The stakes could not be higher nor the issues more urgent. With income inequality and competition for government and foundation funding both on the rise, nonprofits are increasingly relying on private philanthropy to achieve mission delivery. We have an unparalleled depth of cross-sector, best-practice knowledge and experience to help develop the right plan to address your needs. 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
Development Guild has been our partner for 15 years. They helped us plan for and execute two campaigns and have been instrumental in organizational planning and board development, all leading toward a more solid and dependable philanthropic program. They have truly been a valued member of our team and we are grateful for their partnership and support.
- Ed Kelley, Chief Executive Officer