Cooper Coleman is a full-service recruiting and consulting firm partnering exclusively with nonprofit organizations, foundations, and research and academic institutions to drive meaningful growth. We move organizations forward by placing the right leaders in the right roles at the right time, and we help to strengthen management and fundraising capacity to amplify their mission and impact.
We work with organizations of all sizes locally, nationally, and globally. Our practical, actionable, strategic approach helps our partner organizations achieve durable solutions and sustainable growth.
We represent our partners as if we are a member of their team—with passion, integrity, and a deep understanding of their challenges and opportunities. We intuitively know what makes the work they do unique and essential.
We are an LGBTQ+ owned business that embraces demographic, experiential, sexual, and cultural inclusion. We believe everyone is better when leadership reflects the diversity of its people and when an organization reflects the diversity of those it serves.
The Team Moving You Forward!
An ever-growing cadre of incredibly talented professionals extends the capacity and capabilities of our team. They include recruiters and organizational development experts, frontline fundraisers, planned giving experts, communicators, marketers, designers—each of whom has been hand-selected from our previous work experience and meets our rigorous expectations for performance, expertise, and continued professional development. Meet a few of them below.
We take extraordinary measures to preserve dignity in the recruiting experience. Recognizing there is a person behind each resume, we treat each candidate with humanity, clarity, and respect—as the assets they are to our sector, the third-largest driver of the U.S. economy.
The right leaders in the right roles are essential for success. The most successful organizations do not settle on their leaders, they strategically and meaningfully choose each one.
Recruiting the best candidates can be protracted and time-consuming. For that reason, we do the heavy lifting to find your ideal candidate, so you can focus on other priorities. We help organizations assess their unique needs to build a comprehensive profile of the professionals they require. We leverage our extensive network of passive and active candidates throughout the sector to place the right leaders in the roles most essential to your success.
Chicago-based Cooper Coleman LLC has assisted in the recruitment of Gillian Power as the new chief technology officer of Lambda Legal. “We are proud to have Gillian join our team as our new chief technology officer,” said Kevin Jennings, CEO of Lambda Legal. “Gillian’s rich depth of experience and ability to adapt quickly to technological change will be critical
Chicago-based Cooper Coleman LLC has appointed Tony Paskauskas, a veteran non-profit operations executive, as its chief operating officer, a new role at the firm. He will be responsible for scaling Cooper Coleman’s business operations and finance capabilities and extending its executive search and consulting capacities. “We’ve recruited one of the most talented and exceptional operations
Cooper Coleman LLC has placed Kate Schroder as the new president and CEO of Cincinnati, OH-based community health organization Interact for Health. Dr. O’dell Moreno Owens recently stepped down from the position. Bill Coleman, principal and co-founder of Cooper Coleman, led the assignment. “This is a particularly unique leadership opportunity, not only due to the essential
Cincinnati, OH-based community health organization Interact for Health has retained Cooper Coleman LLC, to lead the search for its next president and CEO. Dr. O’dell Moreno Owens recently stepped down from the position. Bill Coleman, principal and co-founder of Cooper Coleman, is leading the assignment. “This is a particularly unique leadership opportunity, not only due
CHICAGO, IL – Cooper Coleman LLC has placed John Roane as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at New York City-based Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund (Lambda Legal). A national search led by Johnny Cooper, Founder and Principal of the growing firm, identified Roane, an accomplished nonprofit executive specializing in building and continually improving organizational operations
(April 20, 2022) Cooper Coleman LLC has appointed veteran nonprofit operations executive, Tony Paskauskas, as COO, a new role at the firm, to scale the firm’s business operations and finance capabilities and extend its executive search and consulting capacities. Paskauskas most recently led the operations, logistics, customer service, and donor stewardship functions behind a $305
(Jan. 4, 2022) Cooper Coleman LLC has placed Kate Schroder as President and CEO of Cincinnati, OH-based Interact for Health. A national search led by Bill Coleman, Co-Founder and Principal of the growing firm, identified Schroder, a healthcare leader with more than 15 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Among her
(Jan. 11, 2022) Cooper Coleman LLC has hired Paul Towne as Executive Search Consultant, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, to expand the firm’s executive search capacity and extend its reach to social sector organizations throughout the United States. Paul’s leadership experience spans more than 20 years in nonprofit organization management, fundraising, and technology
Cooper Coleman LLC has hired Kathy Kraushar as Executive Search Consultant, based in Cincinnati, to expand the firm’s executive search capacity and extend its reach to social sector organizations throughout the United States. Kathy’s leadership experience spans more than 30 years in nonprofit organization management, healthcare, and talent development. Before joining Cooper Coleman, Kathy spent