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About Us

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

Development Guild DDI is a leading consulting firm that provides executive search, fundraising counsel, and campaign services to nonprofit organizations. 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.

2,500+
Client Engagement
96%
Client Satisfaction Rate
350+
Years of Collective Experience
We're Big On Values

They drive the way we connect with our clients and each other, and they are the reason for our success.

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

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.

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.

As part of our commitment to increasing diversity in the fields of Advancement and Fundraising, we partner with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) to sponsor initiatives and fund scholarships that focus on fostering inclusivity and opportunities in the profession.

We have the opportunity to work with remarkable clients. Their drive, their vision, and their unwavering commitment in taking on big challenges keeps us motivated to be the partner that allows them to stay ahead of the curve.

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.

We're Big On Values

They drive the way we connect with our clients and each other, and they are the reason for our success.

  • Excellence Through Knowledge

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

  • Innovation

    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.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    As part of our commitment to increasing diversity in the fields of Advancement and Fundraising, we partner with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) to sponsor initiatives and fund scholarships that focus on fostering inclusivity and opportunities in the profession.

  • Inspired By Our Clients

    We have the opportunity to work with remarkable clients. Their drive, their vision, and their unwavering commitment in taking on big challenges keeps us motivated to be the partner that allows them to stay ahead of the curve.

  • 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.

We partnered with Development Guild on our search for a Vice President and Chief Development Officer and a Senior Vice President and Chief External Affairs Officer. Their team was dedicated and communicative; they understood our organization’s direction – and the key role these positions would play. We made two great hires, who are both strong fits for their positions and Fountain House.

Dr. Ashwin Vasan, President and CEO

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Whether you’re seeking to strengthen your philanthropic program, recruit exceptional talent, or find a new role yourself, we’re here to help.