Gail Perry, CFRE, MBA

Gail Perry

Professional Background
Gail Perry, our President, is an international fundraising consultant, keynote speaker, trainer and philanthropy leader, with deep expertise in major gift and capital campaign fundraising. Her Fired-Up Fundraising approach, developed over the past 30 years as a nonprofit philanthropy expert, has helped organizations raise hundreds of millions in gifts.

With over 30 years experience in successful major gift and capital campaign fundraising, Gail focuses on guiding her clients to transformational gifts that can catapult their organizations to new heights. She is a veteran of over 55 capital campaigns from LA to Maine as consultant, coach or staffer – raising over $500 million.

Gail was recently named #10 on the list of American’s Top Fundraising Experts, published by Philanthropy Media, and her Fired-Up Fundraising Blog is consistently listed among the top fundraising websites in the world. Her best-selling book, Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion into Action (Wiley/AFP) has been called the “gold standard guide to building successful fundraising boards.”

Gail keynotes fundraising conferences in the US and abroad. She has led board and leadership workshops for national and international organizations around the world. 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.