Victoria Jones

Executive Vice President and Fundraising Practice Leader

Victoria is our Motivator-in-Chief, partnering with clients and with colleagues to keep a fresh perspective on fundraising and achieve ambitious goals. A senior leader at Development Guild DDI and a veteran of the field, Victoria serves as our Executive Vice President and Fundraising Practice Leader designing and directing organizational strategy, fundraising and executive search engagements, with particular focus on campaigns and major gift initiatives, systems design, and the build out of complex fundraising teams and practices.

Through her work, Victoria has crafted well-tested, evidence-based models of return on investment, goals and projections, and business plans. Her clients include Barnard College, Beaver Country Day School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Blair Academy, Children’s Hospital Trust Boston, Children’s National Health System, Echoing Green, Noble and Greenough School, Regis College, thirteen/WNET, Vassar College, WBUR, and Wheaton College.

Victoria first developed her passion and practice in several staff campaign roles where she served as Director of Major Gifts, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Campaign Director, and Vice President for Development and Public Affairs. In these roles, Victoria provided senior staff leadership for three campaigns, large signature fundraising events, Board recruitment and development, and communications.

To varying degrees of success, Victoria attempts to put her Motivator-in-Chief role in motion with her four daughters. Otherwise, she spends her time at her cottage in Maine, skiing, reading, and cooking for her 15-year, 16-member Friday Night Supper club.

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