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Development Guild Winter Update

Posted January 7, 2019


With 2019 officially here, we want to thank our clients and friends for your valued support and interest in 2018. The year was especially meaningful as it marked Development Guild DDI’s 40th anniversary. We remain incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to partner with so many extraordinary organizations (600 and counting). We are very much looking forward to the new year and sharing some exciting new initiatives. Stay tuned!

On behalf of all of us here at Development Guild DDI, we wish you a happy holiday season,

Bill Weber

Recent Placements

We are pleased to share a number of recent placements, including Christopher Lawson as Chief Development Officer for Cape Cod Healthcare (pictured). Read more about our recently placed candidates at clients such as Colby College, the Melanoma Research Foundation, and Northfield Mount Hermon.

View all recently placed candidates here.

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

National Audubon Society

Senior Director of Development, Advocacy

Health and Science

Lymphoma Research Foundation

Chief Development Officer

Sarcoma Foundation of America

Executive Director

Higher Education

Bridgewater State University

Chief Development Officer

Colby College

Director of Leadership Gifts

Hebrew College

Major Gift Officer

Sacred Heart University

Director of Major Gifts, School of Business

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

Pine Street Inn

Senior Planned Giving Officer

Sophia Snow Place

President & CEO

The Salvation Army Eastern PA and Delaware Division

Director of Advancement

The Salvation Army Southern New England Division

Donor Relations Director

Director of Advancement

The Salvation Army, Greater New York Division

Planned Giving Director

Public K-12 Schools

Prospect Hill Academy Charter School

Chief Advancement Officer

Social Enterprise

Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Vice President of Development

AESC: Leading Transformation Report

The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) recently spoke with our president Bill Weber regarding the digital revolution currently taking place. On our blog Bill shares his advice on how nonprofit leaders can embrace this change and foster innovation.

Talent Retention: Why An Employee Chooses to Stay

Winthrop_Carty_editedWe recently caught up with Winthrop Carty, Executive Director at the Melton Foundation. We placed Winthrop at Melton over ten years ago and were eager to know – how has Winthrop’s role changed over the years? What does he value most about his role and Melton now? Find out what Winthrop had to say in our blog post!


On Our Minds

Sisi Wei presenting at Data + the Greater Good Meetup

How does ProPublica Use Data to Tell Stories?
At our October Data + the Greater Good Meetup, Sisi Wei, Assistant Managing Editor at ProPublica, shared how her team uses programming, data, and technology to craft engaging, human interest stories. Learn more and watch clips of her presentation here.

Bill Weber with AFP Diversity Fellows

Diversity, Talent, and Board Recruitment
President Bill Weber and other members of our team recently attended the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Fundraising Day in Boston, where we were the proud sponsor of the Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship Program. Learn more about the philanthropic issues at the forefront of nonprofit leaders’ minds here.

On Our Calendars

Discover How a “Wall-less” Museum Collects Data
At our December meetup, guest speaker Nora Gomez-Strauss, Director of Digital Strategies at Public Art Fund, discussed how a ‘museum with no walls’ uses data to measure visitors, engagement, and success. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post on the talk, and in the meantime, join our meetup group to stay apprised of upcoming events!

Come Hear Us Speak at the 2019 CASE D1 Conference
The annual conference takes place March 14-15 in Boston. Our president Bill Weber will moderate a panel entitled “Building the Place While Flying It,” which will explore how advancement professionals are embracing rapid change. As conference sponsor, we are proud to support ten CASE diversity scholarship recipients. To learn more, click here.

Welcome to our Newest Team Members

GG Ganzorig

Jordyn Rappaport

Wei Wei


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