Professional placements provide critical support to the C-suite and form an integral part of leadership by empowering executives to realize their vision at all levels of an organization. Development Guild DDI is expert at delivering highly qualified candidates at the director and manager level who are fully prepared – and fully committed – to advance the mission of the organizations they join.
Effective recruitment can only occur when those efforts are supported by sound strategy and analyzed through a leadership lens. Every one of our search engagements involves a diligent assessment of the responsibilities and expectations associated with the particular position, as well as the temperament and the qualifications – both tangible and implicit – of the ideal candidate. We conduct extensive candidate research, paying particular attention to individuals who are not actively in the job market but may be receptive to an exciting new opportunity. As trusted strategists, we deliver a dynamic interview and selection process that ensures our clients derive the highest possible value from their search.
In addition to individual professional searches, we provide build-out search services for fundraising teams, offering a synergistic approach to expanding your team, particularly when preparing for a campaign.
Development Guild DDI leads specialized build-out initiatives for clients looking to capitalize on opportunities associated with the enhancement of day-to-day fundraising activities, or the launch and implementation of a major campaign. These efforts often involve the hiring of multiple professionals – either all at once, in phases, or sequentially.
Our build-out engagements succeed thanks to our staff members’ commitment to immerse themselves in our client’s unique characteristics and culture, and to integrate that understanding with our deep knowledge of fundraising trends and best practices. Because we envision how recruits can excel – both as individuals and across functions – we are able to build teams that possess similar skills or span multiple functions. We approach build-out projects with the same discipline and creativity we bring to all our search engagements; our senior experts collaborate closely with internal human resource and talent managers to establish a viable plan that yields a positive outcome in a timely manner.
-Tracy Barlok, Vice President, Advancement, College of the Holy Cross
We see opportunities through a fundamentally different lens. Our services are based in a deep understanding of strategy and a shared desire for impact.
Development Guild DDI named to Forbes inaugural America’s Best Executive Search Firms 2017 list.
We are proud to be ranked in the top 100 firms selected on the basis of results from a rigorous independent peer review survey of more than 4,000 executive recruiters, candidates who have worked with recruiters, and human resource managers. Forbes worked with the analytics firm Statista to compile the rankings from the over 20,000 recommendations collected.