is an author, lecturer and consultant on fundraising, marketing and communications
for nonprofit organisations worldwide. In the early 1980s he founded Burnett
Associates, the first company of its type in Europe. Burnett Associates
produced some of the most original, donor-focused and effective communications
campaigns to be found anywhere. He now works closely with communications
and marketing agencies in the UK, Australia, North America and India.
He is a director of The White Lion Press Limited and is currently working
with fundraisers worldwide to build and develop SOFII, the Showcase of Fundraising
Innovation and Inspiration. (http://www.sofii.org).
Ken has served on several non-profit boards and continues to be an independent
trustee of ActionAid International, of which he is a founding board member.
Ken was chairman of ActionAid from 1998 to 2003, is a former vice chair
of The UK’s Institute of Fundraising, a former trustee of BookAid
International and the International Fund Raising Group (now The Resource
Alliance). Ken is a fellow of the Institute of Fundraising and an honorary
fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing. Until recently Ken Burnett contributed
articles from time to time for parts of Guardian Newspapers Group, including Guardian
Weekly, The Guardian Unlimited/Society Guardian website (http://society.guardian.co.uk)
and also other magazines and websites. He is a regular contributor to
the US journal Contributions (http://www.contributionsmagazine.com).
Ken is author of the worldwide best seller Relationship Fundraising,
its sequel Friends for Life: Relationship Fundraising in Practice, How to Produce Inspiring Annual Reports, Tiny Essentials of an Effective
Volunteer Board and The Zen of Fundraising. All of his books
can be found on http://www.whitelionpress.com. Ken’s first non-fundraising book, The Field by the River, was published in July 2008 by Portico books, an imprint of Anova, to high critical acclaim.
In 2007 he was recipient of Professional Fundraising magazine’s
‘Outstanding Contribution’ award (click here to download PDF) and the UK Institute of Fundraising’s ‘Lifetime Contribution’
award (see http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/Channels/Fundraising/login/670039/
When not travelling for ActionAid, for seminars or on behalf of clients Ken Burnett spends his time between France and the UK. So he's easiest to contact by email, at email@example.com.