February Chapter Lunch Program - Gail Perry and Kathryn Gamble, "Donor-Opener Events: Stage a Porch Party that Gains New Supporters and Donors "

When: 2/14/2024 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Hope Hall at Caldwell Presbyterian Church
1609 East Fifth Street Charlotte, N.C. 28204
Donor-Opener Events: Stage a Porch Party that Gains New Supporters and Donors 
Join us to explore the art of hosting a spectacular Porch Party that will leave your prospects and donors inspired and ready to contribute. Discover how to put your board members to work in a "friendmaking" role that opens doors to new supporters. 
We'll cover: 
The "Make Friends First" Approach:  Why building relationships and making connections is the key to engaging donors and unlocking their generosity. We'll explore the power of making friends with your donors first, and how it can be harnessed to propel your fundraising efforts to new heights.

Board Members as Hosts: Your dedicated board members are eager to support your cause, and we'll show you how to empower them to become the ultimate Porch Party hosts. Learn how they can open doors to their friends and neighbors and ignite a wave of support like never before!

The Perfect Porch Party Format: We'll share our favorite secrets to planning, inviting, managing, and following up on your Porch Party. You'll learn how to create a welcoming atmosphere, and ensure your event is a resounding success.

Mastering the Art of "Working the Room": Discover insider tips and techniques to identify guests who are genuinely interested in getting more involved. Learn how to cultivate meaningful connections and inspire your guests to become lifelong advocates for your cause.

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.

Dr. Kathryn Gamble's unique analytical and strategic approach has led to record-breaking campaigns throughout her 30-year fundraising career managing successful major gift programs. 
  • During her tenure at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Kathryn led a record-breaking $50.6 million campaign.
  • While at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she served as Director of Development for the Morehead Planetarium and the Health Sciences Library during the $420 million Bicentennial Campaign.
  • As Director of Development at Saint Mary's School, she provided leadership for the $16.6 million campaign then the largest campaign in school history.
  • At East Carolina University, she had oversight of the campaign planning study phase for a $200 million campaign. At the North Carolina Museum of Art, she raised over $21 million during her tenure.
Kathryn's doctoral research focused on nonprofit board governance examining the effects of CEO power and multiple boards on governing board role fulfillment. She regularly presents her research at the annual ARNOVA (Association of Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action) conference.
Kathryn Gamble received her MBA from Queens University in Charlotte and completed her Ph.D. in Public Administration at North Carolina State University.