How Our Mission-Driven Search Experts Make a Difference
You have a vision. You have a mission.
Now, you’re looking for an exceptional executive to help take that vision to another level. It’s crucial to your future to make sure your search ends with a highly qualified and passionate nonprofit leader who can help you change the world.
Our award-winning Executive Search team of diverse and accomplished experts have been doing just that for over 20 years with over 500 placements in over 35 states. How? By making lasting connections that ensure results that earn your trust and acclaim.
What Our Clients Are Saying About Us
Ashley Jordan, Ph.D.
President and CEO
African American Museum in Philadelphia
“Campbell & Company is more than just a search firm, but a company that advocates well beyond the placement of the candidates. This additional support that Campbell provides is professionalism with care. They are an organization committed to the success of their clients and their accessibility to be a resource is unmatched.”
Glacier National Park Conservancy
“Until I met the Campbell & Company Executive Search team, my experience over a long career with executive search firms had, frankly, been mixed at best. From my first interaction with them, I knew this was a different kind of firm. They are truly interested in finding the best candidate for the organization they are representing, and they go about it by developing authentic, supportive, and meaningful relationships with candidates. For me, too many search firms come across as purely transactional. Campbell & Company is different. They are truly special and I am a better executive thanks to their involvement with me and my organization.”
Chief Administrative and Financial Officer
“The Campbell & Company Executive Search team met every metric and requirement outlined within the written search strategy and we were quickly presented with a highly qualified and impressive candidate pool to fill the CHRO position. Thank you, for successfully filling one of our most challenging positions with an excellent candidate, in record time, It was a very helpful and pleasant experience.”
Chief Advancement Officer
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
“Campbell & Company has made a significant contribution to our fundraising success in the years of our work together. We value them as true partners who contribute to and enhance our ongoing efforts in a comprehensive, highly strategic manner. Campbell & Company has deep experience in all aspects of an innovative development program, from annual fund execution, executive search, database management, to principal giving strategy. Their expertise has brought us new revenue streams, helped us plan and launch campaigns, and brought top-notch development professionals to our team – including me!”
Marie Trzupek Lynch
Former CEO and President
Skills for Chicagoland Future
“Our Chief Program Officer is amazing. She’s one of the best hires we’ve made, and I would never have found her without Campbell & Company. We are so lucky to have her at Skills!”
President and CEO
Trust for Public Land
“We partnered with Campbell & Company’s Executive Search team to recruit our first Chief People and Culture Officer. I was thrilled with their support throughout the search, the quality of candidates presented, and the team’s ability to understand and respond to our needs for this role. I would recommend Campbell & Company without hesitation.”
Trusted Advisors to National and Local Nonprofits
With over 85% returning clients and a success rate of 93%, our team serves as trusted advisors to the nation’s best nonprofits.
See how Campbell & Company works with you to find the best talent from a wide range of communities that support your mission.
Meet Some of Our Recently Placed Leaders
Campbell & Company’s award winning team of Executive Search experts will help you find transformative leaders to help create a long lasting impact.
Director of Development
Emily joined Chicago Shakespeare Theater as their Director of Development in September 2023. She brings twenty years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and leadership for cultural and social service institutions, with significant expertise in principal giving at the seven- and eight-figure level. Emily most recently served as the Associate Vice President of Transformational Giving for the Museum of Science and Industry, after spending six years fundraising for low-income housing initiatives as Senior Director of Development for Enterprise Community Partners. We are thrilled that she will bring her combined passions for philanthropy and the arts to her role at Chicago Shakes.
Lori Ann Summers
Vice President of Advancement
On September 18, Lori Ann Summers will be joining Queens University of Charlotte as their new Vice President of Advancement. Lori Ann brings over two decades of fundraising experience in higher education with her most recent role having been the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Newberry College. As a natural relationship builder and highly organized strategic leader, we look forward to seeing Lori Ann’s future leadership at Queens!
Chief Development Officer
Kate Kennedy began her role with National CASA/GAL as the Chief Development Officer in September 2023. Kate brings over two decades of expertise as a nonprofit executive in fundraising, community organizing, volunteer development, and membership recruitment.
Most recently, she served as Director of Development, Mid-Atlantic for Share our Strength, a national nonprofit that works to end childhood hunger. She has also served as the Chief Development Officer of the League of Women Voters, and the Director of Development for the Washington School for Girls, a tuition-free private school serving girls from Anacostia, DC. She’s also served as an elected official on her local city council for six years and sits on the board of Community Bridges, a nonprofit empowering young women in Maryland. She is a certified fundraising executive (CFRE) and holds an MBA from Georgetown University. Her bachelor’s degree is in English and Women’s Studies from Keene State College in NH. She lives with her husband Bill in College Park, Maryland where they serve as foster parents to teen youth.
Chief Revenue Development Officer
This fall, Jenny Mueller will be stepping into her new role with the Zoological Society of Milwaukee as their Chief Revenue Development Officer. Jenny has led fundraising teams for animal welfare, arts & culture, and community foundation organizations throughout her 20-year career. For the past ten years, Jenny has served as the Vice President of Development at Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS), where she led fundraising efforts for their six different locations and managed a team of 20 fundraising professionals. In that role, she supported the acquisition of three additional shelters, worked continuously to elevate her team, and directed the creation and execution of WHS’ long-range development plan and related metrics. Jenny received her B.A. in Communications and Public Relations from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay (Summa Cum Laude) and her M.S. in Nonprofit Management from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (Summa Cum Laude). She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has received its Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation. She is an experienced professional in animal welfare and looks forward to applying her passion and thoughtful leadership to her new position at the zoo.
