Archived stories and articles
on fundraising, communication
and the meaning of life.
• Too busy to change the world? If only we could find time to make this great offer.
• How Nanda found her voice in Nepal. It’s neither what you say nor how you say it.
• Winning the governance game. Diversity leads to better decisions, for sure.
• The last great fundraising opportunity. A plea for creative bequest marketing.
• Partnerships. A possible new direction for fundraising.
• Is there room for experience fundraising? Reflections on the art of storytelling.
• Fundraising on the edge. What to do when it’s your turn with the talking stick.
• The jargon-seeking impulse. Let’s talk less gibberish.
• The speaking event from Hell. This one still embarrasses me.
• Three little words lost. The end of Make Poverty History.
• The spirit of a Christmas just past. Being a donor and how some things don’t change.
• A debt to the master. How the great David Ogilvy shaped my professional life.
Plus a link to one of his epic house ads, ‘How to create advertising that sells’.
A small number of short stories, on video
• The worst tourist in the world. What it means to die from AIDS in Africa.
• Breaking the fundraising mould. How an open mind changed my life.
• Gabriella’s new feet. About the dream. And turning things around.
Shaky, grainy, blurry, crackly, wobbly, showing signs of age... that’s me, more than the videos.
Recent general articles
• A tribute to George Smith. A triumph of optimism over adversity.
• One last small stand, on principle. Why you should move your bank account.
• A Sudan safari. Travel memoire of a would-be explorer.
• Taking heart from some bright stars. About aid to Africa.
• Horror in paradise. How a shocking bout of dengue fever destroyed a dream holiday.
More archived articles will be added soon. Ken Burnett’s blogs and archived articles are free.
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