a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Studies from Ursinus College and a Master of Public Administration degree from Villanova University. She is currently an Assistant Director of Donor Communications and Stewardship at a local university. Caitlin has worked at several nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education in the Greater Philadelphia area. Caitlin is passionate about helping causes connect with their constituents and has experience with capital campaigns, strategic plans, qualitative research methods, public relations, fundraising, digital engagement, speech writing, event planning, volunteer management, advocacy, and more.