Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are essential elements of mission-driven and philanthropic work. Development Guild DDI recognizes that diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences are required for the greatest impact, and we are committed to supporting and strengthening DEI initiatives industry-wide – through our work as nonprofit consultants, and internally as a firm.
As we work to improve our ability to address diversity, equity, and inclusion through our client services, we are also looking inwards. In 2020, we created a DEI Task Force to assess, strengthen, and measure the effectiveness of our efforts. The Task Force made great strides in:
In 2022, on the recommendation of our DEI Task Force, we engaged consultants to provide perspectives and suggestions on increasing diversity and inclusion. With their guidance, we mapped a path to ensure robust measures are put in place to further advance along the journey of diversity, equity, and inclusion. One important measure was an internal promotion to the position of Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion made in early 2023.
DEI is a continuous process of improving, and we recognize that we are always learning – and supporting our clients as they do the same.
Our staff believe deeply in the ability of the nonprofit sector to positively change the world. As trusted partners to nonprofit leaders nationwide, we embrace the opportunity to positively impact and shape mission-driven organizations.
Through our executive search services, we are dedicated to helping to build a thriving, diverse community of nonprofit leaders. In recent years, the diversity of our candidate pools has increased substantially, and we are continuously evaluating and improving on our processes with an eye to best practices. We are committed to partnering with organizations to engage and recruit leaders whose varied perspectives and experiences can bring an organization to a new level.
Through our fundraising and campaign services, our strategic counsel aligns with and furthers our clients’ goals of Board, volunteer, and donor diversity and inclusion.