Human Services & Social Justice

Since our founding, we have partnered with leaders committed to addressing homelessness, hunger, economic opportunity, and social justice with steadfast determination and compassion.

With people nationwide facing economic, health, and equity challenges, the stakes could not be higher nor the issues more urgent. We have an unparalleled depth of cross-sector, best-practice knowledge and experience to help develop the right plan to address your needs and diversify your funding stream. At the same time, we recognize that when we work within human services, we develop some of the most entrepreneurial funding solutions. We have been at the forefront of introducing major and principal gifts as an essential part of a nonprofit’s philanthropic culture. From planning and implementing a campaign to engage support at an unprecedented level to finding the right leader – be they CEO, CDO, or CFO – we strive to deliver the most impactful results.

Development Guild has been our trusted partner for well over 20 years. We have worked together on two successful fundraising campaigns – and are now launching our third, and most ambitious, campaign together. We have also partnered on numerous searches for C-suite and fundraising staff. These collaborations have contributed significantly to Pine Street’s evolution as the leader in efforts to end homelessness in Boston. Much like Pine Street, Development Guild strives for excellence. In search, their understanding of our culture, deep marketplace knowledge and access to top candidates has resulted in new staff who have an impact on day-one. In fundraising, each of our campaigns, and our work to sustain and grow our philanthropy in between campaigns, has benefited significantly from their strategic approach. But, perhaps the most intangible but critical aspect of our partnership is the deep trust we have in their commitment to our values and mission.

- Lyndia Downie, President and Executive Director

Community Access (NYC) had a phenomenal experience in partnering with Development Guild. They were extremely responsive and communicative; they guided us throughout the process, keeping us well informed and prepared during each phase. Every candidate we interviewed was top notch. We were so impressed by Development Guild’s search process and team – and proud to welcome our new Director of Development.

 

- John Williams, Chief Development and Communication Officer

Our Human Services & Social Justice Clients

  • Advocates, Inc
  • Alianza Hispanica, Inc
  • America Achieves
  • American Friends of Magen David Adom
  • American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay
  • American Red Cross, CT/RI Chapter
  • American Red Cross, New York
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • The Arc of Massachusetts
  • Asian American Civic Association
  • Bay Cove Human Services
  • Be the Change Inc
  • Beyond Conflict
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts
  • Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
  • The Boston Home
  • Boston Women’s Fund
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico
  • BPE
  • Brazelton Touchpoints Center
  • BronxWorks
  • Building Educated Leaders for Life
  • Camp Belknap
  • Camphill Village USA, Inc
  • Cape and Islands United Way
  • The Carroll Center for the Blind
  • Carver Foundation of Norwalk
  • Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
  • Children’s Investment Fund
  • Children’s Trust Fund
  • The Christensen Institute

  • Cohen Veterans Network
  • Combined Jewish Philanthropies
  • Community Access
  • Cradles to Crayons
  • Crossroads for Kids
  • The Dimock Center
  • The Doe Fund
  • Dominican Foundation
  • East Harlem Tutorial Program
  • Enable, Inc.
  • EngenderHealth
  • FamilyAid
  • Family Services of Greater Boston
  • Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses
  • Fenway Health
  • Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
  • Foundation Fighting Blindness
  • Fountain House
  • Freedom House
  • Friends of Boston’s Homeless
  • Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)
  • Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Greater Worcester Community Foundation
  • Harlem Children’s Zone
  • Haymarket People’s Fund
  • Health Leads
  • The Home for Little Wanderers
  • Horizons for Homeless Children
  • Institute for Community Living
  • International Center for Clubhouse Development
  • International Institute of New England
  • Italian Home for Children
  • Jewish Center for the Hamptons
  • Jewish Community Center of Staten Island
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Service
  • Jewish Vocational Service (JVS Boston)
  • Judge Baker Children’s Center
  • Jumpstart
  • League School of Greater Boston
  • Learning Ally
  • Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center
  • LGBTQ Senior Housing
  • Lions Clubs International Foundation
  • Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts
  • Lovelane
  • The Learning Center for the Deaf
  • Martha’s Vineyard Community Services
  • Mass. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers
  • Massachusetts Department of Youth Services
  • Mobilization for Justice
  • Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
  • Muslim Advocates
  • New England Culinary Arts Training
  • Omega
  • Partners In Health
  • Patriot’s Trail Girl Scout Council
  • Peer Health Exchange
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
  • Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
  • Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
  • The Possible Project
  • The Price Center
  • RESPOND, Inc
  • Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Rosie’s Place
  • Roxbury Home for Aged Women
  • Roxbury Multi-Service Center, Inc
  • The Salvation Army of Massachusetts
  • Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare
  • Sophia Snow Place
  • Tenacity
  • Transition House
  • Two Ten Footwear Foundation
  • UJA – Federation of New York
  • Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
  • United South End Settlements
  • United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
  • United Way of New York State
  • Vinfen
  • Visiting Nurse Association, Boston
  • Walker
  • West End House Boys & Girls Club
  • Whittier Street Health Center
  • Year Up
  • YMCA – Cape Cod
  • YMCA – Greater Boston
  • YMCA – Greater Hartford
  • YMCA – North Shore
  • YMCA – South Shore
  • YWCA Boston