The Search Process

Our work begins with an in-depth review of your needs and culture — and our knowledge of the current work environment in the nonprofit sector. This step helps us clarify the issues that will affect your organization and its goals — and determine the skillset your next leader will need in order to respond to them.

Drawing on our extensive database developed over multiple decades, as well as national networks and our personal relationships with qualified individuals, we can identify and develop candidates with the talent and personality your organization needs to succeed, now and in the future.

As part of our search process — honed through hundreds of successful searches for nonprofits across the nation — we conduct an extensive reference and verification process for every candidate, which includes confirming employment history, verifying academic credentials, and conducting extensive reference conversations.

Onboarding for Leadership

A strong recruiting and selection process sets the stage for a successful search; however, quality onboarding represents the final step in ensuring the success of your new leader. Campbell & Company helps newly-placed executives determine Board expectations, understand the decision‑making process and set immediate priorities. 

We ultimately ensure that new leaders receive specific feedback early in their tenures and conduct an objective performance assessment within several months of placement.

Compensation Studies

In a constantly shifting economic environment and job market, we often field questions from organizations and board members regarding appropriate salary compensation for nonprofit executive leadership. We're able to provide your organization with a comprehensive salary analysis and recommendation for members of your senior staff.

Current Searches

OrganizationTitle & Position GuideLocationStatusContact
Advocate Charitable Foundation Vice President of Development Downers Grove, IL Closed Dan Nevez
Alzheimer's Association Senior Associate Director, Major & Planned Giving Los Angeles, CA Open Daniel Fissinger
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Senior Director, Education and Professional Development Park Ridge, IL Successful Candidate is Mr. Bruce A. Schoneboom Daniel Fissinger
Audubon Society of Portland Executive Director Portland, OR Open Daniel Fissinger
The Blake School Director of Institutional Advancement Hopkins, MN Successful Candidate is Ms. Alison Townley Andrew Smerczak-Zorza
Cure SMA Director of Development Elk Grove Village, IL Open Daniel Fissinger
Farm Sanctuary Director of Development and Communications Los Angeles, CA Successful Candidate is Ms. Sylvia Moskovitz Daniel Fissinger
Hope College
Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement Holland, MI Successful Candidate is Mr. Jeff Puckett Andrew Smerczak-Zorza
Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute Executive Director Boulder, CO Successful Candidate is Ms. Diana Yourell Marian Alexander DeBerry
USA Funds Senior Program Directors
(4 Positions)
Indianapolis, IN Open Colleen Rogers