About Us

We promote ideas that inspire and drive social change worldwide.

A diverse group of people posing for a picture with green trees and water in the background. Brandon Payne at Scrandom Media

At Burness, veteran communications, media and policy experts work with digital strategists, designers, writers and producers to create and execute communication strategies that move issues and elevate organizations.

From messaging, branding and research translation to advocacy and public engagement campaigns, we approach our work holistically. We build diverse teams to ensure we engage the right audiences with the right messages at the right time and place, whether that’s through the news, an event, a face-to-face meeting, a digital advertisement or a Facebook video.

Whether from our Nairobi, Bethesda or additional global offices, we’re committed to supporting the changemakers of the world, and that starts within our own walls. All Burnessers are valued and respected for their particular talents and contributions, welcomed into the process of company decision-making and supported in their personal and professional dreams. 

Our Guiding Principles 

We are a mission-driven organization. Our ability to influence social change is contingent on work we believe in and a positive company culture. These are our guiding principles:

A Better World
We embrace social change to improve lives and protect the planet that sustains us – in our community, in our nation and around the world.    

We are an inclusive organization that actively encourages and listens to all voices, and through our work, we seek to elevate people who are too often overlooked.

Empathy & Respect
We value empathy and respect in our relationships.

Collaboration & Teamwork
We celebrate collaboration and teamwork, recognizing that each person’s success hinges upon another’s and makes us collectively stronger.

Result & Impact
We insist on results and seek impact, and doggedly pursue both to improve lives worldwide.

Contact Our Team

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