Services

Services

An effective communications strategy requires knowing what you want to say, who needs to hear it, and what you want to change as a result.

Find out more how Burness approaches Strategic Communcations Counsel

WHAT WE DO

  • Create communications plans
  • Conduct communications audits
  • Provide crisis counsel
  • More
 

Unfortunately, having something important to say isn’t enough to attract media attention. Eliciting substantive coverage requires capturing reporters’ attention with good stories, well presented – and having established relationships with the right journalists.

Find out more how Burness approaches Media

WHAT WE DO

  • Develop media strategy
  • Draft press releases
  • Organize press conferences
  • Secure editorial board meetings
  • Launch media promotions
  • More
 

Policymakers are often the ultimate change agents, representing a critical – and too often untapped – audience for many nonprofits.

Find out more how Burness approaches Policy and Stakeholder Outreach

WHAT WE DO

  • Offer policy counsel
  • Set up policymaker meetings
  • Organize briefings
  • Lead policy workshops
  • Disseminate targeted messages
  • More
 

Great writing can transform health and science topics into compelling documents that move people, inspire action and affect policy.

Find out more how Burness approaches Writing and Publications

WHAT WE DO

  • Draft reports
  • Write opinion articles
  • LiveBlog events
  • Create feature stories
  • Write releases
  • Coordinate design & production
  • More
 

To create change and move policy, academics and researchers need to reach beyond the media to engage people who can make a difference and generate action.

Find out more how Burness approaches Forums on Public Issues

WHAT WE DO

  • Organize briefings
  • Secure expert panelists
  • Lead and facilitate workshops
  • More
 

Building on Burness Communications’ work with more than 300 groups in the United States and around the world, the Institute offers academic and nonprofit organizations media, policy and advocacy training along with academic coursework on advocacy, as well as coaching.

Find out more the Burness Institute

WHAT WE DO

  • Provide practical, hands on workshops
  • Coach experts to be champions for their work
  • Challenge experts to ‘stay in control’ with messages and stories
  • Empower participants to move out of their comfort zone.
  • More
 

Building an audience online requires a deep understanding of the evolving technological landscape, the ability to create compelling, original content – and a willingness to dive in.

Find out more how Burness approaches Digital Communications

WHAT WE DO

  • Build online strategy
  • Connect with social media
  • Engage key bloggers
  • Host webinars
  • LiveBlog events
  • More
 

With a multi-lingual staff and an office in Nairobi, Kenya, we regularly develop and execute Africa-based strategic communications plans. Communicating worldwide requires working relationships with international journalists, and an understanding of social and political realities on the ground.

Find out more how Burness approaches Global Advocacy and Communications

WHAT WE DO

  • Craft communications strategy
  • Lead media training
  • Conduct press conferences
  • Organize briefings
  • Tell stories of social change
  • More