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.

Always Ask: Where’s the Donor?

There’s a lot of chatter about developing a culture of philanthropy. And quite a few people have pretty good ideas on how to do it.

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.