About Our Founder

Linda Wise McNay is an independent fundraising consultant with Our Fundraising Search in Atlanta. She has just completed her 12th year of consulting and has served more than 125 clients. Linda’s 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 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 roller-skating.


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