Meredith McBurney, a consultant since 1997, specializes in resource development for legal aid and other advocacy organizations. She has 34 years of experience in legal services, primarily in the areas of management, resource development and grant-making. She is serving as the resource development consultant to Management Information Exchange and the American Bar Association’s Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives.
As resource development consultant to MIE, she works on the design and implementation of MIE’s resource development activities. She also does in-depth consulting with individual programs. In her work with the ABA Resource Center, she researches and analyzes fundraising trends and practices within legal services nationwide, and uses the information she gains to provide information, training and technical assistance to bench, bar and legal services leaders throughout the country.
From 1981 to 1997, she served as the executive director for Colorado’s IOLTA program and statewide fundraising organization. Before that, she was the administrator for Colorado Rural Legal Services.
She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in Zoology from Colorado State University, Fort Collins. When she isn’t working on access to justice issues, she works as a field ornithologist for Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory.