Nonprofit Recruiters and Executive Search

Nonprofit institutions tie together the very fabric of our communities, and recruitment can be a significant roadblock on the road to achieving their missions. These organizations are a major force in the United States economy, contributing up to 15% of all private sector opportunities. Yet they also face limitations, regulations, and challenges that a for-profit company doesn’t, and these can make hiring the right candidates to meet their needs even more difficult in an active job market.

At Pender & Howe, we leverage a consultative approach in our executive search services, aiming to focus on the unique leadership expertise that each organization demands. We work closely with our clients to identify exceptional individuals and leaders who will elevate their current culture, impact their immediate potential, and advance their wider vision for the future.

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. Nonprofit organizations often have a limited recruiting budget and resources, and may not have a dedicated hiring team to ensure their placements align with their expectations. They also often need to consider factors beyond the experience and skills of the candidate, as well. Nonprofits with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion need to adhere to this mission even when talent pools are limited.

At Pender & Howe, we strive to be more than a typical executive search firm. Our goal is to serve as a trusted talent partner for our clients, tailoring our executive search process and recruitment strategy to match the individual requirements of their opportunity. We understand the importance of finding executives who align with the organization’s unique profile. Our passion for nonprofit recruiting is at the heart of our success. 

Pender & Howe teams have led senior (C-Suite level) searches across a wide variety of nonprofits in the agriculture space, education, startup ecosystem, NGO sectors, and more. We have the capability to fill any leadership position in this space, from board members to Executive Director, President, and similar roles. We utilize a collaborative approach at every stage of the process, from application review and selection through the interviews, reference and background checks, and offer negotiation. Our nationwide network of nonprofit professionals gives us access to talent beyond what you’ll find on LinkedIn or online job boards. If you need a recruitment service to find the right people for your nonprofit team, contact Pender & Howe today to learn how we can make a difference.

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Pender & Howe provides nonprofit recruiting and executive search services across Canada and the US

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, Pender & Howe boasts a comprehensive reach that spans the continent. From venture capital-backed disruptors, recently acquired private equity portfolio companies, academic institutions, 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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