Vanessa Burns Consulting Group


BUSINESS & PROF. SERVICES - Business ConsultingBUSINESS & PROF. SERVICES - Consulting (General)BUSINESS & PROF. SERVICES - Writing

About Us

As a philanthropy consultant. I love to work with businesses and nonprofits such as yours to encourage you to do more good and increase your impact.

At Vanessa Burns Consulting, we GROW your impact by writing winning grant proposals and securing needed funding. We SHARE your impact by developing a philanthropic responsibility program for your business. We SHOW your impact in the community by using powerful words and stories. We love collaborating with those who share similar values and always have our client’s best interest at heart. After all, we believe in delivering consulting services with a little heart as reflected in our logo.

Over the past 25 years Vanessa has had a rewarding career in both the nonprofit and for profit sectors and has held positions in special events, fundraising, communications, marketing and B2B sales. She is also on the Board and member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Co-Chair of the Maritime Fundraising Conference and a member of the Grant Professionals Association.. Recent certifications include Financial Management Level 1 and the Indigenous Canada certificate through the University of Alberta. When not wearing her consulting hat, Vanessa is a passionate rock and ice climber as well as President of Climb Nova Scotia. Her life motto is by Marie Forleo “Everything is Figureoutable”. She promises not to take you rock climbing yet guarantees you will climb and summit a few peaks together.


  • Grant Writing
  • Revenue Generating Strategy Consulting
  • Effective philanthropic programs for small and medium for profit businesses
  • Impactful Storytelling
  • Event Management

Rep/Contact Info

Vanessa Burns
Founder and CEO

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