About Us

About Us


Vavarde Strategic Funding is an accomplished team of fundraising and support services professionals from across the country helping nonprofit organizations reach their potential.



Our vision for you is to integrate a team of professionals with your organization in a variety of fundraising and support services areas to maximize your revenue streams and provide a sustainable approach for your future.


Our Guiding Principles:

  • We help organizations with all areas of fundraising and support services.
  • We provide an integrated approach to planning and fundraising which connects all facets of a sustainable organization.
  • We prepare a solution which is tailored to your needs and current skill sets.
  • We find the right blend of professional team members to assist your organization.
  • We work with you as long as you need us.
  • We adhere to the highest ethical standards and work in the best interests of nonprofits now and into the future.

The Vavarde Team

Mark Burnham

Mark Burnham

Project Development


Cynthia Diniaco

Cynthia Diniaco

Site Development & Relations Officer


Matthew Pickus

Matthew Pickus

Business Analyst/Statistician


Liz Welling
Stephen Roberts

Stephen Roberts

Camps, Conference, and Festivals


Resource Partners

Brian Lacy 3

Annual Fund & Data Support

About Brian Lacy & Associates

Brian Lacy and Associates is a fundraising and data services firm with more than 30 years of experience that provides leading industry resources and veteran talent to maximize what your team can do across the giving spectrum.


Custom Website Design & Support

About 4 Elements Agency

4 Elements Agency is a boutique marketing agency that specializes in website design, SEO, and content writing. Our goal with every client is to provide the highest quality service at a competitive rate. With over 25 years of combined internet marketing experience, we provide our customers with a unique perspective, focusing our efforts on strategies that are 100% geared to our customers’ needs and goals. 

Tripod Marketing

Marketing & Social Media Support

About Tripod Marketing

Through our unique 3-part approach and our experiential and digital solutions, we help our clients choose the best pathway to success: customer loyalty and increased sales. Tripod can help you create that lasting connection with your target consumer. We can attract, convert, and delight your audience throughout the purchase process.

Whom We Assist

  • Arts Organizations
  • Churches and Religious Organizations
  • Education including PK-12 and Higher Education
  • Foundations
  • Healthcare Organizations
  • Libraries and Information Centers
  • Social and Community Organizations

How We Assist

Vavarde leadership works with your organization to develop a scope of work proposal. We will determine the best mix of external expertise to facilitate a successful outcome and then help you to create a timeline and metrics for successful completion of your project(s). Then, the Vavarde team will work with your organization to complete your project(s) through embedded assistance, contracted creative services and skills development.

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