West Coast Executive Search and Fundraising Consulting Banner

West Coast Executive Search and Fundraising Consulting

Different markets require different approaches, and the West Coast is no exception. We combine our perspective on nonprofit leadership with our knowledge and experience in both fundraising and executive search. This distinct perspective enables us to deliver the most strategic and measurable impact.

Executive Search

Whether you are seeking to recruit a CEO, CFO, Chief Development Officer, Vice President of Advancement, or Director of Communications, you can anticipate a rigorous, fair, and transparent executive search process. The end result is a powerful connection between your extraordinary organization and an exceptional leader, who achieves a lasting, positive impact.

Fundraising and Campaign

Philanthropy is one of the most powerful drivers of mission – a way to create change, raise the bar, and sustain programs with extraordinary impact on society. With our fundraising, campaign and interim management services, you will identify opportunities and tactics that create the strongest, most sustainable philanthropic practice for your organization.


Choosing Development Guild as our partner was an easy decision. I was so impressed by how well their team listened to us – they were committed to understanding our culture and what we truly needed in a new Chief Development Officer. Throughout the search, they were responsive, prompt, and supportive. It felt like the Development Guild team was just as invested in us making a great hire as we were.

Kimberly Hicks, Chief Development Officer

Our Clients on the West Coast

Our West Coast Team

Our west coast staff approach every client project with sector-specific intelligence, cross-sector insight, and hands on functional experience working with your peers on the west coast.

Kat Landa

Senior Vice President, Executive Search

Kat specializes in cultivating authentic, trust-based relationships with executives, board members, and stakeholders at all levels. Kat brings more than 15 years of experience to her work of partnering with nonprofits to recruit the talented professionals and leaders they need. Her most recent clients include: IsraAID, Life Pacific University, and Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

Lynn Shevory

Senior Consultant, Executive Search and Fundraising

Our clients benefit from Lynn’s significant experience in fundraising, her sharp ability to synthesize complex information, and her commitment to identifying and pursuing solutions that have a lasting impact. Her most recent clients include: Open Medicine Foundation and Planned Parenthood, Arizona.


Recruiting Top Tier Candidates

We have recruited talent from some of the west coast’s most prestigious institutions

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco



Stanford University

Sundance Film Festival

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Los Angeles

University of Southern California