Consulting

Gail Perry’s Fired-Up Fundraising Consulting Services

With more than 20 years in fundraising, Gail has worked with large and small organizations – including major universities, hospitals, colleges and independent schools, social service, education, health, community-based, grassroots organizations. In every case and for every client, her goal is the same:  to bring a fresh, creative perspective on fundraising.

In addition to applying her vast experience and personal fundraising toolkit, Gail also applies cutting edge techniques borrowed from for-profit leadership development, state of the art viral marketing and branding, organizational development, facilitation and team building to help you move your organization from inspiration to action and FUNDRAISING RESULTS.

She works on a deeper level to spark new energy and commitment from board members, staff members, volunteers, prospective donors and longstanding supporters.  She impacts your organization’s culture to create permanent, sustainable change in the fundraising program and generate long term enthusiasm for your cause.

  • Annual Fund and Major Gifts Campaigns – Gail can help you overhaul your annual fundraising program to bring in much more money.   Her Fired Up Fundraising approach will enhance your current efforts with best practices and engage your board in specific activities to support fundraising.
  • Speaking and Seminars - find out how Gail can pack the room at your conference and fire up your audience with new passion and excitement to change the world
  • Retreats and Board Training - find out how Gail can create a 100% results oriented strategic planning retreat, educate board members about their roles and responsibilities, and how she fires up board members for fundraising in her Gail’s internationally popular “Easy Friendmaking and Fundraising for Board Members” workshop.

Success Stories:

Gail Perry moved us from failure and drudgery with fundraising to success and reliability. She was worth every dollar and more.
~ Angela R. Bryant, Founder, The Wright’s Center, Rocky Mount, NC

The work you have done in developing our board and staff, and in preparing us for a successful capital campaign has been exceptional and is deeply appreciated.  Even one year ago, the notion that we would mount a successful Capital campaign seemed a remote and foreign improbability. But with your help we have made it tangible and the talk of the town.
~ Dr. Finley Anne Bryan, Executive Director, Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Because of Gail, we are on our way to creating a well-oiled machine that can confidently and effectively sustain the financial support we need to do our work.
~ Caroline A. King, Administrative Director, Operation Respect, New York, NY

Gail, I cannot thank you enough for your work preparing us to raise money.   Our board members now have a clear understanding of their role in fundraising, and are actually taking the initiative to implement the plan. This is nothing short of miraculous.
~ Jon Wilner,  Director, the ArtsCenter

Thanks so much for your great advice for our organization.  Your support and enthusiasm are inspiring.
~ Margaret Barrett, Orange County Rape Crisis Center, Chapel Hill, NC

I don’t know where or how to begin thanking you!   Just know that you have changed lives and made a lasting impression on Fayetteville.You showed us how to fine tune what was already in place, how to reword our approach (both written and verbal) more effectively and how to incorporate new initiatives into what already was taking place here at FSO.In addition, your strategies are easy to remember, so they can be quickly put into practice.  For example I have already quoted your “when in doubt throw a party” and “buy a ticket anyway” philosophies when communicating with the board.

Personally, I feel that I have greatly increased my knowledge, skills and confidence in the fundraising area and therefore my value to my organization and any future employer. I appreciated how you supported the staff.  You aimed to help us rather than seeking out deficiencies or putting people on the defense.
~ Linda Frenette  Executive Director, Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra