About

Blue Gorilla’s Founder & CEO

Greg Cummings grew up on four continents and has been a fundraiser since 1990, raising money in Britain, France, Holland, Italy, America, and Canada for causes ranging from wildlife conservation to mental health. As director of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund UK, he set up dozens of innovative, grassroots projects in troubled parts of the world — many of which are self-sustaining to this day. His global perspective has given him an eye for where the next crisis might arise, and how to thwart it. And, as a widely published writer, he has the talent to articulate his vision, and yours. Call him for a chat.

Greg is one of the more creative fundraisers and conservationists I have known. He also knows how to turn his creativity into success. He deeply cares about Africa's people and wildlife. Greg is also enormous fun to work with - great sense of humor and quick wit."

Prof. Horst Dieter Steklis, former ED of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Greg has skills in the following areas:

 

project development ★ grant research and grant writing ★ big gift fundraising ★ legacies and endowments ★ capital campaigns ★ public relations ★ direct mail ★ e-appeals ★ regular giving ★ donor base management ★ relationship fundraising ★ corporate sponsorship ★ design and content for publications ★ website design and maintenance ★ video production ★ brand development ★ merchandise ★ press releases ★ special events ★ social media and web exposure ★ blogging and vlogging  ★ strategic planning ★ conflict resolution ★ board relations ★ social enterprise ★ CRA compliance ★ volunteer coordination ★ maximizing intellectual capital ★ political lobbying ★ charitable registration ★ appropriate technology

 

 

AWARDS

‘Gorilla Award’ presented  by France’s Ministère de la Culture, Nov 2009

 

PUBLICATIONS

Fiction

Johnny Oceans: Lie or Legend?’ The Flamingo Sun, Sep 2013

Pirates (Cutting Edge Press, London 2014)

Gorillaland (Cutting Edge Press, London 2012)

 

Non-Fiction 

 

Billfish Fever in MalindiSea Angler, Feb 2018

Conservation in the Mountains of UgandaThe Ecologist, Dec 2012

Trekking with gorillas in central AfricaThe Guardian, Nov 2012

 

VIDEOS

Looking for JohnnyApes in Danger

Daryl Hannah meets gorillas Gorillaland Promo

WRITER’S BLOG

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