Douglas Gould


My passion is helping public interest organizations and their leaders become highly effective communicators.  I founded my communications firm in 1990. With more than 25 years of experience in strategic communications, I am a seasoned strategist concentrating on message development, opinion and media research, spokesperson training, and the timely application of problem-solving and crisis management strategies. My firm, DG+CO, has served more than 250 public interest organizations and foundations that are engaged in social and cultural change and public policy reform around the world.

Prior to 1990, I served as Vice President for Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Associate Executive Director of Planned Parenthood of New York City.

When not working, I am either in or on the water, swimming laps, or sailing. I am married and have two young adult children. I serve on the Boards of the Nonprofit Support Center—Partnership in Philanthropy, am president of the Westchester Children’s Association, and formerly was on the board of the Wellesley Centers for Women.