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EFL Associates’ Nonprofit Executive Search Practice has a solid reputation of serving local, regional, national and international clients and boards since 1978. The majority of EFL Associates’ placed Executive Directors and CEOs remain for five years or more.

Ranked in the top 2% of all Executive Search Firms, we partner with a variety of non-profit organizations (not limited to):

  • Foundations of many varieties
  • Clinical medical health and human services
  • Mental and behavioral health
  • Community nonprofits
  • Youth and education focused
  • Family and women focused
  • Diversity and Inclusion focused
  • Equity and access for the underserved focused
  • Social Justice and human rights
  • Animal welfare focused
  • Faith-based
  • Arts and entertainment focused

We quickly build relationships with leaders, the board, and other stakeholders to help identify candidates who “fit” with the culture, or future positive culture. EFL will only present top candidates with the ability to move the organization to the “next level.”

We specifically seek and recruit diverse candidates with a passion for your specific organization and/or the population served. Last year, our firm placed 53%* culturally or gender diverse leaders. It is never a “one size fits all” approach and original research is conducted on every search.

Quote from Board
“Our global non-profit organization recently worked with Nancy Huckaba and her team at EFL Associates through a significant change of leadership. The support provided through this process was outstanding. EFL worked with our Board to develop a recruiting strategy that fit within our budget constraints while sharing key insights as we worked through the interview process. Nancy and her team were professional and responsive, working nights and weekends to meet our aggressive timeline. As an organization, we could not be more pleased with the outcome of the process and are extremely appreciative to the team at EFL Associates for their professionalism, expertise and hard work.”
- Board of Directors

Key Contacts
Practice Leaders

Nancy Huckaba
Vice President, Practice Leader
Dan Cummings
SVP & Managing Director, Denver

Recent Success

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City
President & CEO

President & CEO


President & CEO

The Modern Quilt Guild
Executive Director

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