Kelly T Gaule, Principal

Kelly has over 25 years of experience in fundraising and strategic campaign development. She has raised significant funds for the New Orleans Philharmonic Symphony, the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), amongst many other organizations.

Before founding PROMUS+ Consulting, Kelly was the Development Director and member of the senior management team of the AIDS Action Committee of MA. She led the fundraising efforts there for nearly five years and during that time secured unprecedented levels of corporate sponsorship and major gift support.

Experienced in all facets of development, Kelly provides counsel in the areas of annual giving programs, capital campaigns, major gifts, prospect research, grants, special events, board development, and strategic planning.  She is able to work fluidly with board members, executive teams, development staff and volunteers.

Kelly is an instructor for the Urban Leadership Program at Simmons College where she annually teaches a course on non-profit fundraising. She also has a rich history in volunteerism, having served on the board of AIDS Action Committee and currently as a member of the Board of Directors for Smart from the Start.  She has served on a host of development committees for the past 20 years as well.

Kelly believes that non-profits can thrive regardless of the economic climate with a focus on the development and retention of strong relationships with their constituents and supporters.

Besides her work, Kelly is passionate about cooking and travel.  She has traveled extensively to numerous destinations, including Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Tuscany, Mykonos, Qatar, Malta, Paris, Amsterdam, Mexico and Costa Rica, as well as every major city in the United States.  The goals are always the same and that is to experience unique architecture and cuisines.  She enjoys re-creating dishes for friends and family and they are happy to oblige!

Always one to marry work and pleasure, in this article , Kelly shares her theory on the parallels of non-profit development and hosting a dinner party.  The only time she will not consider entertaining is when the New Orleans Saints have a game on TV.