William Weber


New ideas and the power of change are big motivators for Bill. As Development Guild DDI Co-Founder and President (and master change agent), Bill has focused his career on the convergence of strategic planning, philanthropy, and leadership development and the transformational impact it can have on an institution.

It is with this perspective he approaches all engagements for clients such as Boston University, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Mount Sinai Health System, National Coast Guard Museum Association, Partners Healthcare, University of Rhode Island Foundation, and Year Up.

As a recognized leader in the field of nonprofit leadership and executive search, Bill has served on national and local boards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruitment. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Raised in New Jersey and today calling both Boston and New York home, Bill listens to the Red Sox games while walking in Central Park. With a longstanding commitment to education and mentoring, Bill has worked as a preschool teacher and an Adjunct Professor at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

When not working with a client, Bill can be found cooking dinner for his wife Suzi, relaxing in Wellfleet with his family, reading non-fiction, complaining about his golf game and always coming up with new ways to make Development Guild DDI better.