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Nonprofit and Social Impact Search Practice




Organizations seeking to make a difference in the world are only as effective as their impact. At CBIZ EFL Associates’ Nonprofit and Social Impact specialty practice, we believe that transformative talent is the key to unlocking the kind of maximized impact that results in real change - delivering value to individuals, families, and communities. Talented leadership can establish culture, overcome obstacles, and plan for long-term success. We partner with clients to identify exceptional talent that catalyzes an organization’s mission from intent into impact.

Dedicated to Serving Local and National Organizations, Foundations, Associations, and Educational Institutions

As experienced search practitioners, we know how to reach elusive candidates, identify untapped talent, and effectively evaluate cultural fit and strategic competency. We engage in deep strategy work with our clients, getting to know their organizational structure and key stakeholders, their pressing challenges and pain points, and their vision for the future. Our firm determines what knowledge, experience, and skills an ideal candidate needs to possess and what success looks like in the position sought. Accordingly, we build a customized search strategy rooted in original research and discovery, and iteratively engage in our search process with the client until an ideal candidate has been placed. All this contributes to our extremely high stick rate, where 90% of CBIZ EFL-placed Executive Directors and CEOs remain in their positions for 5 years or more.

Specialized in Recruiting Transformational Leadership

The Nonprofit and Social Impact specialty practice leverages consultants’ firsthand experience of working in nonprofits, startups, and public organizations. With a robust understanding of how social impact organizations function, the challenges they experience, and the importance of being driven by a mission, we’re able to establish a more effective, value-aligned, and harmonious search partnership. Our practice is able to nimbly translate candidate feedback and industry compensation and hiring trends into the nonprofit and social impact context.

Committed to Delivering Inclusive and Equitable Recruiting Practices to Build Diverse Executive Teams

The practice also boasts an unwavering commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Consultants undergo training to become Certified Diversity and Inclusion Recruiters through AIRS, a global leader in talent acquisition training. Our values ensure that our firm incorporates equity into our hiring and selection processes, consider applicants from all backgrounds fairly and evenly, and build sourcing connections with diverse candidate pipelines.

Key Contacts
Rohan Pidaparti
Practice Leader
Dan Cummings
SVP & Managing Director, Denver

Decades of Experience Serving Mission-Driven Sectors

We partner with organizations that are strategic about their impact, including but not limited to the below industries:

  • Family, Public, and Private Philanthropy
  • Public Health and Human Services
  • Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Youth Development and Education
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG)
  • Climate and Sustainability
  • Social Justice, Access, and Advocacy
  • Ecosystem Builders
  • Trade and Professional Associations
  • Government and Public Sector
  • Global Development and International Aid
  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Leisure
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