About Us

Cook Silverman Search (Cook Silverman) is a retained search firm focused on senior executive positions for nonprofit organizations. Cook Silverman was formed as an alliance between old friends and business colleagues Pamela Cook and Victoria Silverman. Our client base represents a broad range of organizations, including independent schools, universities, conservation and environmental organizations, health care, social service, social justice, museums, science, animal welfare, faith-based organizations, and the arts.

We are committed to providing ethical and exceptional service to every client we serve. We know thousands of professionals in nonprofit organizations throughout the United States, enabling us to help connect the best candidates with the right positions.

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Cook Silverman brings more than one hundred years of nonprofit experience, spanning all aspects of development, advancement, communications, and executive management. Our team includes individuals who have served as executive directors, development and marketing directors and other senior positions in nonprofits, and therefore have unique knowledge and abilities to evaluate skill sets of nonprofit executives.

We have worked in the positions our clients hope to fill, which gives us a unique perspective on evaluation of the candidates.

Solutions And Expertise

Talent is at a premium in the nonprofit space and many candidates can move quickly into new positions, receiving multiple offers in the same week. Cook Silverman ensures top talent connects with our clients and has a great recruiting experience.

Cook Silverman brings more than one hundred years of nonprofit experience, spanning all aspects of development, advancement, communications and marketing, and executive management. Our team includes individuals who have served as executive directors, development and marketing directors and other senior positions in nonprofits, and therefore have unique knowledge and abilities to evaluate skill sets of nonprofit executives. We have worked in the positions our clients hope to fill, which gives us a distinctive perspective on evaluation of the candidates.

With over 400 searches successfully completed in the last twenty years, Cook Silverman has a long record of success: a deep bench of senior management, fundraising, marketing and communications, and strong connections within the nonprofit sector that makes us one of the most effective search firms in the business. In addition to our years of experience in the field, our team takes an approach that ensures we have our pulse on the market and an in-depth understanding of the needs of our clients, the potential pool of candidates, and the best ways to effectively reach them.

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Career Services
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Mgmt. Consulting
Industries
  • Associations
  • Consumer Services
  • Cultural Arts
  • Faith Based
  • Foundations
  • Non-Profits
Functions
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Research & Develop.

News Briefings

Cook Silverman Search Seeks CDO for San Francisco Non-Profit Glide

Greenbrae, CA-based Cook Silverman Search has been selected to find a chief development officer for Glide, a non-profit organization which provides food and social services for the homeless in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. Victoria L. Silverman, managing founder, is heading the assignment for the non-profit-focused search firm. The chief development officer leads Glide’s efforts to create and

Cook Silverman Seeking New Leader for SAVE

Greenbrae, CA-based Cook Silverman Search has been selected by SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments) to lead its search for a new executive director. Victoria L. Silverman, co-founder of Cook Silverman, is heading the assignment. The executive director works to achieve SAVE’s mission and ensure the organization’s continuing presence as a leader in the domestic violence movement,

Cook Silverman Seeking Major Gifts Officer for Golden Gate University

For universities, major gift officers are among the most vital roles. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of finding major gift officers

Cook Silverman Seeking Advancement Leader for California State Parks Foundation

Greenbrae, CA-based Cook Silverman Search has been selected by the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) to lead its search for a director of advancement. Victoria L. Silverman, co-founder of Cook Silverman, is heading the assignment. The advancement leader reports directly to the executive director. The individual is expected to work with the board, staff and

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