That power depends on a broad spectrum of support to achieve an equally ambitious mission, be it introducing young audiences to visual and performing arts that celebrate cultures different from their own, bringing innovative STEM curriculum to classrooms around the country, nurturing artistic excellence and ensuring vast representation in today’s writers and poets, or creating cutting edge NPR programming. From the most avid patron of the arts to the visitors accustomed to showing support through gate sales, we understand the constituencies and related opportunities and challenges associated with the philanthropic base of cultural organizations. Planning for and implementing an ambitious campaign or adapting a patrons program for a new generation of donors and members, it’s critical to take a big picture view of your philanthropic needs – and to find a leader who does, too.
Discover the innovation occurring at arts organizations and among donors, in response to lessons learned over the past year.
I’ve had the unique experience of being both a candidate hired by Development Guild DDI and a candidate-seeker with the firm. In both cases, I couldn’t have asked for a better partner and advocate. As a candidate, the Development Guild team always made me feel like they were working for me—assisting with interview preparation and always communicating about the process. Once hired, when I needed to fill a senior role on my team, I didn’t think to call any other firm. I knew I could trust Development Guild to find me the very best candidate, which they did!
- Joe Bondi, Vice President for Development
The leadership and knowledge Development Guild has provided as our campaign consultant has been nothing short of excellent. Their team is curious, thoughtful, and accountable. Early in our work together, they gained the trust of our Campaign Committee who rely on them for expert advice and counsel. We are grateful for the structure they have helped us to create and the tools they have given us. We’re also grateful to them for their partnership.
- Pam Tatge, Director