Richard Perry

Richard Perry

If you’re hanging with Richard it won’t be long before you’ll be laughing.

He always finds something funny in everything. But when the conversation is about people, their money and giving, you’ll find a deeply caring counselor who helps donors fulfill their passions and interests. Richard believes that successful major-gift fundraising is not fundamentally about securing revenue for good causes. Instead it is about helping donors express who they are through their giving. The Connections blog will provide practical information on how to do this successfully. Richard has more than 30 years of nonprofit leadership and fundraising experience, and is founding partner of the Veritus Group.

The False Preoccupation With Overhead

I am fascinated by the idea that it’s good to tell donors that 100% of their donation can go to program with none going to overhead.

Older People Still Give More

There are a lot of Millennials in our country. And they may eventually be a force to contend with.

The Essence of Moves Management

Ask yourself the following question: “Will this move get me closer to fulfilling this donor’s interests and passions?”

10 Things Your Manager Wants

The main thing I have learned is that hardly anything in life is really solely about me, even as much as I want it to be.

Getting Over Your Personal Hurdles in Major Gifts

There is no doubt that your job as a major gift officer can be difficult. There are a number of threats to your psyche that come from either the organization or the donor. But there is a group of internal threats that you face as well.