We know philanthropy is one of the most powerful drivers of mission – a way to create change, raise the bar, and sustain programs with extraordinary impact on society. At Development Guild DDI, we engage with leaders to find the synergy between vision, philanthropic opportunity, and the talent and practice of fundraising.
We begin with questions.
Your answers shape our work. Together, we will identify and address the conditions necessary to get to the optimal philanthropic position, to guide your investment in fundraising, and build the right model and practice for you.
To each of our clients, we bring a team with best practice models of fundraising, relevant new ideas, firsthand experience, and a fresh perspective. Our relationships with executive leaders, chief development officers, and Board members further inform our knowledge around what opportunities and tactics create the strongest, most sustainable philanthropic practice. We learn every day and we apply that learning to you.
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 Development Guild’s 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 provided steady and reliable counsel in helping us to identify and capitalize on our fundraising and development opportunities. Their team partnered with us to conduct an assessment of our prospects and infrastructure. It was our first time taking on such a project, and the DG team was immensely supportive and responsive each step of the way. The results of the assessment identified our need for a Director of Development, and Development Guild then helped us craft a job description and consider various organizational structure scenarios. Furthermore, we’re now raising even more money with the prospect list DG provided than we originally anticipated. Our executive committee and entire development team has been extremely pleased with Development Guild’s work. We highly recommend them as fundraising counsel.
- Mariann Bucina Roca, Executive Director