Gail Perry, MBA, CFRE

Gail Perry Associates

Gail Perry 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.


Plenary (Thursday) and Major Gifts

Transformative Gift Development Begins with the CEO’s Active Participation

Panorama Ballroom

What’s the role of the CEO in creating major fundraising success? Actually, CEO’s hold a golden key that can open the door to many high net worth donors’ gifts. In fact, CEO’s who can effectively engage with major donors can be indispensable assets in fundraising. Author and consultant Gail Perry has coached many CEO’s through […]


Calling and Asking Like A Pro


Capital campaigns are often all about “asking.” We all know that in-person “asks” are the highest and most productive use of any fundraiser’s – or volunteer’s time. There are lots of ways to make asking easier, gentler and much more successful. Gail Perry will share the secrets that all experienced fundraisers know – how to […]

Capital Campaigns