DRi was founded in 2001, when two veterans of some of the most recognized non-profits in the world elected to offer their leadership, management, communications, fundraising, and marketing expertise to non-profits across the U.S. Jennifer Dunlap and Nancy Racette had each spent more than 2 decades building organizations, hiring top-level talent, and designing and managing transformative strategies for some of America’s most successful organizations, such as the American Red Cross, CARE, the United Way, the Easter Seals Society, and Girl Scouts of the USA. They partnered to establish a firm that would provide high-quality and high-value executive search and development consulting services to help non-profits build the resources they needed to grow, thrive, and excel.