David Brotherton is a communications consultant and advisor for the Kendeda Fund’s Gun Violence Prevention program.

David is also president of Brotherton Strategies, where he provides communications services to a diverse mix of national foundations, global NGOs, local nonprofits, and mission-driven for-profit clients. Having spent 25 years working at the intersection of message, media, brand, and social change, David has extensive experience helping organizations develop and implement practical, actionable communication plans yielding meaningful, measurable results.

David has authored several studies on nonprofit communications in recent years including Communication Matters (2014) and Speaking of Change (2015). He previously served as director of communications for the Marguerite Casey Foundation, and has worked as a Congressional speechwriter, a political reporter, and a public affairs consultant.

David earned his bachelor’s degree from Lewis & Clark College and did his masters work in journalism at the University of Oregon. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

How do you unwind or recharge your batteries?

Depending on the time of year or time of day, you’re likely to find me hiking in the Cascade mountains, playing golf around the Puget Sound, listening to live music in one of Seattle’s iconic clubs, or cooking a delicious meal in my kitchen.

Photo credit: Harry Connolly