Become a Candidate

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Our consultants will match your skills and experience to the open searches we are conducting.

Our candidates are some of our biggest fans. Here’s why.

Respect and Trust

We work diligently to establish an atmosphere that allows for open and honest communication. We invest the time in not only understanding your professional experiences and goals but also what motivates you personally.


We appreciate that when you become a candidate, you put yourself at a certain amount of risk with your current employer. For that reason, you are entitled to the highest level of confidentiality. Ensuring your confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us, and each step of the process is designed to protect it.


Innovation and creativity only flourish when an organization embraces individuals with different views and experiences. We strive to recruit candidates who bring a range of experience and backgrounds. We deeply value diversity and partner with leaders who view it as critical to their success.


When considering a new position, you need to know as much as possible about the opportunity and the organization. Because we work exclusively in the philanthropic sector, we speak your language and can help you understand both the opportunities and challenges of a new position.

Timely Communication

The completion of an executive search engagement often has many steps between initial contact and the ultimate placement. We communicate with you in a timely manner at each and every step of the process so that you always know where you stand.

Working with Development Guild was seamless. I had spoken with their consultants in the past about my career goals, and I really appreciate that they reached back out about this opportunity. They were spot on in terms of aligning the position with my experience and interests. Their consultants were always personal, helpful, and attentive.

— Brian Leidy, placed as the Chief Development Officer

This was my first time responding to a recruiter’s call, and I’m glad I did. Everything about working with Development Guild was great. Their consultants were responsive and always able to answer my questions. I appreciated the level of transparency provided – both about the role and my candidacy. I felt I was given the support and information necessary to feel comfortable in my decision making.

- Nikki Belmonte, placed as Executive Director

I can’t say enough positive things about working with Development Guild. I have maintained a relationship with their consultants over the years, and I have always welcomed their calls. I appreciate how thoughtful, supportive, and transparent their approach is. It truly helped me present the best version of myself as a candidate.

- Bea Sanders, placed as the Chief Advancement Officer