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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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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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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Current Searches

Organization Title & Position Guide Location Status Contact
American Academy of Pediatrics

Chief Development Officer

Elk Grove Village, IL Position Guide in Progress Joey Scheiber
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund Chief Advancement Officer Chicago, IL Open Daniel Fissinger
John Burroughs School Director of Development  St. Louis, MO Successful candidate is Ms. Lane O'Shea Daniel Fissinger
Josephinum Academy President Chicago, IL Open Colleen Rogers
Marquette University Associate Vice President, Regional Development and Principal Gifts Milwaukee, WI Successful candidate is Mr. James Hansen Andrew Smerczak-Zorza
Morris Animal Foundation Director of Philanthropy Denver, CO Open Joey Scheiber
National Aquarium

Senior Vice President / Chief Philanthropy Officer

Baltimore, MD


Daniel Fissinger
Northern Michigan University Foundation Chief Executive Officer Marquette, MI

Successful candidate is Mr. Brad Canale

Daniel Fissinger
The Renaissance Society Director of Development
Chicago, IL Open Joey Scheiber
SGA Youth & Family Services Vice President of Development Chicago, IL Successful candidate is Ms. Elizabeth Mason Andrew Smerczak-Zorza
USA West Province of the Society of Jesus Provincial Assistant for Advancement
Los Gatos, CA Successful candidate is Ms. Siobhán Lawlor Daniel Fissinger