is an author, lecturer and consultant on fundraising, marketing and communications
for nonprofit organisations worldwide. After an early career in publishing Ken was UK director of ActionAid from 1977 to ’79 and director of fundraising and communications there from 1981 to ’83. After that he founded the influential Burnett
Associates agency, the first company of its type in Europe. For two decades Burnett Associates
produced some of the most original, donor-focused and effective communications
campaigns to be found anywhere. This tradition continues with the Burnett Works agency. And after a long gap Ken is working with them again now. In the recent past he has worked closely with several other communications
and marketing agencies in the UK, Australia, North America and India.
Ken is partner in the transformational development consultancy Clayton Burnett Limited, a director of specialist publishers The White Lion Press Limited and is currently working
with fundraisers worldwide to build and develop SOFII, the Showcase of Fundraising
Innovation and Inspiration.
In 2007 Ken Burnett 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.
In 2010, with friend and long-time business partner Alan Clayton, Ken set up the transformational coaching, consulting and creativity company Clayton Burnett, now renamed as Revolutionise. Revolutionise offers its clients a little bit of magic, the extra something that makes individuals and organisations excel. In a poll of readers of the UK magazine Fundraising in July 2011 Ken Burnett was voted to be the most influential individual in British fundraising.
In November 2012 Ken Burnett was elected to be an independent trustee of the UK Disasters Emergency Committee, with a specific remit for fundraising. Towards the end of 2013 he was appointed to the Commission on the Voluntary Sector and Ageing, as a commissioner.
Ken's latest book, Storytelling Can Change the World, will be published in August 2014. For WLP’s advance publication offer, click here.
When not travelling on behalf of clients or giving seminars Ken spends his time between Scotland (for Clayton Burnett), rural France and London. So he’s easiest to contact by email, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can follow Ken on Twitter @kenburnett1
To review or buy any of Ken’s books click on the image above.
‘It pays to cultivate the art of seeing the invisible.’
‘Tales are related in a fabulously human way with wit, honesty and a touch of sarcasm, as if by a friendly uncle chatting with those with whom he’s at most ease.’
From the numerous reviews of Ken’s books that you’ll find here.
The Inchnacardoch Lodge Hotel, Loch Ness, where Revolutionise
(formerly Clayton Burnett) host their transformational seminars.
Two of Ken’s books are featured in this new compilation from the USA
of Books that changed my life. Click the image to download.