Can we raise money in this challenging time? Well, many of our bigger donors have more cash right now, quite a few have seen investments balloon, and the need is very great. Gail Perry spends her time helping fundraisers and non-profit leaders. And she thinks we should look at it differently. It's not about a better "pitch." Sometimes, we just need to get out of our own way, maximize our use of emotional intelligence, the right metrics, and focus on the joy of giving for donors. We unpack what's going on right now in the midst of a pandemic, the best ways that fundraisers can engage donors, and how philanthropy is thriving at a time we need it the most. Find our more about Gail Perry's Fired Up Fundraising at GailPerry.com
In this episode of You Got This- Fundraising Dawn talks with Gail Perry, founder of Gail Perry and Associates and author of Fired Up Fundraising.Gail leads a national consulting firm that has raised hundreds of millions of dollars. She has developed training that works with boards and staff to organize successful major gift and capital campaigns. Listen to the episode and learn Gail's predictions for 2020, what she thinks about crisis fundraising, and some exciting thoughts on event planning for the future! Learn more about Gail Perry and Associates at: https://www.gailperry.comLearn more about Bloomerang: https://bloomerang.co/partners/you-got-this-fundraising/Check out the Blog:https://www.dawngabel.com/blogWebsite:https://www.dawngabel.com/Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/yougotthispod/Special Thanks To Grey Goat Marketing: https://www.greygoatmarketing.com/
285: Gail Perry is a CPA & Movie Buff & Writer [podcast]
What's Your "And"?
Gail Perry is a woman who can say she has done a lot of awesome things! She talks about how she transitioned from having a music major in college to picking up writing and journalism, to bookkeeping and running her own movie theater! She also talks about how these experiences helped her in her career as an accountant!
The path to equality is hardly linear, at least that’s what we’ve been told by those who have been paving the way since long before we began walking down it. Sometimes it feels like we’re hardly making progress, at least that is until our own lived experiences are held up to the wider historical context. It’s easy to look at today’s political & social climate and ask “Why aren’t we further along?”. Yet it wasn’t until I sat down with Gail Perry, author, advocate, and accounting industry legend that I realized how far we have come in just her lifetime.During our conversation, Gail told me a story about an experience she had early in her career working for a Top 4 accounting firm. The firm had a particularly prominent tax client that refused to “have their taxes done by a woman”. Because of her expertise, the firm assigned Gail the tax client. However, because of the client’s disparaging belief about the intellect & abilities of women, a male colleague led meetings with them while she whispered tax advice to him from behind a curtain. The image this story conjures up feels laughable on the surface and seems to be something out of some long forgotten era. But it was the reality for a woman whose own two daughters have only just embarked on their own careers in the last decade.Yes, we’ve made progress. But we have so far left to go. That is what I took away from my conversation with Gail. That, and the fact that the only way we’re going to reach our desired goals if we stop asking for permission to be a part of things. It’s time for women to stop waiting to be invited and to start claiming our seats at the table. And if we aren’t invited to the table, we have to recognize and own the fact that we have the power and abilities to create our own.It’s easy to sit back and say that there should be more representation & equality in the working world. It takes a lot more effort to show up & speak up about these issues and make space for others to do the same. We often trip ourselves up thinking things need to be polished & completely perfect, but as the author 34 books and the editor-in-chief of one of the most influential publishers in the accounting industries, Gail Perry is a testament to the progress that can be made simply by showing up & putting in the work. For that, and for her incredible candor & support of women in the accounting industry, she will always be someone who continues to inspire women to show up for themselves & teach others to do the same.
The Golden Age of Major Gift Fundraising with Gail Perry from Fired-Up Fundraising
The Generosity Freakshow
If you want to raise a lot of money, and quicker, you'll probably need to raise it in larger amounts or through major gifts. That's the focus of today's conversation with Gail Perry where she shares from her 30+ years of experience on changes she's seen, how to do major gifts well, and why we're in a 'golden age' of major gift fundraising.Links & Resources:Gail Perry: https://www.gailperry.com/
How I Built My Fundraising Consultancy - the stories behind the people driving results in the nonprofit sector
Today on the show is Gail Perry, Founder of Fired Up Fundraising found at www.firedupfundraising.com. Gail has built a successful business driven by following her passions from consulting, to speaking, and mentoring consultants. Fired Up Fundraising was founded in 1995. Learn more about MarketSmart at www.imarketsmart.com.
Ep 35: Stop Asking Your Board to Fundraise! (With Gail Perry)
Nonprofits Are Messy: Lessons in Leadership | Fundraising | Board Development | Communications
In this episode fundraising expert Gail Perry argues that pushing your board members to fundraise is a big mistake. She suggests a better approach... The post Ep 35: Stop Asking Your Board to Fundraise! (With Gail Perry) appeared first on Joan Garry Nonprofit Leadership.
Gail Perry is a nationally recognized fundraising guru. She is a prolific blogger, consultant, coach, and keynote speaker. In this call, she takes us step by step through how to make a major gift visit. Here's a cheat sheet if you want to skip around: Getting in the door. Gail shared some words and phrases to help get the appointment. - 3:30 Getting past the gatekeeper. - 6:11 The advice visit. Gail's favorite way to get in the door. - 8:28 What NOT to say to get the visit. - 11:20 Gail talks about the kiss of death when on a major gifts visit. - 14:40 Gail tells a great story about how she engaged someone and closed a gift by asking advice. - 17:00 Your primary objectives when you make a major gifts call. - 19:45 An amazing true story of how a major gift call went terribly wrong. - 24:42 Gail's Ten Tips - 27:00 Charm the receptionist. Make immediate small talk. Get the prospect talking. Follow social customs and rules of business etiquette. Focus on the other person. Number one question: "What are your impressions of ...?" Show up as a likeable person. Watch their body language. Never use PowerPoint. Get out the door and get out on time. You can find more about major gifts and other wisdom from Gail at gailperry.com