Ignite. scale. repeat.
We are Burnam | Gray - a consulting firm that believes in your nonprofit's ability to strengthen community, inspire those around you,
and transform the world.
We also know that change doesn’t happen overnight, and that the foundation required to turn big dreams into transformative practices
requires visioning, teamwork, and time.
And we are here to make the journey with you.
As a Certified B Corporation®, we are proud to meet the highest standards of social and environmental transparency and accountability.
WHAT WE DO
Burnam | Gray is a consulting firm dedicated to transforming communities and the
organizations serving them. We ignite ideas, scale best practices, and help you repeat the process.
Whether it’s fundraising, strategic communications, storytelling, strategic planning, developing processes
and systems, Board engagement and training, or organizational assessments...
as consultants, we don’t just provide you with the strategy and leave,
we undertake the process with you.
You have the ability to make a difference. We want to help you get there. We’ll analyze your opportunities and challenges, measure and evaluate your practices, and develop a roadmap for success.
You know your organization better than anyone. Our job is to help you grow what you know. Together, we can scale your operations in ways you never thought possible. Just watch what we can do together.
Transformative solutions require community support. We’ll work with you to develop the tools and strategy to sustain your growing operations. Then, we'll move to your next great idea. Rinse. Wash. Repeat.
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Although I wasn’t aware of it at the time, I began preparing to be co-founder and principal of Burnam | Gray in my hometown of Columbus, Indiana where I...
My passion for community and the great city that we live in runs six generations deep in my family’s roots. There is something about San Antonio that...
JUST A FEW OF OUR CURRENT CLIENTS
"Over the past few years, the Garden has partnered with the Burnam | Gray team in a variety of ways including assessing our fundraising program, providing fundraising support and coaching, conducting member surveys, and supporting our communications efforts. Most recently, we have brought in Burnam | Gray for writing, editing, and project management of our member magazine. I appreciate their professionalism and their flexibility in working with our fast-moving organization. Burnam | Gray is a trusted partner and has been by our side and a quick "step in" when we need them."
SABINA CARR, CEO, SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN
"The Bay City Independent School District board and staff could not be more enthusiastic about the marketing plan that Burnam | Gray developed for us. This is not your typical "cookie cutter" plan. It is a usable, ever-evolving plan with specific strategies that truly reflects our community and audiences. We are extremely excited to see what we can do with the tools you've given us. Thank you so much for making my job easier."
GRANT MCGALLIARD, CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, BAY CITY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
"The grant we received from the Knapp Community Care Foundation for capacity building is what brought Su Casa together with Burnam | Gray. Our partnership has been a great gift to this organization. It will have a lasting impact, indeed. I am forever grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the Burnam | Gray team."
- BELINDA FLORES SIMONS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SU CASA DE ESPERANZA
“The entire report that Burnam | Gray wrote based off of our community focus group and general observations is incredible. I am so impressed with how eloquently you told the story. The themes in the report will definitely help me as I consider the mission, vision, beliefs and profile for our school. I cannot emphasize how grateful I am to have your support. Truly amazing!”
TERI SILVA, PRINCIPAL, PERALES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, CITY EDUCATION PARTNERS' INNOVATIVE SCHOOL FELLOW
"Thank you, Burnam | Gray, for a dynamic strategic planning session with our Board of Directors and staff in July 2018. Our group was delighted with your ability to get the room thinking, talking and planning together toward a common strategic vision. Our organization will now have a strong five-year plan to direct our strategy. We are ready to hit the ground running using this plan in January 2019."
STEPHANIE CASH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HILL COUNTRY CASA
"Thank you so much, Burnam | Gray! It IS exciting to see these ideas come to life! This would not have happened at all without you and the (amazing) work you are doing. There are a million and one “Good Idea Fairies” out there in our community who say, "Hey! I have an idea--have you thought of doing X?" And there is simply no capacity for "doing" X. So thank you for creating that capacity now and for the future."
MINKA MISANGYI, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GIRLS ON THE RUN OF BEXAR COUNTY
Training & Talks
Burnam | Gray is available to lead training and conference sessions, webinars, or in-depth workshops for your nonprofit staff, leaders, or Board of Directors. Whether it is a few hours, a full day, or a series of workshops or webinars, we will tailor our presentation to fit your needs and your audience. We have developed and facilitated full Board of Directors’ retreats and staff sessions.
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