With the fall season quickly approaching, we wanted to share with you some of the interesting work that has kept us busy over the summer months, including news from our fundraising clients, recent search placements, and current open searches.

On behalf of all of us here at Development Guild DDI, we are grateful for the continued opportunity to work with all of our extraordinary clients and look forward to a productive fall.

Best regards,

Bill Weber



We are pleased to announce the recent placement of the following leaders:

  Robin Elkins

Robin Elkins

Vice President for Development

New England Aquarium

  Danielle Degnan

Danielle Degnan

Chief Development Officer

National Coast Guard Museum Association


Click the links below to read full position announcements for our current and recently completed searches.


Current Searches

Academic Medicine

Boston Children's Hospital Trust

Director, Trust Staff Development and Engagement

Mount Sinai Health System

Senior Director of Development, Cancer


Arts, Culture, and Museums

Boston Children's Museum

Director of Development

Farnsworth Art Museum

Chief Development Officer

French Cultural Center

Director of Development


Catholic Near East Welfare Association

Director of Development

Salvation Army

Chief Advancement Officer

Major Gifts Officer

Health and Science

Amyloidosis Research Consortium

Director of Development

Higher Education

Fisher College

Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Engagement

University of Rhode Island Foundation

Senior Director of Development

Managing Director of Development

Human Services

Pine Street Inn

Senior Major Gifts Officer

The Learning Center for the Deaf

Chief Executive Officer

YMCA Greater Boston

Senior Director of Development

Independent Schools

The Learning Center for the Deaf

Chief Executive Officer

Internal Search

Development Guild DDI

Associate, New York

Associate, Boston


Partners In Health

Director of Foundation Partnerships

View our currently open searches on our website.

Recently Completed Searches

View more recently completed searches on our website.



CASE District 1 Conference and Key Decision Makers Forum upcoming on Jan 27-29

STEM is an interdisciplinary and applied approach to educating students in [S]cience, [T]echnology, [E]ngineering, and [M]athematics. As big advocates for STEM, we love to share stories of our current and former clients putting the practice into action for their own constituents. Here’s a few great examples from the Museum of Science, Boston, Barnard College, Miss Hall’s School, the U.S. Coast Guard Museum, Simmons College (pictured left), and St. Mary’s High School. These organizations are investing critical resources in preparing students for success in an increasingly technological world. Learn more about these initiatives at our website.

ON OUR MIND (or rather on Bill’s mind!)

CASE District 1 Conference and Key Decision Makers Forum upcoming on Jan 27-29

Development Guild DDI President Bill Weber recently gave us his updated essential reading list. Surprise, surprise, a book about baseball tops the list. (Hint: it’s Michael Lewis’ Moneyball, and one could argue that it’s really about the power of hidden talent). Check out the complete list at our website. And if you have any recommendations simply reply to this email and your message will go right to Bill.

Sticking with the baseball theme, we’re looking to sign some new talent! If you or someone you know are an experienced fundraiser or recruiter with an appetite to work with our diverse and extraordinary clients, please contact us.  We’re hiring fundraising and search consultants in Boston and New York.  Full position announcements can be found at our website.

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