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Development Guild Spring Update

Posted April 18, 2019


We couldn’t resist sharing the above National Audubon Society photograph – a reminder that warmer days are just around the corner (we also have a few amateur ornithologists on our team who advocated for its inclusion). In addition to the National Audubon Society, we recently welcomed several new clients including the The Museum of Arts and Design and Lymphoma Research Foundation. We also welcomed back St. John’s Preparatory School, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Jacob’s Pillow.

This edition  includes updates on our open and closed searches, a deeper dive into a few topics on our minds, and some exciting internal news. On behalf of all of us here at Development Guild, thank you for your continued interest and support.


P.S. How well do you know your birds? Try identifying the one above (and if you’re stumped, you can find the answer at the bottom of the page!).

Bill Weber

Placed Leaders in Higher Education

We are pleased to announce the recent placement of the following leaders at higher education institutions:

Beth Kramer

Vice President for Advancement

Olin College

Derek Berger tighter crop

Derek Berger

Associate Vice Chancellor for Development

UMass Lowell

Kimberly Hokanson

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Regis College

View all recently placed candidates here.

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

Academic Medicine

Montefiore and Einstein

Director of Annual Giving

Director of Individual Giving

Arts, Culture, and Museums

Emily Dickinson Museum

Senior Director of Development and Communications

National Coast Guard Museum Association

Senior Major Gift Officers

Education Advocacy

Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women

Director of Development

Council for Economic Education

Vice President of Development


Muslim Advocates

Director of Development

Human Services

Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA

Chief Operations Officer

FamilyAid Boston

Chief Development Officer

Fountain House

Vice President and Chief Development Officer

UTEC, Inc.

Chief Advancement Officer

Independent Schools

Choate Rosemary Hall

Leadership Gift Officer

League School

Executive Director

The Fenn School

Director of Advancement

The Winsor School

Campaign Director and Senior Major Gift Officer


World Trade Centers Association

Executive Director, Business Development

Social Enterprise

UTEC, Inc.

Chief Advancement Officer

Suzanne Battit Promoted to Vice President, Principal

Suzanne BattitWe are very pleased to announce that our colleague Suzanne Battit has become a Principal of the firm. For over 20 years, Suzanne has committed herself to helping non-profit organizations successfully achieve mission delivery, improving lives around the world from Africa to Haiti to Boston. Since joining Development Guild, Suzanne has brought passion and her diverse fundraising, marketing, and communication expertise to each of her fundraising and executive search clients, including: The Clayton Christensen Institute, Colby College, Fitchburg State University, Huntington Theatre, and The Museum of Arts and Design. In her new role as a Principal, Suzanne will be a valued member of the senior leadership team, contributing to the overall strategic direction of the firm. In an interview on our blog, Suzanne reflects upon the extraordinary clients she has worked with at Development Guild so far and what’s to come.

On Our Minds

Form a Long-Term Relationship with a Recruiter
Our Senior Vice President Tracy Marshall shares the dos and don’ts of interacting with executive recruiters so you can form a mutually-beneficial relationship that lasts. Discover Tracy’s advice.  



Using Data to Fight Human Trafficking
At our recent “Data + the Greater Good Meetup,” guest speakers from Enigma shared how the operational data management and intelligence company has created a platform called STAT (Standing Together Against Trafficking). Learn how STAT is helping to facilitate information transfer across organizations who are working to identify and end human trafficking.

On Our Calendars

Are You Attending AFP’s Fundraising Day in New York?
We are proud to sponsor the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Fundraising Day in New York conference on Friday, June 14. We’ll be demoing our new app for fundraisers – it is a form of collective intelligence, and we think it presents a deep, meaningful new way for institutions to engage donors and constituents. Make sure to stop by our booth if you’re interested! Find more information about the conference here.


Welcome to our Newest Team Member

Jesenia HaynesJesenia Haynes
Executive Search Research Analyst

We are hiring!

We currently have openings for the following positions:

  • An Associate to report to our Executive Vice President and Fundraising Practice Leader Victoria Jones, who possesses excellent communication and organizational skills, as well as a commitment to working with extraordinary non-profit organizations. Based in Brookline, the Associate will serve as coordinator, working with consultants in fundraising and executive search project teams. The position will also provide substantial marketing/business development and administrative support to Victoria Jones.
  • A Human Resources Associate with excellent customer service, attention to detail, and organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills to support the Human Resources and administration team. Based in Brookline, this is a great opportunity for a highly motivated individual to gain experience in HR and office operations in a multi-state, multi-location mission driven organization.

Learn more about our open positions on our website.

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