About Us

Campbell & Company’s Executive Search practice emerged as a response to clients’ needs for top talent within the nonprofit sector. Already trusted collaborators in field-leading philanthropic consulting, we began receiving requests to find and recruit thoughtful, vision-driven executives who could lead our clients’ teams with confidence, clarity, and compassion. After 23 years, we are proud to be the executive search firm of choice for hundreds of nonprofit organizations. Campbell & Company has been listed four times as one of the country’s best executive search firms by Forbes Magazine and named one of Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy (WOC)’s Top 10 search firms for placing extraordinary leaders of color for two consecutive years.

Drawing on our deep expertise in human services, arts and culture, environmental, education, healthcare, and association/membership organizations, our firm offers a high-touch, human-centered experience for both clients and candidates. With six AIRS-Certified Diversity and Inclusion Recruiters on staff, we develop customized search strategies that ensure the final candidate pool reflects the range of communities our clients serve. Every resume we receive is reviewed by a member of our team and compared to our co-created position guide, which allows us to make thoughtful connections and more creatively spot candidate potential. We recruit from our extensive national networks leveraging the relationships and reach of our entire firm which, for 47 years, has partnered with organizations across the nonprofit sector to advance their missions and deepen their impact. In the past five years, each of our searches – from CEOs and C-Level Executives to their direct reports on leadership teams – has included a diverse slate of finalists, and 92% of placed candidates have at least one historically marginalized identity marker (including women and members of BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and neurodiverse communities). Our success rate is 89%, soaring above the 60% national benchmark.

As members of this employee-owned firm, everyone at Campbell & Company has a personal stake in the success of each client. Through our culture driven by integrity, candor, rigor, partnership, inclusion, and creativity, we empower every team member to innovate for the good of our clients. Combining your mission and our passion, Campbell & Company leverages our entire suite of services to be an effective and supportive partner before, during, and after complex leadership transitions. We are driven to place not just a capable candidate, but one who complements your existing culture, can move your organization forward, and will make a meaningful contribution to the nonprofit sector.



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Solutions And Expertise

How Our Mission-Driven Search Experts Make a Difference.

You have a vision. You have a mission.

Now, you’re looking for an exceptional executive to help take that vision to another level. It’s crucial to your future to make sure your search ends with a highly qualified and passionate nonprofit leader who can help you change the world.

Our award-winning Executive Search team of diverse and accomplished experts have been doing just that for over 20 years with over 500 placements in over 35 states. How? By making lasting connections that ensure results that earn your trust and acclaim.

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News Briefings

Campbell & Company Seeks CEO for the Friendly Center

Campbell & Company has been enlisted to find the next president and chief executive officer for the Friendly Center, a non-profit that provides free programs and services for low-income families and individuals in Orange County, CA. Leading the assignment are Dan Nevez, vice president, executive search, and Kole Farrise, associate consultant, executive search. After 25