Lynn Burks, MBA, CAPM (she/her/hers)

Lynn has a passion for building the capacity of organizations that strengthen communities. She has a combined 20+ years of experience in program and grant management, grant writing, strategic planning, and marketing. Her contributions span both public and private sectors, including 10+ years of corporate experience. She has led the launch, implementation, and oversight of capacity building grants, from federal and state funders, to support over 300 non-profits and 90 small businesses. Her grant management experience expanded into academia, where she secured over $8M in grant awards, managed a $30M+ award portfolio, of private and public funding sources, and led significant improvements in internal controls and grant processes.

Lynn has earned an MBA from Capital University and a BS with honors, in Marketing and International Business from The Ohio State University. She also studied at the École Supérieure de Commerce in France. Lynn is certified in project management and is pursuing a certification in grants management.

Lynn currently resides in Garner, North Carolina but will always be an Ohio State Buckeye at heart. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, gardening, and serving in the community.

My favorite thing about this work: Helping to support and advance the work of organizations that benefit and strengthen our communities