Keynote and Speaking Topics


Fire Up Your Board For Fundraising: Turn Their Passion into Action

Gail’s Signature Keynote Address:

Transform your board members’ PASSION into ACTION and COMMITMENT.  Gail will share with you her 7-Step Process for creating a fired-up board excited about possibilities and eager to create the resources to make it happen.Discover how to change your board members’ perception of fundraising from “asking for money” to “changing the world.” Introduce nervous board members to “friendraising.” Help each person on your board can find the right role in fundraising where they feel most comfortable.

“I learned more in the hour listening to you than I have in a lifetime. I can’t imagine a more knowledgeable person about fundraising. ”
– Sarah Young, Development Specialist, AMIkids

“Thank you for the “boost.” I returned from the conference with a great deal of energy and put into practice many of the techniques you encouraged. You have helped me lay a foundation for starting a focused and donor-friendly development plan.”
- Marie Shook, Executive Director, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Council on Aging

Speaking Topics:

About Fundraising:

  • Top 10 Major Donor Trends for 2013: How Major Donors are Changing and What To Do About It

  • Mastering the Soft Skills: What They Don’t Teach You in Fundraising 101

  • Major Gifts: 5 Simple Steps to Create a Major Gift Program to Bring in the Big Money

  • Major Gifts: Turn Your “Suspects” Into “Prospect:” Prospecting Strategies That Bring In The Donors

  • Asking for Gifts – How to Never, Ever Get Turned Down

  • Create a Year-End Fundraising Plan to Take You Over Goal

  • 153 Tips to Raise More Money By Mail

  • 10 Mistake-Proof Steps to Make Your Capital Campaign Zoom Over Goal

  • Top 10 Ways to Raise More Money This Year-End

  • Turn Your Fundraising Event into the Best Party in Town: Raise More Money and Have More Fun!

About Boards

  • Turn Your Board’s Passion into Action: Take Your Board from Bored to Blazing!

  • Enlist Your Dream Team Board: 7 Steps to The Board of your Dreams

  • Easy “Friendmaking” For Board Members – A Kinder, Gentler, and Ultimately Much More Successful Way to Raise Money.

  • Create a Fundraising Action Plan for Your Board Members: Easy Jobs for Every Single Board Member

  • The Board Member’s Guide to Asking and Never, Ever Getting Turned Down

“I was bowled over by Gail Perry’s enthusiasm, endless anecdotes and effortless capacity to make fundraising concepts both accessible and exciting. I couldn’t wait to get back to the office to tweak my own fundraising program.”

– Joe Daly, Senior PharmAssist, Durham, NC

Want to turn your own board’s passion into action? Check out Gail’s board retreats..

See why Gail consistently packs conferences to standing-room-only crowds. Contact Gail for scheduling information.

  • Rhonda Howdyshell

    Thank you Gail for a powerful, common sense, down to earth presentation! Easily understandable, and boiled down to help you right away.