Development Resources Inc. (DRiWaterstone) is excited to announce the placement of Doug Trout as James Madison’s Montpelier‘s Chief Advancement Officer.
DRiWaterstone worked with Montpelier’s Executive Director Kat Imhoff to design a search for a world-class fundraising leader who would capitalize on recent innovations and launch it over the threshold of great fundraising success. The search we designed positioned the advancement department to support Imhoff’s ambitious vision of Montpelier as a leader in research on the Early Republic. Working closely with Imhoff, we recruited candidates who would be exceptionally supportive leaders to the Montpelier advancement team and exceptional representatives to its high-level donors. DRiWaterstone engaged the most significant of those donors during the search to lay the groundwork for the new fundraising leader’s success.
In 2018, Doug Trout will become that leader, serving as Montpelier’s Chief Advancement Officer. Trout has spent 20 years building relationships with major donors in the Virginia philanthropic community. For the last 12 years, he served as the chief executive of two foundations supporting UVA programs in government and politics, including the Miller Center Foundation, where he united the Board and five-person staff to increase annual revenue to $4M and to begin a $75M campaign, and the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, where for four consecutive years he led a two-person team to raise more money for graduate fellowships than any other UVA unit. In addition to his fundraising accomplishments, Doug brings to Montpelier a record of significant collaboration with academic researchers, including the creation of the peer-reviewed Jefferson Journal for Science and Culture.
We extend our enthusiastic congratulations to James Madison’s Montpelier and Montpelier’s Chief Advancement Officer Doug Trout. We look forward to their success together.
Development Resources inc. (DRi) has again been named to Forbes Magazine’s list of best executive search firms in the United States.
Forbes, one of the nation’s most prominent business journals, develops the list of 250 best executive search firms from a pool of more than 4,000 firms working in the U.S. today.
“Our appearance on the list reflects our dedication to our clients and our skill at building their capacity. Our goal is to help non-profits grow, thrive, and excel, and the best way to do that is to recruit world-class people to lead their critically important organizations,” said DRiWaterstone’s co-founders Jennifer Dunlap and Nancy Racette. “This recognition is significant because it is based on the recommendations of the non-profit clients who trust us to build, train, and coach their teams. It’s a testament to the coordinated suite of leadership development services that we offer to the sector.”
Forbes noted in its announcement that “seventy-six percent of hiring managers admit that attracting top talent is their greatest challenge.” The stakes of this challenge in the non-profit sector—where DRiWaterstone specializes—are incredibly high.
DRiWaterstone was ranked in Forbes’ “Executive Recruiter” category, encompassing firms that conduct high-level searches for Executive Directors, C-suite executives and Vice Presidents, and Director-level staff.
DRiWaterstone recruits senior leaders across all sectors and all levels, including Board members, CEO, C- Suite, and all staff functions from fundraising to programs. A complete list of DRiWaterstone’s clients is available at https://waterstonehc.com/driwaterstonehc/client-list/.
“We’re so proud of our team’s work and thrilled that the impact of DRiWaterstone’s approach and our contributions have been nationally recognized again this year,” said Jennifer and Nancy.