Gail Perry, MBA CFRE
Founder & President
Gail Perry is a philanthropy leader, keynote speaker, and author with more than 30 years’ experience renowned for her positivity, expertise and insight.
Her company, Gail Perry Group, helps nonprofits reach extraordinary fundraising and capital campaign goals.
An internationally recognized fundraising consultant, Gail keynoted over 100 fundraising conferences around the world, and worked with such organizations as the CDC Foundation, Duke Cancer Center, the Smithsonian, the Trust for Public Land, and the US Olympic Committee.
She is listed as one of America’s Top 20 Fundraising Experts, and was named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Philanthropy in 2020.
Gail is also considered an international leader in successful capital campaign strategies, and co-authored the #1 capital campaign textbook, “Capital Campaigns: Strategies That Work.”
Gail Perry and Dr. Kathryn Gamble were recently featured in a Chronicle of Philanthropy column “Fundraising Campaigns Move Forward Despite Pandemic.”
Her bestselling book, Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion into Action, is recognized as the gold standard guide to building successful fundraising boards.
Gail is an active volunteer leader, serving on the US AFP Foundation for Philanthropy Board, her church Vestry and two University boards.
She launched her fundraising career at Duke University and then directed the fundraising program at The Kenan-Flagler School of Business, UNC-Chapel Hill. Ms. Perry holds an MBA and a BA with honors in English from UNC- Chapel Hill.