About Us

For 40 years, Development Guild DDI has consulted to leaders across the nonprofit spectrum. Based in Boston and New York, we have successfully collaborated with more than 650 clients nationwide in the sectors of health & science, education, environment, the arts, and social justice. We are experts in executive search and fundraising and are at the forefront of delivering best practice in these services.

With each engagement, we work in teams tailored to a client’s particular needs, providing sector-specific intelligence, cross-sector insight, and hands-on functional expertise. We combine our perspective on nonprofit leadership with our knowledge and experience in both fundraising and executive search. This distinct perspective enables us to deliver the most strategic and measurable impact.

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At Development Guild DDI, they strongly believe that talent is the critical differentiator in its ability to deliver a higher level of strategic thinking, high-caliber ideas, a collaborative work style, and solutions that offer real impact. They apply the same discipline and rigor to developing their own talent that we bring to clients—and as a result have established a second-to-none team of professionals.

Their people are the firm’s greatest asset. Their experience, talent, and dedication set the firm apart and provide clients with unparalleled services. They support and invest in each other.

Solutions And Expertise

Through executive search, planning and fundraising, Development Guild DDI partners with nonprofit leaders to drive their mission forward with fresh perspective and high impact solutions.

Solutions
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
  • Succession Planning
Industries
Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • Government
  • Human Resources

News Briefings

Development Guild DDI Seeking Development Officer for Farnsworth Art Museum

For non-profit organizations, these are challenging days. Declining support from government sources, increased demand for their services and competition for donor dollars are just a few of the issues that charitable organizations must overcome to stay afloat each year. So it is that roles like the chief development officer become all the more critical. Museums

Development Guild DDI Seeks Major Gift Officers for Three Diverse Charities

For not-for-profit organizations, these are challenging days. Declining support from government sources, increased demand for their services and competition for donor dollars are just a few of the issues that charitable organizations must overcome to stay afloat each year. So it is that roles like the major gift officer become all the more critical. Simply