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Why Work with a Search Firm?

Organizations turn to search firms to identify qualified and motivated candidates. A search firm’s outreach can identify candidates beyond an organization’s personal networks, and their objectivity can be particularly helpful when an organization’s search committee is split over a position’s profile or a set of final candidates. We have compiled a list of the nation’s top fundraising recruitment firms below.

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Bryant Group brings a wealth of experience as advancement and recruiting professionals. Their mission is promoting philanthropy and making a positive impact. They have worked with thousands of advancement professionals throughout the world over the past three decades.

Bryant Group advances great leadership through

511 E. John Carpenter Freeway
Suite 500
Irving, TX 75062

KEES / Alford Executive Search

KEES builds diverse teams with dynamic leaders in the nonprofit and public sectors. We bring a two-decade plus history and 4 decades of knowledge in nonprofit leadership, efficiencies and best practice. Our work helps ensure that missions are fulfilled, visions are achieved, and our clients our clients are successfully positioned to do what they do best…go out and change the world.

As a woman-owned and operated firm that partners with clients across the country, KEES offers a variety of services specifically designed to streamline organization, create efficiencies, and ensure that missions are moving forward. Virtual since 2013, our primary service is Executive Search, followed by capacity building and Specialty and Interim Staffing (focused in Development)

KEES pushes forward to create an equitable and diverse leadership market by:

3075 Book Road

Suite 103-9682

Naperville, IL 60564

The Angeletti Group

The Angeletti Group has worked with more than 100 of the nation’s leading colleges, universities, independent schools, medical centers, religious organizations, and nonprofits to build and implement extraordinary programs that have strengthened every aspect of their client partners’ advancement strategies.

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Harrison House, 17 Village Road
P.O. Box 188
New Vernon, NJ 07976

Paschal•Murray Executive Search

Paschal Murray partners with clients to recruit passionate executives who will complement their client’s team and help guide their organization to lasting success. They fully vet all potential candidates to match their clients’ needs including successful fundraising skills, cultural fit, board engagement, problem solving, strategic planning, advocacy and much more.

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5 1430 Commonwealth Drive
Suite 200
Wilmington, North Carolina                                                28403

The Concord Leadership Group LLC

CLG helps clients create lasting change, improve staff performance & satisfaction, navigate strained relations, even with hostile labor unions, and help CEO’s and boards avoid self-sabotaging systems and achieve sustainable success.

2435 East North Street
Ste 1108-171
Greenville, SC 29615

QTI Group, Inc.

The QTI Group is a privately owned human resources and staffing organization. Since its inception in 1957, The QTI Group has been partnering with Wisconsin businesses and organizations by providing staffing and recruiting solutions and delivering outsourced human resources (HR) functions and HR consulting.

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1010 East Washington Avenue
Suite 314
Madison, WI 53703

Janssen & Associates

Janssen & Associates Recruiting is a full-service executive recruiting and transition consulting firm providing nonprofit and corporate recruiting, transition consulting, Interim Executive Director, and consultant referrals.

Freeman Philanthropic Services

Freeman Philanthropic Services’ team has over three decades in the not-for-profit sector with experience meeting the executive talent needs for hospitals, academic medical centers, and hospital systems, institutions of higher education, advocacy groups, health and human service organizations, cultural organizations and community foundations.

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16 Madison Square West
Suite 1100
New York, NY 10010

McCormack & Associates

In 1993, McCormack & Associates was founded to recruit senior leadership for the many AIDS research, advocacy & human services organizations growing exponentially in response to the nationwide pandemic. Often run by volunteers, these organizations were beginning to receive substantial government and private sector funding. All needed top-flight professionals in key management positions, and McCormack & Associates was retained to fill over 100 such positions in its first five years of business.

From the very beginning, diversity recruiting was high on the firm’s agenda, as its clients demanded and expected this kind of leadership to reflect the populations it served .

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1740 Broadway
15th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Thomas R. Moore Executive Search, LLC

Thomas R. Moore Executive Search, LLC, is the highly reliable, seasoned nonprofit Executive Search firm you can trust. For over twenty-nine years, Thomas R. Moore Executive Search, LLC, has distinguished itself as a reliable and competent firm due to their understanding of the nonprofit sector, their thorough and detailed service, and their personal hands-on recruitment counsel they provide to each and every client organization.

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The Bank of America Building
2000 East Lamar Blvd., Suite 600
Arlington, Texas 76006

Koya Leadership Partners

Koya Partners was founded on a single belief: The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World.

