About Our Founder

Linda Wise McNay is principal fundraising consultant with Our Fundraising Search in Atlanta. She has just completed her 16th year of consulting and has served more than 200 clients. Her nonprofit background includes work with both higher and secondary education, the arts and human service organizations and has included work in capital campaigns, annual fund, planned giving, membership, and development and executive search.

Linda earned her Doctorate in Philosophy of Higher Education from Georgia State University; a Master of Business Administration specializing in Personnel Administration, from the University of Kentucky; and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. Linda and her architect husband, Gary, have two grown sons. In her spare time, Linda likes traveling to new places with family and friends, reading, writing, walking and playing board games.


Our Fundraising Search took the guess work out of our Chief Development Officer search.  After interviewing me and reviewing our employment opportunity, the team was able to recruit and identify candidates for our organization’s consideration.  Gateway Center hired the best candidate for what we needed and this was directly due to Our Fundraising Search.

Raphael Holloway, MA, LPC, CEO, Gateway Center

It was an informative session at GAM/AMA! I’m working on my “elevator speech” so I’ll be prepared to let people know what makes Tellus Science Museum different and why we are worth supporting. Thank you!

Sarah White, Volunteer Manager, Tellus Science Museum

Thank you, Linda McNay, for helping us raise the revenue for our Capital Campaign – you helped make all this possible!

Peggy Rogers Still Johnson, Executive Director, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Great hires! Congrats to you, Linda, for identifying and securing such strong talent for one of our most precious assets—The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta. Cheers!

Juan A. McGruder, Ph.D., CFRE

The sector needs what you are offering (development search)!

Sam Pettway, BoardWalk Consulting