Gail Terry Grimes

Senior Writer & Strategist

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For your strategic communications you need a creative, experienced, organized thinker who writes in a way that inspires people to give.

In three decades of consulting to the philanthropic community, Gail has used her skills as a writer, analyst, trainer and art director to inspire generous gifts to more than 100 non-profit organizations.

Best known for her work in health care, human services, education, and religion, she has served worthy causes from art to zoos.

Gail’s portfolio of case statements, letters, grant proposals, annual reports, newsletters and other documents fills 10 file drawers. She has also produced many videos, websites and slide presentations, and written countless stories to motivate donors. The YMCAs of the USA honored her story about one Nashville teen as best in the nation. Her talks on case development and non-profit branding win praise.

She is equally adept at research and analysis, asking the right questions and producing substantive yet readable study reports, strategic plans and white papers. Gail works closely with senior executives, often beginning with case development and a feasibility study, and continuing across time to help them achieve their organization’s highest potential.

And when she's not working...

Gail designs and paints play mats for children, grows zinnias and Alpine strawberries, and takes long walks with old friends. She and her husband, author Claude Whitmyer, divide their time between California’s Sonoma Valley and the family beach house in southern Maine.

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