Our Impact

Whether we are partnering with a nonprofit to recruit exceptional leadership or craft an ambitious campaign, we always remain focused on one goal: providing the organization with the knowledge and infrastructure they need for sustainable change and enduring growth – long after our engagement has come to a close. Keep reading to learn more about our impact and how our clients have achieved new levels of success.

The leadership and knowledge Development Guild has provided as our consultant has been nothing short of excellent. Their team is curious, thoughtful, and accountable. Early in our work together on our campaign, they gained the trust of our Campaign Committee who relied on them for expert advice and counsel. We are grateful for the structure they helped us to create and the tools they have given us. When Development Guild then partnered with us on our search for a Chief Development Officer, we were again impressed with their listening skills, responsiveness, and ability to understand the big picture. The process was streamlined because of how well their consultants already knew our organization and what we needed. The finalists we saw were very strong, and the search was a success. While conducting the search, Development Guild also provided us with interim counsel. The reassurance, care, and mentorship they offered our existing staff was wonderful. They built great relationships with our staff and board and helped us all navigate opportunities and challenges as they arose. Throughout it all, they were graceful and encouraging. We are glad to have Development Guild’s continued partnership in helping us reach new levels of success in fundraising. 

- Pam Tatge, Director

Development Guild was a great partner during a very fluid time at our organization. As a fundraising consultant, they understood how to navigate personnel transitions while remaining focused on our campaign goals. As a search consultant, they listened closely, and fully understood the kind of candidates we were seeking. The candidate we hired was not active in the market, but Development Guild was able to engage their interest in our organization nonetheless. They were with us on the ground, and able to collaborate well with all members of our staff while never missing a detail. Furthermore, because of their diverse sector experience, they provided an amazing sounding board for all our questions and ideas. We are very pleased with the outcome of the search and would strongly recommend their counsel.   

- Leslie Kolterman, Chief Philanthropy Officer