Nonprofit & Government Executive Search Recruiters

Nonprofit and government institutions tie together the very fabric of our communities. At Pender & Howe, we leverage a consultative approach in our executive search, identifying the unique leadership expertise that each distinctive organization demands.

We work closely with these teams to ensure that exceptional talent will elevate their current culture, their immediate potential, and their wider vision for the future.

Nonprofit (NPO)

Today’s nonprofit roles present a unique challenge for finding the right fit: the scope of the positions is often broad, the compensation requirement can be difficult, and the importance of attracting the right talent is deeply essential.

Finding the right nonprofit leadership to align with an organization’s unique profile can’t be compromised. Pender & Howe teams have led senior (C-Suite level) searches across a wide variety of nonprofits in the agriculture space, startup ecosystem, NGO sectors, and more.


Pender & Howe teams have worked at the provincial and federal government level, serving in both an advisory and an executive search capacity.

Key government sector roles require search activities and strategies that focus on identifying talent in Canada as well as the US. These searches tend to be very specific in scope, requiring a highly specialized search team.

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Pender & Howe provides executive search services across Canada and the United States

About Pender and Howe

Pender & Howe Executive Search was formed by a team of professionals with extensive experience in executive search services. We provide a fully streamlined boutique retained service for companies looking to bolster their executive leadership team.

With a strong presence in key cities across North America, including Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New York, Edmonton, and Vancouver, Pender & Howe boasts a comprehensive reach that spans the continent. From venture capital-backed disruptors, recently acquired private equity portfolio companies, not-for-profits to global public companies, our diverse client portfolio showcases our ability to cater to organizations of all sizes and stages. 

We understand that transparency, collaboration, and high-level service are paramount, and our recruitment team is committed to delivering these qualities consistently throughout every assignment we undertake. As a strategically low-volume recruitment firm, we ensure that all our clients receive a white-glove service, never diluting our efforts or compromising on quality. 

At Pender & Howe, we go beyond mere recruitment; we forge strategic partnerships that empower businesses to excel. By leveraging our extensive network, expertise, and dedication to exceptional service, we guarantee that your team receives the utmost attention, guidance, and support throughout their executive search journey. Trust us to deliver results that propel your organization to new heights, backed by our unwavering commitment to excellence. 

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