About Us

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.

Our Team


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.

Solutions And Expertise

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.

  • Advisory Services
  • Culture Shaping
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Succession Planning
  • Associations
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Cultural Arts
  • Education
  • Foundations
  • K-12
  • Non-Profit
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing & Sales

News Briefings

Cooper Coleman Seeking President and CEO for Interact for Health

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

In Demand: Innovative and Adaptable Leaders to Drive Efficiency

The Labor Department reported that 411,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones expected 380,000 new jobless claims. The previous week’s level was revised up by 6,000 from 412,000 to 418,000. The four-week moving average was 397,750, an increase of 1,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous

Press Releases

Cooper Coleman Hires Kathy Kraushar as Executive Search Consultant

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

Cooper Coleman to Lead Search For President and CEO, Interact For Health

CINCINNATI, OH — Cincinnati-based community health organization Interact for Health has retained Cooper Coleman LLC, an emerging leader among social sector executive search firms, to identify its next President and CEO. Serving the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana tri-state region, Interact for Health promotes health equity through its innovative community engagement, grant-making, research,

Cooper Coleman LLC Earns Certification as an LGBT Business Enterprise®

March 11, 2021 – COOPER COLEMAN LLC EARNS CERTIFICATION AS AN LGBT BUSINESS ENTERPRISE® (CERTIFIED LGBTBE®) BY NATIONAL LGBT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHICAGO, IL — Cooper Coleman is proud to announce its recent certification as a Certified LGBTBE® through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Supplier Diversity Initiative. The NGLCC is the business voice

Cooper Coleman LLC Announces the Formation of a New Executive Search & Advisory Firm

January 27, 2021 – COOPER COLEMAN LLC ANNOUNCES THE FORMATION OF A NEW EXECUTIVE SEARCH AND ADVISORY FIRM FOR THE SOCIAL SECTOR CHICAGO, IL — Cooper Coleman offers retained executive search and advisory services to nonprofit organizations, foundations, and research and academic institutions. Cooper Coleman partners exclusively with organizations and institutions throughout the social sector