The Power of Partnership

Wendy & Stephanie are very different coaches united by our passion for the nonprofit sector and the people who drive it. We work together to support you and your mission. Our holistic approach and dynamic partnership create a perfect balance for the success of our clients.


Hi! I am Wendy Burtner, a nonprofit leader, ally, and coach with more than 25 years of experience leading organizations through transitions and building solid foundations for growth. As one of the founders of Nonprofit SideKick, I bring the “nuts & bolts” of nonprofit management to the nonprofit sector, and I love this work! My love for puzzles and solving problems transcends into my consulting and coaching as I help my clients reframe their problems into solutions. I get excited about the opportunity to transform an organization’s culture from organized chaos to organizational excellence, from frustrated staff and board to a dedicated team.

As a graduate of Chatham College, my experience cuts across all areas of the nonprofit sector, including leadership roles in health and human services, corporate philanthropy, economic development, and arts administration. I get it and I get you because I’ve been in your shoes! I understand the unique balancing act of nonprofit leadership – wearing LOTS of hats while herding LOTS of cats. My mission is to ensure every nonprofit leader or emerging leader is knowledgeable, skilled, and confident in their role as a leader.

I am also passionate about giving back to the community and have served on nonprofit boards for 15 years. In the past, I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of the Grant Review Committee for the Pittsburgh Foundation’s Advancing Black Artists fund, Treasurer and Chair for the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, Treasure for the Positive Vibe Foundation, and Board Member and Treasurer for C3: The Creative Change Center of Richmond. I currently serve on the Alumni Board of Chatham University, my alma mater.

I want to help you Crush your goals and succeed! Working with nonprofit leaders is what I was meant to do. Through the years, I’ve learned that the “nuts + bolts” are essential to nonprofit leadership, and that is why I focus on setting strategy and integrating core business functions into my coaching. I aim to bring all that I have learned from all areas of nonprofit management together in one place so that others can learn what it takes to become financially and emotionally thriving. Let’s do this and grow together!

Learn more about me and connect with me on LinkedIn.

Meet Stephanie

Hi! I am Stephanie Masters, a caffeine-fueled coach and consultant! I have been a life-long educator and coach passionate about building individuals’ capabilities to bring their dreams to life for over 25 years. I am a connector who loves learning about my clients and how to create the right network and resources to thrive in the nonprofit world. I bring the “heart & soul” of nonprofit leadership development to the Nonprofit SideKick partnership. As a CliftonStrengths certified coach and organizational development consultant, I love encouraging nonprofit leaders to “dream big” while leveraging their and the team’s strengths to fulfill their organizational goals. My primary mission is to transform cultures from “organized chaos” to organizational excellence.

Developing strong community leaders is my happy place! I am a lifelong learner and obtained my Masters in Instructional Leadership from Robert Morris University and SHRM-SCP. I also hold facilitation certifications from DDI, Achieve Global, Franklin Covey, Gallup, and Lominger. My previous work experience includes sales, education, human services, banking/financial services, manufacturing, higher education, and human resources before starting my consulting firm in 2017. I spent 25 years exploring ways to refine my passion, leading me to partner with others to explore their innate talent and strengths to create a plan to integrate them into their personal and professional goals.

Making a difference in the lives of others and giving back to the community is essential to me. I currently serve on the Washington Gay-Straight Alliance Board and Junior Achievement. Since 2011, I’ve volunteered as a facilitator with Leadership Washington County. A nonprofit organization focused on developing community leaders.

I love my work and want to set you and your organization up for success! Adding the “heart + soul” to nonprofit leadership is essential, and that is why I focus on a strengths-based approach with individuals, teams, and leadership. I believe in a holistic approach to coaching, the whole person, balancing professional and personal goals. Nonprofit management is a unique balancing act; I am here to help you learn it!

Learn more about me and connect with me on LinkedIn.

Wendy & Stephanie’s CliftonStrengths







Together, Wendy & Stephanie work to improve effectiveness and efficiency by evaluating processes and how individuals work to achieve shared goals.

Their complementary strengths allow them to holistically approach an organization to build strong infrastructure, operations, and a culture of performance and engagement.







We Are Passionate About Our Clients’ Success

We’ve worked with leaders of nonprofits of all sizes to equip them with the knowledge, resources, networks and support they need to build their organizations and advance their missions. We meet every client where they are so that we can develop a path forward to crush their goals!