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Development Guild March Update

Posted March 5, 2019


I hope this finds you well and enjoying the winter season. We are keeping busy (and warm!) with a compelling slate of executive search and fundraising projects. We are pleased to share this most recent edition of our newsletter which tackles topics that have been top of mind amongst our team, including fundraiser recruitment and retention, the rise of mega-gifts, and the changing landscape of corporate philanthropy. As always, we welcome your thoughts on these issues or anything else that might be on your mind.

On behalf of all of us here at Development Guild, thank you for your interest.


Bill Weber

Placed Leaders at Montefiore Einstein

We are pleased to announce the recent placement of the following leaders at Montefiore Einstein in New York:


Pamela Geiger

Senior Director, Special Events

Montefiore Einstein

Adam Sirois

Director, Corporate and
Foundation Relations

Montefiore Einstein

Min Um-Mandhyan

Director, Alumni Relations

Montefiore Einstein

View all recently placed candidates here.

We are currently recruiting for the following nonprofit executive searches. Please click through to read full job postings.

Arts, Culture, and Museums

Farnsworth Art Museum

Chief Development Officer

National Coast Guard Museum Association

Senior Major Gift Officer

Education Advocacy

Council for Economic Education

Vice President, Development

Environment and Conservation

National Audubon Society

Senior Director of Development, Advocacy

Health and Science

Lymphoma Research Foundation

Chief Development Officer

Higher Education

Bridgewater State University

Chief Development Officer

Hebrew College

Major Gift Officer

Sacred Heart University

Director of Major Gifts, School of Business

Smith College

Vice President for Alumnae Relations

Human Services

Children of Fallen Patriots

Senior Director of Corporate Philanthropic Partnerships

Senior Director of Major and Principal Gifts

Fountain House

President & Chief Executive Officer

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS Boston)

Chief Development Officer

Lions Clubs International Foundation

Manager of Marketing and Communications

Salvation Army Southern New England Division

Director of Advancement

Sophia Snow Place

President & CEO

Independent Schools

Choate Rosemary Hall

Leadership Gift Officer

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School

Chief Advancement Officer

St. John's Preparatory School

Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management

Assistant Head of School for Marketing and Communications

Social Enterprise

Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Vice President of Development

Retention and Recruitment: Two Sides of the Same Coin

CASE District 1 Conference and Key Decision Makers Forum upcoming on Jan 27-29Drawing upon conversations she’s had with thousands of fundraisers over the years, our CEO Suzi Weber reveals the 5 reasons fundraisers join and leave an organization, and her advice on how nonprofits can strengthen their recruitment and retention efforts.

Michael Bloomberg and the Rise of Mega-Gifts

CASE District 1 Conference and Key Decision Makers Forum upcoming on Jan 27-29In November, Michael Bloomberg donated $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University. Though record-breaking in size, the gift is part of a growing trend that has many nonprofits wondering how they can secure such substantial donations. On our blog, Sr. Consultant and former Exec. Dir. of Development , Museum of Science Jim Kraus shares strategies nonprofits can employ to secure a mega-gift of their own.

The Corporate Philanthropy of Tomorrow

CASE District 1 Conference and Key Decision Makers Forum upcoming on Jan 27-29Our Executive Vice President and Fundraising Practice Leader Victoria Jones weighs in on how tech start-ups and the Pledge 1% organization are impacting the corporate philanthropy landscape across the country.

We are hiring!

We are seeking an Executive Search Research Consultant to report to and provide administrative support to our President Bill Weber, while serving as the primary researcher and/or coordinator on executive search client projects. The entry level position requires excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as a commitment to working with extraordinary nonprofit organizations, and is based in our Brookline offices. Learn more about the Executive Search Research Consultant position.


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