About Gail

Gail Perry

Gail Perry, MBA, CFRE, is an international fundraising consultant, trend-spotter, speaker, trainer and thought-leader. She is a leader in a new breed of fundraisers who are on the cutting edge of fundraising today.  Her Fired-Up Fundraising approach, developed over the past 25 years as a non-profit philanthropy expert, has helped organizations raise hundreds of millions in gifts.

Gail’s practical and refreshing approach to raising money in today’s world pulls from the very latest innovative strategies.  An inspirational and popular speaker, she leads energizing fundraising workshops and board retreats around the globe.  She particularly enjoys working with nonprofit board members; introducing them to a new perspective on fundraising and ways they can be successful.  Her book, Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion into Action (Wiley/AFP)  has been called the “gold standard guide to building successful fundraising boards.”

Gail launched her fundraising career at Duke University and then went on to lead fundraising at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  You can read her weekly blogs at FiredUpFundraising.com, and also find her provocative articles at Fundraising Success, Guidestar and Capital Campaign Magic.

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