Your success begins with your people.

Our Executive Search team is here to help you find them.



Every nonprofit needs leaders who believe in its mission, fit with its culture, and drive success with the right mix of knowledge, experience, and expertise.

Our team works closely with you to understand your culture, your needs, and where you want to take your organization. It's all part of our process to find the very best leaders to guide you forward.

We made the Forbes 2017 list of America's Best Executive Recruiting Firms—a testament to our dedication to advancing the nonprofit sector. 

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.

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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.

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Organization Title & Position Guide Location Status Contact
AFP International

President and CEO

Arlington, VA Open Colleen Rogers
American Brain Tumor Association

Chief Advancement Officer

Chicago, IL Successful candidate is Ms. Kelly Sitkin Daniel Fissinger
Chadwick School Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA Open Colleen Rogers
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Vice President for Development Chicago, IL Successful candidate is Mr. David Chambers Joey Scheiber
Communities In Schools of Chicago

Director of Development

Chicago, IL Closed Colleen Rogers
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Vice President of Development Chicago, IL Successful candidate is Mr. Eric Horner Daniel Fissinger
Dermatology Foundation Director of Development Evanston, IL Successful candidate is Ms. Catherine Eckstein Daniel Fissinger
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Chicago, IL


Joey Scheiber
Glacier National Park Conservancy Executive Director Columbia Falls, MT Successful candidate is Mr. Doug Mitchell Colleen Rogers
Horizons for Youth Vice President, External Affairs Chicago, IL

Successful candidate is Mr. Sean MacCready

Joey Scheiber
JCC Chicago Chief Advancement Officer Northbrook, IL

Successful candidate is Ms. Beth Ida Stern

Daniel Fissinger
Medical College of Wisconsin Executive Director of Development, Cancer Center Milwaukee, WI


Daniel Fissinger
Ounce of Prevention Fund Director, Foundation Relations Chicago, IL Open Daniel Fissinger
Rasmuson Foundation

Vice President, External Affairs

Anchorage, AK

Successful candidate is Ms. Angela Cox

Joey Scheiber
The Trust for Public Land

Northwest Director of Philanthropy

Seattle, WA


Colleen Rogers
The Trust for Public Land

Northwest Area Director

Seattle, WA


Colleen Rogers

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.

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  • Campbell & Company Executive Search showed a consistency and clarity during the recruitment of our school’s new leadership. As a Board, we are overwhelmingly optimistic about the future of the school.

    Craig Stern, Former Board President

    Glenwood Academy

  • Campbell & Company Executive Search moved quickly, listened very well and helped us recruit a true leader for our fundraising program.

    Stephanie Springs, Chief Executive Officer

    Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois

Leadership and Staff Management Insights

Breaking Bread & Strengthening Chicago’s Communities: Key Insights from our On the Table Discussion

How can we ignite young professional interest in philanthropy and fundraising? On May 16th, Campbell & Company tackled this weighty question during an On the Table lunch at our Chicago office with emerging and established nonprofit leaders from across the city. Organized by The Chicago Community Trust since 2014,

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Searching for a CEO? A Development Leader Might be your Best Bet

Over the past 40 years, our firm has developed a deep understanding of what it takes to lead an organization: the vision, drive, temperament, and ...

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Managing and Moving Up: How to Optimize the CDO-CEO Relationship

Our Director of Executive Search Marian Alexander DeBerry recently contributed to the Giving Institute’s Member Insights blog, delving into the all-important CDO-CEO relationship. Drawing on our Executive Search practice’s ...

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White Paper: Incentive Compensation in Healthcare Philanthropy

In my experience with senior and C-suite level executive search, I have had the opportunity to look at various ways organizations aim to attract and retain talent. In an ...

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