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“Greenpeace USA has engaged Nonprofit HR to lead and drive multiple strategic human resources efforts that impact our ability to deliver on our mission. We are especially appreciative for the expertise and leadership they provided while shepherding us through the executive search process, helping us to identify and hire a dynamic business partner to serve as our Chief Operating Officer.”

Annie Leonard, Executive Director, Greenpeace USA


Placement Updates

Executive Search: Fred Owusu, Chief Human Resources Officer, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Washington, D.C., May 2, 2024 — John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (the Kennedy Center), the leading performing arts center and living memorial to President Kennedy which opened in 1971, has appointed Frederick Owusu as its new Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Impact Search Advisors by Nonprofit HR, a leading executive search firm specializing in the social sector, partnered with the Kennedy Center on the placement. Read the full press release.






Executive Search: Katrina Holland, Executive Director, MedTech Color

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 24, 2024 — MedTech Color proudly announces the appointment of Katrina H. Holland as its first Executive Director. This strategic move comes at a pivotal time when the nonprofit is poised for accelerated growth. MedTech Color unanimously voted to elect Holland to spearhead their primary fundraising and development efforts. In collaboration with MedTech Color, Impact Search Advisors by Nonprofit HR successfully concluded the executive search, and Holland’s tenure began January 1, 2024. Read the full press release.





Featured Placement Stories

Executive Search Placement: Dr. Heather Hairston


Nonprofit HR’s Search team places hundreds of candidates in positions each year. This story features a featured placement who is making incredible impacts in the social sector.

“I’d say an opportunity to make an impact in a community is what really means the most to me when I think about working in the nonprofit sector, specifically with Girls Inc. and creating a world where girls and young women have the support they need to determine their futures. This role will allow me to contribute to their work and it helps advance the rights and opportunities for girls in order to help them create a future to be successful.”  Read full story.





Professional Search Placement: Gillian Harper


Nonprofit HR’s Search team places hundreds of candidates in positions each year. This story features a recent placement who is making incredible impacts in the social sector.

“Working for an organization that considers the whole person and the people who support them on a daily basis is an honor. My colleagues also believe in the work they do. They have personal ties that allow them to operate with a level of compassion and understanding that is often rare in many work environments. Being among such mission-driven talent motivates me every day.” Read full story.


Impact Search Advisors proactively maintains relationships with active and passive candidates!

We have the reach and expertise to match your organization with extraordinary candidates. Use our network to your advantage when it comes time to scale or fill a vacant role. Our experienced Search Advisors collaborate with you during the planning stages to identify and gather the most critical information required to make each placement a success. Plus, we apply our decades of experience to every single engagement.

We get it right because we get to know your organization. Our work is informed by your organization’s mission, vision, values, culture and priorities.

  • We actively assess the qualities and competencies of the talent necessary for success.
  • We consider the cultural climate and dynamics that may impact the kind of talent required.
  • We assess the competitive compensation factors needed to attract and retain high-performing talent.
  • We regard the communication needs and preferences of key stakeholders needed to ensure a successful outcome.


How We Work: Nonprofit HR’s Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion & Difference

It is a high priority for us to foster and maintain an environment where diversity and inclusion are valued and realized to the benefit of you and the clients that we serve.

We believe strongly in treating everyone fairly and value the full diversity of our colleagues, clients, partners and vendors. Inclusion is how we live our commitment to fairness and diversity. It shapes how we honor the perspectives, abilities and identities of our colleagues; how we listen to, engage and respond to our clients; and how we connect to and appreciate each other and those we serve. We define diversity as differences that influence and affect our firm, our workplace culture and the communities and clients we engage in the following areas: race, color, ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic status, pay and benefits, ability, military service, age, faith, gender, sexual identity, personal appearance, pregnancy and political views. Continue reading our about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at


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