Greater New York Executive Search and Fundraising Consulting

Different markets require different approaches, and the greater New York region is no exception. We combine our perspective on nonprofit leadership with our knowledge and experience in both fundraising and executive search. This distinct perspective enables us to deliver the most strategic and measurable impact.

Executive Search

Whether you are seeking to recruit a CEO, CFO, Chief Development Officer, Vice President of Advancement, or Director of Communications, you can anticipate a rigorous, fair, and transparent executive search process.

Before we navigate our network of nonprofit professionals and new prospective candidates, the nonprofit executive search will begin with a focused, strategic assessment. As we enter the interview stage, we will brief you on every candidate’s strengths and growth opportunities and allow you to choose your finalist candidates. The end result is a powerful connection between your extraordinary organization and an exceptional leader, who achieves a lasting, positive impact.

Fundraising and Campaign

A core offering of our nonprofit consulting services is nonprofit fundraising services. 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.

With our fundraising, campaign, and interim management services, you will identify opportunities and tactics that create the strongest, most sustainable philanthropic practice for your organization. We have a team who will ask you all the essential questions to guide you on the best fundraising practices and help you achieve your goals.

Reach out to our team for a free consultation today, and let us help your organization grow its impact.

Development Guild — Providing nonprofit consulting services to take your greater New York nonprofit to new levels of success

At Development Guild, our nonprofit consulting firm has worked with clients nationwide for 45 years across academic medicine, higher education, arts and culture, human service, and more. We remain committed to our strategic vision to recruit talent and develop philanthropic strategies that align with the needs of our greater New York clients.

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How can we help you?

For 45 years, Development Guild DDI has partnered with nonprofit organizations nationwide to achieve their most ambitious goals. Whether you need new talent, fundraising or campaign solutions, or strategic counsel, we can help.

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I have retained Development Guild to recruit key staff positions for successful campaigns at three different academic medical institutions. For each engagement, we could count on their understanding of complex systems, creativity, ability to accurately assess candidates, and unwavering commitment to successful outcomes. The insights that Development Guild provides are unique in the field and in part this is a result of their search services being deeply informed by their fundraising practice.

— Mark Kostegan, Senior Vice President of Development, Mount Sinai Health System

Our Clients in Greater New York


Recruiting Top Tier Candidates

We have recruited talent from some of the Greater New York region’s most prestigious institutions

Archdiocese of New York

Barnard College

Boys & Girls Club of New York City

Brooklyn Museum

Calhoun School

Children’s Aid Society

Columbia University

Covenant House

French American International School

Girls Inc.

Girls Scouts of Greater New York

God’s Love We Deliver

Good Shepherd Services

Guggenheim Museum

Hope for New York

Hunter College

International Rescue Committee

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Juilliard School

Lambda Legal

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Michael J. Fox Foundation

National Audubon Society

New School University

New York Blood Center

New York Road Runners

New York Union Stern School of Business

New York University

NewYork-Presbyterian House

NYU Langone Medical Center

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Sesame Street Workshop

Stony Brook University

Teachers College

The Asia Society

The Cooper Union

The Dwight School

UJA Federation of New York

United Way of New York City

Vera Institute of Justice

WaterAid America

Weill Cornell Medical College


World Monuments Fund

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Southern California