Gail Perry, MBA, CFRE

  • Fundraising Consultant, Trainer and Philanthropy Leader, Fired-Up Fundraising

Gail Perry, MBA, CFRE, is an international fundraising consultant, keynote speaker, trainer and philanthropy leader. She is a leader in the new breed of fundraisers who are on the cutting edge of fundraising today. 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.

Gail's practical and refreshing approach to raising money in today's world pulls from the very latest innovative strategies. She leads energizing fundraising workshops and board retreats around the globe. She particularly enjoys working with nonprofit board members introducing them to a new perspective on fundraising and how they can be successful.

Gail was recently named #10 on the list of America's Top Fundraising Experts, published by Philanthropy Media. 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 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. You can read her weekly blogs at, and also find her provocative articles at Fundraising Success, Guidestar and Capital Campaign Masters.