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The Academy exists to expand and deepen your fundraising skills, understanding and confidence, with on-demand courses, custom coaching and training, and speaking.
As globally-recognised fundraising and non-profit experts, we believe it’s our duty to share our knowledge and know-how – to strengthen the power of fundraising everywhere.
An industry-leading inspirational fundraising speaker, leader and author, renowned for her Fired-Up Fundraising board retreats.
She’s coached more than 60 capital campaigns worldwide and empowered well-loved, high-impact organizations including the Parkinson’s Foundation, Alzheimer’s Foundation and ALS Society to raise over $600 million.
Gail has helped bring more families together at the Ronald McDonald House in Durham NC with $6m, treat more cancer patients in the Shepard Cancer Center in Greenville NC with $11m, and give people the opportunity to connect with Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville NC with the $12m they raised.
She’s achieved great fame and recognition in the fundraising world and is celebrated for her transformational work with boards, using her innovative Fired-Up Fundraising approach. This approach helps empower organizations to connect with their supporters personally, energizing boards and directing campaigns. Through it, she’s worked successfully with such names as San Diego Zoo Global, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the Trust for Public Land, the US Olympic Committee, and Duke Cancer Center.
A dynamic and charismatic speaker, Gail keynotes fundraising conferences and teaches campaign masterclasses all over the world. She leads powerful board and leadership workshops to drive national and international organizations to greater heights.
Gail’s strong presence on LinkedIn makes her an influential voice in the fundraising community, and she has been named one of the site’s top 15 Voices of Philanthropy for sharing strategic insights and expertise with her peers. Gail has contributed to the #1 best-selling textbook Capital Campaigns: Strategies That Work. Her bestselling book Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion into Action is recognised as the gold standard guide to building successful fundraising boards. It’s living proof of her conviction that energizing people can change the world.
Dr Kathryn Gamble
A world-class researcher, trainer, speaker and leader with significant experience delivering in-person and virtual training.
She uses a wealth of experience gained from three decades at the forefront of fundraising, managing the portfolios of major donors, planning post-campaigns, and masterminding the discovery call process and planned giving. Her long list of successful campaigns covers a wide range of clients.
Kathryn has held many senior executive management positions. She oversaw the entire fundraising operations at Saint Mary’s School and East Carolina University, and has served on nonprofit boards for many other organizations. After her record-breaking fundraising for North Carolina Museum of Art, where she led a successful $50.6 million campaign, she founded her own consulting business.
Academically, she has gone the whole distance. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she completed the Bridges Academic Leadership for Women program of professional development for women in higher education. She proudly submitted her PhD, researching ‘Nonprofit CEO Power and Multiple Boards: Their Effects on Governing Board Role Fulfillment’ to examine what effect additional boards may have on a governing board’s role fulfillment.
Kathryn regularly speaks in public. She presents her research at the ARNOVA (Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action) conference, inspires as a speaker at the AFP NC Philanthropy Conference, and shares her knowledge and passion through teaching at North Carolina State University. She treats fundraising like the running she does in her spare time: with commitment, tenacity and hard work.
In 2017, Gail Perry and Kathryn joined forces. Ever since, Kathryn has played an important role in energizing the Gail Perry Group’s nonprofit clients and transforming their fundraising fortunes. It illustrates her philosophy of looking beyond just raising dollars to affect real change for a better world.
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Our on-demand courses and programs are your quick ticket to some of the fundraising world’s most valuable and impactful insights and training.
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Built around your unique challenges, opportunities, goals and culture, our custom training inspires, unites, educates and – above all – brings you the clarity you need to take strategic action.
Through our major gift and capital campaigns training, workshops and board retreats, we work with individuals and teams at every level to drive change that lasts.
At special request, Gail Perry and her team can be available to speak at your conference, event or dinner.
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