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Empowering the Change Maker in YOU!

Nonprofit SideKick! develops, supports and inspires leaders of nonprofit organizations. Wendy and Stephanie bring both the nuts & bolts AND the heart & soul of nonprofit leadership to their holistic coaching and consulting services, leadership development programs and unique online community.

We could all use a SideKick!

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  • IMPACT cohort working on Effective Governance

April 16, 2024|

Meeting monthly, our IMPACT Program cohort recently explored the practical aspects of governance in the nonprofit sector.

  • Embracing Failure: :earning to Grow from It.

March 14, 2024|

Failure is often viewed as a negative. But our own experiences with failure can be a valuable learning experience and an opportunity for growth.

Jump Start Your Journey

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Want the instruction manual for nonprofit management?

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Ready to leverage your strengths with our Leadership Accelerator?

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Are you looking to grow as a nonprofit leader? 

Change Makers Unite!

Balancing the big picture of fulfilling an important mission with the day-to-day reality of running a nonprofit is both art and science. Leaders need to focus on organizational impact, financial management and effectiveness while they are developing talent, relationships and the overall culture.

We’ve been there and we get it! And we are here to help.

Empowering Leaders

Facilitating nonprofit leaders’ journey to master both the art and science of nonprofit leadership is our mission. Here’s our process to Empower Excellence:

Leaders Empower Excellence


Together, we assess your organization to uncover your strengths and opportunities for growth.


We meet you where you are and co-create a plan to align your goals and focus your passion and purpose.


We stay with you and support the implementation and alignment of your goals and initiatives with your human capital.

SideKick Solutions Customized for You


Unlock your leadership potential through highly personalized coaching for individuals and teams.


Connect with other purpose driven leaders in our membership-based online community.


Increase your impact, focus your strategy or plan for the future at any stage of your organization.

Leadership Development

Accelerate your leadership journey with both in person and online professional development opportunities.

Board Development

Empower board members to improve the governance of your organization with our customized training and facilitation.

“5 Stars — Highly Recommend”

I started working with Stephanie in the fall of 2020 to get a better sense of my strengths and weaknesses (or “balconies” and “basements” as Stephanie calls them) as a leader. I found her counsel invaluable and felt much better situated to approach my work from a strengths-based perspective and to talk about the assets that I bring to a group or a project. She even helped me apply for and take on a new nonprofit leadership role. Since then I have worked with Stephanie and Wendy to help turn my big picture thinking into actionable steps, and to engage my board in a way that was impactful and meaningful for all of us.

The women of SideKick! are excellent coaches and insightful thought partners who really do provide a safe and supportive environment for those of us who want to do our very best for our missions and our organizations.

Sarah Collier, ED of National Road Heritage Corridor

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“I so value your expertise.”

I just wanted to take the time to thank you both for your insight and excellent teachings during our leadership class this cohort. I so value your expertise. Thank you for your time, excellent slides, compelling group discussion questions and emphasis on giving back to the community in the nonprofit sector.

Trista Thurston, Digital Operations Director of the Observer Reporter

“They are fantastic resources.”

Working with Stephanie has been an absolute game changer for me. She completely opened my eyes to a new way of working within a team. Understanding each member’s strengths and natural tendencies led to a massive improvement in our communication. Wendy and Steph’s workshop help me to better understand how our organization needed to clarify our mission and processes. Jump at any chance you have to work with Steph and Wendy. They are fantastic resources.

Bradley Martin, Founder Didius, LLC