About Derry

derryDerry Deringer is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and principal at Deringer Consulting, LLC. Deringer Consulting helps international and domestic nonprofits improve their fundraising and development performance. Derry advises and coaches clients on identifying, cultivating, soliciting and securing funding from companies, foundations and individuals. Other core services include assessment and planning, corporate partnerships and executive coaching on fundraising.

Some examples of Deringer Consulting clients are Air Force Association (www.afa.org), Carpenter’s Shelter (www.carpentersshelter.org) and Roots of Peace (www.rootsofpeace.org).

Deringer Consulting concentrates on helping clients refine techniques and build strategies and systems that help them create a real and lasting trajectory of growth. Derry draws from eighteen years of experience with nonprofit, business, and international organizations, and employs proven techniques in fundraising, management, performance coaching and training to help clients perform at their best. Previously, Derry served as a director and manager in corporate and foundation relations and major gifts for World Food Program USA (WFP USA), a Washington-based nonprofit that supports the UN World Food Program (WFP) and other hunger relief organizations.

Derry solicited and secured multi-million dollar corporate contributions from Fortune-500 companies such as Adobe Systems, Caterpillar, International Paper, Kraft Foods, and PepsiCo. He successfully managed fundraising campaigns in cause marketing, employee engagement, disaster relief giving and annual giving. In 2011, WFP USA received $40 million from US corporate, foundation, individual, and organization contributions by working in close collaboration with staff of WFP’s headquarters in Rome and country offices around the world.

Between 1994 and 2001, Derry was a top performer in sales and management working in highly competitive business-to-business technology sales.

Derry taught nonprofit fundraising as an Adjunct Professor in The Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University from 2011 to 2013. He holds a B.A. in Managerial Economics from Hampden-Sydney College.


Derry Deringer, CFRE
Deringer Consulting, LLC.
Alexandria, Virginia 22301, USA