Gail Perry MBA CFRE

Keynote Speaker. Fundraising Coach. Author. Blogger at Nonprofit Evangelist.

Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

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Gail Perry MBA CFRE's Overview

  • Professional Speaker, Fundraising Consultant at Fired-Up

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Gail Perry MBA CFRE's Summary

Nonprofit fundraising consultant, coach, blogger, keynote speaker and workshop leader.
Author, "Fired Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion into Action." (Wiley and AFP).
Creator, Easy Fundraising for Board Members Retreat.

Popular international speaker on fundraising and board members; fundraising trends. Led national consulting firm for over 14 years, helped nonprofits raise hundreds of millions. My "FiredUp Fundraising INSIDERS" professional development program teaches smart nonprofit leaders the very latest in fundraising strategies and tactics.

Goals: Write another book or two. Create techniques into a model that can be easily diseminated and licensed. Have fun while helping to change the world! Throw the best party in town!

Specialties: Fundraising consultant, major gifts consultant, capital campaign consultant, board training and development, nonprofit webinars, motivational speaker, strategic planning, board retreat facilitator, nonprofit marketing and messaging, lobbying and generating political support, trends in the nonprofit fundraising environment.

Gail Perry MBA CFRE's Experience

Professional Speaker, Fundraising Consultant


1995Present (19 years) anywhere

FiredUp Fundraising gives nonprofit organizations and leaders the inspiration, training and skills to do a better job changing the world. We guide, train and coach nonprofit leaders. We help them focus on what's important, get their board members fired up and active in fundraising, get the word out about what they do, bring in mega gifts, and raise much more money with less effort.

Director of Development

UNC Kenan-Flagler

Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry

19881993 (5 years)

Director of Development, amazing experience working for Paul Rizzo, business school dean who had just retired from Vice Chairman of IBM. Helped craft UNC-CH's very first big capital campaign.

Major Gifts Officer

Duke University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

19861988 (2 years)

Got my start in fundraising raising funds for Duke's capital campaign.

Gail Perry MBA CFRE's Publications

  • Fired-Up Fundraising Blog

    • Gail Perry

    Weekly posts with the latest tips and advice in nonprofit fundraising.

  • Fired-Up Fundraising

    • Wiley
    • March 23, 2007

    Turn Board Passion into Action.

    A new approach for involving board members in fundraising!

    Here’s a way to inspire reluctant board members to become enthusiastic advocates for your cause.

    Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion Into Action shows nonprofit leaders how to introduce reluctant board members to fundraising in ways that make them feel comfortable. Here are the secrets to inspiring and motivating your reluctant board members.

Gail Perry MBA CFRE's Organizations

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals

    Chapter President, Programs Chair, State Conference Co-Chair
    • January 1997 to Present

    Awarded Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the chapter

Gail Perry MBA CFRE's Honors and Awards

  • Top Nonprofit Blogs blog ranked #61 of all nonprofit blogs Sept 1, 2013.

Gail Perry MBA CFRE's Projects

Gail Perry MBA CFRE's Skills & Expertise

  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Motivational Speaking
  3. Fundraising
  4. Non-profits
  5. Annual Giving
  6. Philanthropy
  7. Board Development
  8. Stewardship
  9. Volunteer Management
  10. Public Speaking
  11. Community Outreach
  12. Event Planning
  13. Resource Development
  14. Leadership Development
  15. Social Media Marketing
  16. Marketing Communications
  17. Prospect Research
  18. Social Networking
  19. Leadership
  20. Capital Campaigns
  21. Donor Recognition
  22. Non-profit Administration
  23. Alumni Relations
  24. Donor Management
  25. Fundraisers
  26. Non-profit Board Development
  27. Charities
  28. Board Relations
  29. Campaign Strategies
  30. Cause Marketing
  31. Nonprofits
  32. Training
  33. Proposal Writing
  34. Community Development
  35. Media Relations
  36. Foundations
  37. Newsletters
  38. Social Entrepreneurship
  39. Public Policy
  40. Grassroots Organizing
  41. Coalitions
  42. Strategic Communications
  43. Non-profit Leadership
  44. Capital Campaign Management
  45. Board Governance
  46. Moves Management
  47. Major Gift Development
  48. Volunteer Recruiting
  49. Community Building
  50. Direct Mail Fundraising

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Gail Perry MBA CFRE's Additional Information


Raising money to support causes that change the world, fundraising, supporting social change, nonprofit boards, leadership, viral marketing and social networking, current events, progressive politics, flower gardening, international travel, women's issues, the arts, environmentalism, economic development and public policy, throwing fabulous parties!

Groups and Associations:

Lillian's List of North Carolina Edenton Historic Commission Friends of Hope Foundation Carolina Ballet Interact Rape Crisis Center American Dance Festival many, many many nonprofit causes

Honors and Awards:

AFP Fundraiser of the Year, 2011
Phi Beta Kappa, UNC-CH many eons ago!

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