David Burrows is head of fundraising at Cheltenham-based marketing agency TDA .
He has over 20 years’ experience of direct marketing. Organisations he has worked with include Barnardo’s, British Red Cross, Guide Dogs for the Blind and St Dunstan’s.
In Professional Fundraising’s poll 2009, Burrows was voted by readers to be the 22nd most influential person in fundraising.
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