Chief Content Officer
Marshall Eisen is currently the Chief Content Officer at KUOW, holding overall responsibility for all content creation and community engagement while leading the content making strategy for multiple platforms.
Marshall has created innovative content for major media platforms for over 25 years and is responsible for more than 1000 hours of non-fiction programming seen by more than 150 million people worldwide. While at MTV, Marshall developed some of the network’s most successful and longest-running series, including “True Life” and “Catfish,” earning Emmy, Peabody and Edward R. Murrow awards. He led teams that covered an array of topics including the opioid crisis in rural America, life in Baghdad post-U.S. occupation and the effects of poverty on young people in sub-Saharan Africa. Marshall continued to develop and oversee impactful non-fiction series at CNBC, most notably “Back in the Game” with Alex Rodriguez and “Cleveland Hustles” with LeBron James. Most recently, Marshall ran podcast development and production at Recount Media, executive producing shows featuring the esteemed journalists John Heilemann, LZ Granderson and Will Leitch.
Chief Marketing Officer
Annette has worked in marketing for more than two decades, holding leadership positions across a variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations. Those include KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, Kiva Microfunds, Amazon, Big Fish Games, Expedia, Microsoft, and AT&T/Cingular Wireless. Annette advocates to increase equity and representation in hiring, mentoring, and career development programs with a focus on increasing equity for Black, Latinex and Native American individuals.
Annette is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, where she is responsible for enhancing KUOW’s reputation in the community, igniting brand obsession among core and new audiences, growing and engaging an increasingly diverse audience, and influencing a heightened value proposition among KUOW listeners to create a climate conducive to philanthropy.
John S. Behnke Director
Kris Lewis joined the Henry Art Gallery of the University of Washington as John S. Behnke Director in August of 2023, following a successful tenure at The Fowler Museum at UCLA where she brought in critical revenue, raised the visibility of the museum, and helped realize countless exhibitions and programs that showcased diverse narratives. Prior to The Fowler, Kris held fundraising positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; has been an international fundraising consultant; and has managed high-profile public art projects. Kris recently established and oversees The Martha Alf Foundation, which honors the late artist and awards scholarships to MFA students in Los Angeles. She holds a BA in Art History from Denison University and an MA in Visual Arts Administration from New York University, where she has been a visiting lecturer and student mentor since 2015.
Regional Director of Advancement, Northern California
Barb Harris joined Jesuits West Province as Regional Director of Advancement, leading major gifts fundraising within the Northern California area. Barb brings development and marketing expertise, spanning Catholic and Jewish independent schools, including K-8 and college-prep level institutions. Previously as Director of Advancement at Brandeis Marin, Barb raised $1.2 million annually, having responsibility for all advancement functions, internal and external, including individual giving, alumni engagement, and special events. Barb is driven to support a cause greater that her own self-interest and for her, the Jesuits represent that philosophical intrinsic value.
What You Get
Our Executive Search team is committed to finding the next great leader for every client engagement.
Your board, team, and stakeholders expect an inclusive and equitable search process. We provide the nonprofit search expertise that you need to achieve success. Our process is time-tested and proven to find the absolute best leader to advance your mission.
Discovery & Strategy
We begin by learning everything we can about your organization: your culture, goals, and needs for the role. We’ll craft a compelling position guide and set a multi-faceted strategy to identify and recruit top talent who will exceed your expectations.
Interviewing & Assessment
We use leading practice behavioral-based interviewing techniques to eliminate bias and assess candidates both quantitatively and qualitatively. We dig deeper to understand what makes them tick so that the leaders we recommend don’t just meet the qualifications for the job but have the capacity to make an impact.
Research, Outreach & Screening
Our strategy includes a two-pronged approach: fresh research for every project and personalized engagement with our network of nonprofit leaders. This allows us to reach passive candidates who may not be actively looking for a new opportunity. As we build a pool of qualified candidates, we get to know how they align with your requirements and culture.
Selection, Offer & Onboarding
We serve as trusted advisors through the final selection process, ensuring it is thorough and equitable. We’ll conduct in-depth conversations with references, assist and guide the offer and negotiations, and provide onboarding support for a successful transition.
People Matter. Results Matter.
Diverse pool of candidates for consideration.
AIRS Certified Diversity and Inclusion recruiters.
Years of average placement tenures.
Committed to Advancing an Equitable and Inclusive Workplace
We are proud to partner with nonprofits to advance justice, opportunity, and equity throughout our society—and we bring this same commitment to our practices and culture as a company. Diversity means something different to every organization; our goal is to help all our clients be as inclusive as possible. Our search practice possesses an outstanding track record for preparing diverse slates of candidates.
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Expertise that spans the nation, and touches various nonprofit sectors.
Campbell & Company has spent decades innovating campaign strategies, messaging, and securing leaders for nonprofit organizations across the nonprofit sector.
Our innovative solutions allow mission-driven organizations to transform their mission into an actionable strategy that garners results.
Executive Search is Only a Piece of the Puzzle
There’s your data, your fundraising goals, and your story that connects your mission and gets it in front of the people who need it most.
Deeply rooted in the nonprofit sector, we guide and counsel nascent major gift programs and sophisticated development operations alike.
Getting your message out is a key part of growth. We tell your story, rally the support of your stakeholders, and empower your leaders.
Ideas and Expertise to Drive Your Mission Home
Practical thinking and expert advice are rooted in real experience, data, and the latest trends and challenges facing the nonprofit sector today.
Activating Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Through Recruiting for Nonprofit Organizations