Since their founding in 2004, that belief has evolved into a guiding philosophy for the entire firm. They are deeply committed to the idea that the right leader—with the right support and resources—can transform an organization and have a deep and measurable impact on their world.

The Chrysler Building
405 Lexington Ave, 49th Floor
New York , NY 10174

m/Oppenheim Executive Search

m/Oppenheim Executive Searchis dedicated to understanding the evolving business models, cultures and challenges faced by nonprofits and their leaders. m/Oppenheim Executive Search serves people who are driven to make the world a better place, and provide their clients with the very best leadership choices available.


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1009 General Kennedy Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129

Scion Staffing, Inc.

Scion Staffing is an award-winning full-service executive search firm, direct-hire, and temporary staffing agency that specializes in providing clients with extraordinary talent for hire.

Since 2006, the firm has had the pleasure of successfully assisting thousands of local, national, and international employers.

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576 Sacramento Street
2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

DRG Search LLC

DRG is a team of talent advisors who help nonprofits search for, attract, and nurture innovative, diverse leadership for their organizations. Theywork with nonprofits to maximize impact through talent assessments, transition planning, and by providing insights into compensation and organizational design.

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275 Madison Avenue
Suite 1203
New York, New York 10016

DB&A Executive Search & Recruitment

Founded in 1985, DB&A Executive Search & Recruitmentis a professional non-profit executive search firm with more than three decades of experience serving nonprofit organizations.They help nonprofits find and recruit exceptionally talented people for fundraising and executive leadership positions.

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Asheville, North Carolina

Campbell & Company

For 43 years, Campbell & Company have helped shape the evolution of fundraising as a practice and philanthropy as a force.

Campbell & Company is passionate about helping their clients succeed. Their values—Integrity, Partnership, Candor, Inclusion, Rigor, Creativity—define and guide how they approach their work with organizations. Campbell & Companybelieves that when they serve their clients, they change their world for the better.

One East Wacker Drive
Suite 2100r
Chicago, IL 60601

Isaacson Miller, Inc.

Isaacson, Miller recruits outstanding leaders who strengthen organizations that advance the public good.

As one of the country’s premier executive search firms, they have more than 38 years of experience in recruiting senior leaders for some of the top visual and performing arts and cultural organizations, academic medical centers, healthcare institutions, foundation, preK-12 education and education improvement organizations, colleges and universities, social justice advocacy groups, conservation and environment organizations, human services providers, and other mission-driven organizations that make a difference in people’s lives.

263 Summer Street
7th Floor
Boston, MA 02210


Moran Company, LLC

BoardWalk Consulting is a national executive search firm that recruits CEOs and senior leadership for mission-driven nonprofit organizations. Founded in 2002 with a passion to serve organizations that do good in the world, BoardWalk leads executive searches for clients from across the nonprofit sector with global, national, regional and local missions.Their team of professionals are passionate about nonprofit leadership and many have previously served as nonprofit executives, grant makers and board leaders.

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5 Penn Plaza
23rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

BoardWalk Consulting LLC

BoardWalk Consulting is a national executive search firm that recruits CEOs and senior leadership for mission-driven nonprofit organizations. Founded in 2002 with a passion to serve organizations that do good in the world, BoardWalk leads executive searches for clients from across the nonprofit sector with global, national, regional and local missions.Their team of professionals are passionate about nonprofit leadership and many have previously served as nonprofit executives, grant makers and board leaders.

5 Penn Plaza
23rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Kittleman & Associates, LLC

Kittleman is the first national executive recruiting firm dedicated exclusively to recruiting chief executive officers and executive directors for tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, public charities and philanthropic organizations.

Kittleman’s mission is to enhance the ability of charitable organizations to achieve their aspirations by recruiting dynamic leaders to serve them.

5 Penn Plaza
23rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Marcum LLP

Founded in 1984, Marcum LLP is a top-ranked national accounting and advisory services firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurial, middle-market companies and high net worth individuals achieve their goals. Marcum offers industry-focused practices with specialized expertise to privately held and publicly registered companies, and nonprofit and social sector organizations.

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750 3rd Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Staffing Advisors

Whether it’s a single search or an ongoing recruiting need,Staffing Advisors makes hiring simple.

Staffing Advisors isthe search firm small organizations can afford. There’s no aspect of the recruiting process they have not taken apart, examined and rebuilt to get better results.

Staffing Advisors conducts searches in every functional area and nearly every career level – primarily for professional and trade associations; charitable, education, and other nonprofits; and high growth companies. Most of their clients are located in Washington, New York, and Chicago.

