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Knowledge. Innovation. Collaboration. Integrity. Accountability. Passion.

Our Firm

Development Guild DDI is a nonprofit leadership development consulting firm that provides nonprofit executive search, fundraising counsel, and campaign services.  We bring a powerful combination of discipline and innovation to every client engagement, delivering solutions that are both strategic and deeply rooted in experience and analysis.

Drawing upon more than 2,500 client engagements and 40 years working in every nonprofit sector, our collaborative approach is distinguished by candid dialogue and supported by cutting-edge technology. We commit to understanding and respecting your unique culture and to translating that knowledge into viable solutions.

Our Values

Our success is founded on core values that drive the way we connect with our clients and each other. Our diverse set of clients all strive to make important and lasting contributions to our world. We too share this ambition. We are proud of what we do and how we do it.

Excellence through knowledge.

By providing both nonprofit executive search and fundraising services and working across the breadth of the philanthropic sphere, we gather trends and insights to expand and refresh our knowledge – every day and with every client engagement. We seek forward-driving solutions to bring to our clients and our firm.

Innovation by collaboration.

Diverse perspectives improve decision-making, provoke learning, and expand possibilities. We work collaboratively with our clients and each other to break new ground and deliver meaningful results.

Integrity and accountability.

We are serious about the work that we do. We employ refined business practices and the highest ethical standards in every action that we take. This is a commitment to one another, and to our clients, candidates, and professional networks.

Inspired by our clients.

We have the opportunity to work with remarkable clients. Their drive, their vision, and their unwavering commitment to taking on big challenges motivates us to be the partner that helps them to stay ahead of the curve. Whether leading the world in finding cures for cancer, ensuring access to educational excellence, developing innovative ways to close the opportunity divide, providing critical services to those most in need, or celebrating the talent and careers of today’s leading artists – our game-changing clients are improving our world.

Passion for our people.

Our people are our greatest asset. Their experience, talent, and dedication set us apart and provide our clients with unparalleled services. We support and invest in each other.

Learn more about our services: Nonprofit Executive Search, C-Suite Searches, Fundraising Searches, Campaign Services, and Fundraising Counsel.


Through executive search and fundraising services, we
deliver forward-thinking solutions to nonprofit organizations.