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Penelope Burk

Penelope Burk, President

Penelope Burk is an author, researcher and mentor celebrated for some of the most important innovations in modern-day fundraising.

In 2000, Penelope introduced the not-for-profit industry to the concept of Donor-Centered Fundraising®, transforming the way the sector communicates with donors and bringing fundraising in line with donors’ needs.  Today, Penelope’s groundbreaking research continues to gain international recognition for challenging long-standing but ineffective fundraising practices and showcasing evidence-based methods that raise more money.


  • has over 40 years of experience in not-for-profit management and consulting

  • is the author two best-selling books

  • has authored more than fifty articles, plays and seminars

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