Harris Rand Lusk (HRL)

Harris Rand Lusk (HRL) is an executive search firm supporting nonprofit organizations and their boards, government, and other mission-based entities all over the world in their pursuit of exceptional leaders and senior managers. HRL brings their expertise, determination, and integrity to the business of securing the strongest leadership possible and making a positive impact in the community.

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122 East 42nd Street
Suite 3605
New York, NY 10168

Carlson Beck

Carlson Beck is a retained executive search firm, steeped in nonprofit and philanthropy sector expertise. Building mind share with clients and respectful, responsive interaction with candidates. The unique opportunities and challenges inherent in each search engagement are calibrated to result in a thoughtful assessment of candidate and culture, leader and position. Helping clients make well-informed, contextual decisions for the future of their organizations.

Battalia Winston

Battalia Winston is led by recruiting experts with more than 30 years of experience. Battalia Winston workw directly with company leadership as well as outside advisors (compensation consultants, private equity sponsors, etc.).Their experts understand governance as it applies to family-owned businesses and have placed more than 125 candidates in family businesses in the last decade.

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641 Lexington Ave
13th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Higher Talent

Higher Talent boasts an unparalleled team of experienced executive and legal business search professionals dedicated to helping organizations find extraordinary candidates with passion, energy, and commitment to enhance and transform their institutions.

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1875 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009

The 360 Group

The 360 Group is a national executive search firm dedicated to creating social impact by placing exceptional leaders into extraordinary mission-driven organizations.
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1875 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009

JDG Associates

Founded in 1973, and having completed more than 4,500 search assignments, JDG Associates’ experience is deep, their reach is powerful, and their track record is extraordinary.At JDG Associates, their research-intensive process and personal approach have resulted in successful senior-level searches across a broad spectrum of industries and disciplines in the Washington, D.C. region and nationally.

1875 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Sterling Martin Associates

Sterling Martin specializes in working with associations and nonprofit organizations on senior-level executive searches. Sterling Martin Associates – Executive Leadership Delivered Eighty-five percent (85%) of their searchesfor CEO/Executive Director level with the balance being for senior staff. SMA offers national reach and scope while providing a superior quality of service in a cost-effective manner.
1025 Connecticut Ave., NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036

DRi Consulting

Executive search is one of DRi’s primary services.They have led more than 700 searches for a wide range of regional, national, and international non-profits. DRi Consulting search services are comprehensive, ranging from Chief Executive Officers reimagining the strategic direction of large associations to Major Gift Officers forging relationships with donors in a new region.

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1820 N Fort Myer Drive
Suite 702
Arlington, VA 22209

The McCormick Group Inc.

The McCormick Group is a Forbes ranked executive search consulting firm. The McCormick Group partners with organizations to understand and define their vision of what a new hire must accomplish to be successful. They take a comprehensive approach to source, find, and evaluate talent. Finally, they execute the job offer, negotiation, and acceptance.
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1820 N Fort Myer Drive
Suite 702
Arlington, VA 22209

Morris & Berger

Morris & Berger is a nationally respected boutique executive search firm that collaborates with nonprofit organizations to find leadership talent that will thrive.

Nonprofit HR

Nonprofit HRworks with two primary groups: nonprofit human resources professionals who need tactical and strategic support, and nonprofit leaders who recognize the important role talent and culture play in achieving their strategic aims.
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1441 L Street NW
Suite 620
Washington, DC 20005

Tuft & Associates

Tuft & Associates assists philanthropic organizations with cost-effective search expertise, including access to a nationwide network of mission-centric leaders with management know-how and fundraising talents, ready to achieve their strategic goals.

Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, LLC.

Since 2002, NPAG specializes in top-tier social sector talent strategy and executive search. During times of organizational change, NPAG bridges talent and impact by strategically positioning their clients for success and leveraging meaningful, two-way conversations with the field to inform, engage, and call top leaders to action.

Vetted Solutions

Vetted Solutions is a Washington, DC-based executive search firm specializing in association and nonprofit recruiting and consulting. The firm focuses on recruiting Board members, CEOs and senior staff positions for prominent and well-known organizations nationwide, providing personalized solutions tailored to each client’s unique needs and employer brand. Vetted Solutions is a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, as well as Panorama, the select group of preeminent boutique search firms in the world today.

Aspen Leadership Group

ALP helps nonprofit teams drive results. In partnership with their clients, they find extraordinary talent and build healthy cultures of philanthropy, in which the C-Suite, executive teams, advancement staff, board members, and constituents: collaborate, foster inclusion, believe in a collective vision, partner to chieve impact.

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