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“When we connect our values to the causes we care about, we have the power to transform the lives of people and communities around us.”

Gayle Roberts, Principal and Founder
Fundraising for Change


Gayle Roberts
Fundraising for Nonprofits

At the age of six, I had my first taste of fundraising — hosting a Muscular Dystrophy Association Carnival, complete with pin the tail on the donkey. Now, as a professional fundraiser, I draw on 30 years of nonprofit management experience and for-profit business ownership.

I have helped raise over $125,000,000 for San Francisco Bay Area good causes.

Working across race, class, age, gender, sexuality, and ability, I aim to foster a world that embraces people for who they are and encourages them to live their dreams.

Learn more about my background and approach.


“Gayle is a seasoned development professional, and it shows. It is clear, the skills of a manager and leader come naturally to her, and she exercises them with aplomb.”

Brett Andrews, CEO


Currently, I am working on writing a new book — The Inspired Fundraiser’s Little Guidebook: Tips for Building and Sustaining a Career in Nonprofit Development — that is a compilation of hard won lessons that I hope will be of value to others in the field. I am also available for mission-based independent consulting or full-time nonprofit work that makes a difference in world. If you would like to keep updated my book project or discuss other opportunities, I’d love to stay connected with you.


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