Susan Burnash

Susan BurnashMeet the Workshop Presenter:
Susan Burnash

Susan Burnash is a Communications Specialist with Purple Duck Marketing, a full-service Marketing, Public Relations and Video Production company with offices in Seattle and Atlanta. Through the use of marketing, PR, and video, Susan and Purple Duck Marketing use an integrated approach to helping Nonprofits increase awareness, educate, and garner support for their missions, services, and causes they were created to champion. Susan has worked with a diverse group of clients on a variety of projects including branding, web site development, traditional and electronic marketing, fundraising, video production and public relations campaigns.

Susan has been a passionate advocate for Nonprofits for the last 15 years. Serving as a Communications Specialist, Marketing Coach, and Speaker, she is committed to empowering them with the knowledge and tools they need to survive, thrive, and grow. She has served as the inaugural member of the Foundation Center of Atlanta’s “Expert in Residence Program". She has taught classes for the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, The Foundation Center (Atlanta), The Community Foundation of NCW, Association of Fundraising Professionals (Seattle), Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, and through Purple Duck Marketing and Purple Duck University.

Susan has a Business degree from Georgia State University and a BFA in Writing and Film from Emerson College. In addition to her work with Nonprofit organizations, Susan is currently writing a Nonprofit workbook and CD “How to Write a Nonprofit Marketing Plan” as well as a series of children’s picture books called “When I Pray.”

Purple Duck Marketing's clients include: Ignatius House Retreat Center, The GreenHouse Foundation, Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, The National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud, The Giving Tree, Georgia Center for Nonprofits, The Fuller Center, Benaroya Research Institute, Sana Orphanage, The Alliance for Recovery, The Foundation Fighting Blindness, The Deicke Center, Recovery Coast to Coast, Elmhurst Rehabilitation Center, The Juvenile Diabetes Association, Oceans State Association of Residential Resources, The City of Kirkland, Save Kirkland’s 4th of July, Sustainable September, and more.

“Susan gives 110% to whatever organization
she works with to perfect the message
it sends to the world and thus increase
revenues and profits.”

Michelle Goerdel, Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

“Susan is the complete package. From video production to
all aspects of marketing and promotion, she brings unmatched
experience, expertise and value to every project.”

Jim Karpeichik, President at Ocean State Video