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 Closed 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
Association of Staff Physician Recruiters Executive Director Remote Location Position Guide in Progress Andrew Tuskey
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
Feeding America Vice President, Finance and Controller Chicago, IL Position guide in progress Andrew Tuskey
Hope College
Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement Holland, MI Successful Candidate is Mr. Jeff Puckett Andrew Smerczak-Zorza
LivingWell Cancer Resource Center / Cadence Health Foundation Director of Major & Planned Gifts Geneva, IL Open Colleen Rogers
USA Funds Senior Program Directors
(3 Positions)
Indianapolis, IN Successful Candidates are Mr. Lorenzo Esters, Ms. Dominique Raymond and Mr. Derek Redelman Colleen Rogers