These esteemed thought leaders and practitioners in the world of major gifts believe that achieving success with major gifts has as much to do with an organization – its philosophy and culture, its leadership and systems – as it does with a talented major gifts officer, a dedicated major gifts team and committed donors. Artfully able to combine mission-centered inspiration with really practical strategies, Richard and Jeff will zero in on how to feed donors’ passions for your cause, how to build a solid and authentic team within your organization and how to lead a vibrant, robust major gifts program.
Richard Perry has more than 30 years of nonprofit leadership and fundraising experience. He was a Development Director of a major international relief and development organization and a cofounder of The Domain Group. Richard believes that successful major gift fundraising is about helping donors express who they are through their giving. Richard is the founding partner of Veritus Group.
Jeff Schreifels has over 27 years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising, including early work as the Director of Development for two nonprofits. Armed with knowledge and passion for fundraising, Jeff joined Richard Perry to form Veritus Group. Jeff and Richard co-author the popular fundraising blog, “Passionate Giving,” which focuses on major gifts. Jeff is passionate about life, philanthropy, and relationships.
** Everyone attending the Symposium this year will receive a complimentary copy of Richard and Jeff’s new book, “It’s Not Just About the Money” – the book that fundraising thought leaders like Tom Ahern, Roger Craver, Simone P. Joyaux, Amy Eisenstein, Marc Pitman and so many others are raving about as the go-to book for major gifts.