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Virtual Recruitment During COVID-19

Every nonprofit has been deeply impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. We are committed to helping our clients navigate these unchartered waters and to supporting their most urgent needs.

We understand that for many nonprofits, the hiring of staff while remote is not standard protocol. That’s why we’re prepared to partner with you every step of the way. Interestingly enough, our outreach teams are seeing a sharp rise in candidate engagement and interest. We have the training and experience to guide your team through a virtual interview process (from 1-on-1 conversations to formal panel interviews) and facilitate debrief discussions that help your team reach consensus and confidently welcome a new hire onboard – all while remote.

“When we began our search for a new Executive Director, we had never heard of COVID-19. By the final stages of the search, we were completely virtual. We are so glad we hired Development Guild. Their team was expert at helping us navigate the changing circumstances and complete the search while remote. Because of them, we didn’t lose any momentum.”

– David Foster, Board Chair at League School of Greater Boston

As a subset of our Professional Search Services, we provide Build-Out Search Services for fundraising teams, offering a synergistic approach to expanding your team, particularly when preparing for a campaign.

Development Guild DDI leads specialized build-out initiatives for clients looking to capitalize on opportunities associated with the enhancement of day-to-day fundraising activities, or the launch and implementation of a major campaign. These efforts often involve the hiring of multiple professionals – either all at once, in phases, or sequentially.

Our build-out engagements succeed thanks to our staff members’ commitment to immerse themselves in our client’s unique characteristics and culture, and to integrate that understanding with our deep knowledge of fundraising trends and best practices. Because we envision how recruits can excel – both as individuals and across functions – we are able to build teams that possess similar skills or span multiple functions. We approach build-out projects with the same discipline and creativity we bring to all our search engagements; our senior experts collaborate closely with internal human resource and talent managers to establish a viable plan that yields a positive outcome in a timely manner.

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