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Development Guild Fall Update 2018

Posted October 22, 2018


I hope this finds you well and enjoying these early weeks of fall. I’d like to extend a big thank you to all those who participated in our recent survey about what you most value in our newsletters. Your input is greatly appreciated, and we incorporated many of your suggestions into this update. Look for more changes in the future!

We are happy to share a little of what’s been keeping us busy as of late including two recently completed searches for clients in the Mid-Atlantic Region: Johns Hopkins University and The Aspen Institute. We’re also all excited about two recent events in New York: a conference focused on the use of artificial intelligence in the executive search world, and the most recent installation of our Meetup series, which focuses on big data in nonprofits.

On behalf of the entire Development Guild team, we are grateful for your interest and support.

Best Regards,

Bill Weber

Recent Placements

We are pleased to announce the recent placement of the following leaders:

MaryAnn Jones


Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine

Denise Tioseco Roehl


The Aspen Institute

View all recently placed candidates here.

Academic Medicine

Boston Children's Hospital Trust

Senior Director, Corporate Relations

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Executive Director of Development, Cancer

Montefiore and Einstein

Director of Annual Giving

Director of Individual Giving

Mount Sinai Health System

Director of Development, Cancer

Arts, Culture, and Museums

National Coast Guard Museum Association

Senior Major Gift Officer, Mid-West Region

Education Advocacy

Campaign for Catholic Schools

Chief Development Officer

Council for Economic Education

Vice President of Development

Environment and Conservation

Woods Hole Research Center

Director of Campaign and Major Gifts

Health and Science

Sarcoma Foundation of America

Executive Director

Human Services

Children of Fallen Patriots

Senior Director of Corporate Philanthropic Partnerships

Senior Director of Major and Principal Gifts

FamilyAid Boston

Chief Development Officer

Pine Street Inn

Senior Planned Giving Officer


Executive Director

The Salvation Army Eastern PA and Delaware Division

Director of Advancement

The Salvation Army Greater New York Division

Planned Giving Director

The Salvation Army Southern New England Division

Donor Relations Director

Director of Advancement

The Salvation Army, Eastern Territory

Multiple Positions – Coming Soon

Internal Search

Development Guild DDI

Vice President

Nonprofit Associate

Human Resources Associate

Social Enterprise

Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Vice President of Development

How to Join A Nonprofit Board

Are you interested in joining a nonprofit board but don’t know where to begin? Our President, Bill Weber, provides tips on how to find a board position that provides personal fulfillment as well as career advancement opportunities. Read his article here.

On Our Minds

Write a Cover Letter and Resume Recruiters Will Love
Our Senior Vice President of Executive Search Services, Tracy Marshall, shares her recommendations on how to craft a strong application to increase your chances of an interview.


Our Partnership with Planned Parenthood
Development Guild DDI was a proud sponsor of Planned Parenthood’s 2018 Development Officers Council Conference. Learn about the organization’s development priorities, as well as the key issues women’s health organizations are facing here.


Bloomberg’s Data for Good Exchange
In September, our Vice President of Product Matthew Weber and other members of our team attended Bloomberg’s conference in NYC to hear from data scientists, nonprofit leaders, corporations, and policy makers about their efforts to use data science to effect positive social change. Read about their experience here.

On Our Calendars

Development Guild’s Data + the Greater Good Meetup
At our most recent Meetup in NYC, guest speakers Sisi Wei, ProPublica’s Assistant Managing Editor, and Nate Landau, Chief Digital Officer for WNYC, discussed how their organizations use data to further their mission. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post and join our Meetup group here!


Hunt Scanlon’s “Sourcing Talent With AI” Conference
The conference took place October 24 in NYC and was sponsored by Development Guild DDI. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post to learn more about the conference and our experience.


Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Conference
We are proud to be the Diversity Sponsor of the AFP MA Conference in Boston on Wednesday, November 28. The Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Program provides ten fellows with membership, training and networking opportunities, and a mentor, in the hopes of increasing representation within the industry. Learn more here!


Welcome to our Newest Team Member

Nicholas Stephenson

We are hiring!

We currently have openings for the following positions:

  • An Office Assistant with excellent customer service, organization, and collaborative skills to provide administrative, human resources, and technology support, and to work within teams to coordinate projects for the firm’s nonprofit clients, to be based in our Brookline offices.
  • A Senior UX Designer with a demonstrable portfolio of recent UX work to join as we enter beta with a product designed to harness the collective intelligence of our client’s constituents in order to tackle the thorniest problems facing organizations serving humanity and the environment, to be based in our NYC offices.

Learn more on our website.


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