Executive Search for Nonprofits, Foundations, Associations & Educational Institutions

Foundation List: Your Premier Partner in Nonprofit Talent Recruitment

At Foundation List, we take immense pride in our role as trailblazers in national nonprofit talent recruitment. Our expertise lies in forging meaningful connections between our esteemed partner organizations and job-seeking clients. As a beacon of support within our sector, we are thrilled to offer nonprofits access to premium outbound recruiting services.

These bespoke services have been meticulously crafted to cater specifically to nonprofit organizations, foundations, associations, and educational institutions seeking proactive solutions for cultivating robust pipelines of proven nonprofit candidates—beyond the scope of traditional job posting services. Our premium recruiting offerings encompass a comprehensive suite of services, including localized and nationwide outbound recruiting, networking, candidate screening and evaluation, interview scheduling, offer management, and seamless facilitation of the hiring process to secure the finest nonprofit talent available.

Our dedicated executive recruitment partners operate on a nationwide scale, specializing in the identification and placement of top-tier talent within the nonprofit sector. From nonprofit CEO/ED, CFO, COO, CTO, DoD, Chief People Officer, and Chief Program Officer roles to pivotal positions in nonprofit development, program management, finance, human resources, and operations, they cover the entire spectrum of nonprofit staffing needs. With their profound expertise in nonprofit hiring and recruitment, they possess an innate understanding of the distinct challenges that nonprofits encounter when seeking to attract and retain top-tier professionals.

Furthermore, our partners are unwaveringly committed to assisting nonprofit clients in achieving their growth objectives, offering both contingent recruitment services and high-level retained executive search leadership. Foundation List stands as your trusted ally on the journey to securing the best talent and driving your nonprofit organization toward success. Partner with us today and experience the difference that expertise, dedication, and unwavering support can make in your nonprofit’s pursuit of excellence.

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Within our expansive national nonprofit talent network, opportunities abound at every level. Whether you seek an accomplished Nonprofit CEO or an indispensable Executive Assistant, our comprehensive reach spans across geographic boundaries. No matter where you are located, Foundation List is poised to be your steadfast partner in nonprofit talent acquisition.

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Recruiting Services for Nonprofit Organizations, Foundations, Schools, and Associations for All US Locations.

Our Premium Outbound Nonprofit Recruiting Services are meticulously designed to streamline and elevate your organization’s talent acquisition process. When you partner with Foundation List, you gain access to a suite of services that will revolutionize your nonprofit’s hiring journey:


  1. Immediate Recruiting Consulting: Upon engagement, we assign a dedicated nonprofit executive recruiter and Search Consultant to your organization, poised to immediately commence recruitment on your behalf. Armed with access to a vast national talent pool and cutting-edge tools, our experts swiftly immerse themselves in understanding your organizational needs, culture, and priorities. Their mission? To pinpoint the specific skills and experience essential for your open position, ensuring a seamless transition towards your ideal candidate.
  2. Candidate Identification: Our extensive candidate networks and industry expertise empower us to identify and recruit top-tier nonprofit talent, offering a diverse range of options for each role. Furthermore, our rigorous screening process guarantees that candidates align with your precise hiring criteria, assuring quality and suitability.
  3. Candidate Presentation: Expect nothing less than an exceptional shortlist of highly qualified candidates, primed for interviews. Each candidate comes complete with comprehensive information detailing their skills, experience, and alignment with your organization’s mission—enabling you to make informed decisions with confidence.
  4. Interview Coordination: Foundation List takes the hassle out of interview logistics. We handle scheduling and coordination with candidates, providing invaluable guidance and support throughout the interview process, ensuring a seamless and efficient experience.
  5. Reference Checking: Our commitment to excellence extends to thorough reference checks, affirming that candidates possess a proven track record of success and align seamlessly with your organization’s values and objectives.
  6. Offer Negotiation & Support: We stand by your side during the crucial phase of offer negotiation, assisting in crafting competitive compensation packages and favorable offer terms. Our unwavering support continues throughout the offer acceptance process, ensuring a smooth transition to onboarding.

At Foundation List, we are not just recruiters; we are dedicated partners invested in your nonprofit’s success. Elevate your recruitment process, and join hands with us to discover the next generation of nonprofit talent poised to drive your organization towards greater heights. Experience the Foundation List difference today.

Discover Your Next Nonprofit Leader with Confidence

A lineup of the types of great nonprofit and foundation candidates you get when you work with Foundation List

Are you ready to embark on the journey to find your next exceptional nonprofit professional or leader? Look no further than Foundation List, where we have a proven track record of successfully placing top talent in a diverse array of nonprofit roles, spanning executive leadership, development, communications, program management, and beyond. Our esteemed partners are unwaveringly committed to delivering the highest level of service and support, dedicated to helping organizations like yours achieve their noble missions. They possess the expertise required to provide you with talent that aligns seamlessly with your strategic objectives and hiring timeline.

Experience the Benefits of Foundation List’s Premium Nonprofit Search Services

Foundation List is proud to offer access to a competitive fee structure for outbound recruiting services through our esteemed search partners. Our fees are thoughtfully tailored to suit your needs, with a fee structure as follows:

  • 20% for support and individual contributor positions (contingent on success)
  • 25% for Manager/Director level roles (contingent)
  • 30% for Vice President/C-level positions (retained)
  • 33.33% for CEO/Executive Director leadership positions (retained)

These fees are calculated based on the first year’s offered base annual salary of the candidate placed. Rest assured, our partners understand the paramount importance of finding the right candidate for your organization. To provide added peace of mind, each hire comes backed by a solid replacement guarantee. In the event that the candidate we place does not meet your expectations, we will swiftly refill the position on your behalf at no additional cost to your organization.

At Foundation List, our executive search partners are not merely service providers; they are your steadfast allies in achieving success. Contact us today to learn more about our premium nonprofit search services and how our dedicated search partners can assist your organization in securing the finest nonprofit talent available in the market. With Foundation List, you can hire with confidence and forge a brighter future for your nonprofit.

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