About Us

DRiWaterstone Human Capital is a culture-centric retained executive search firm helping nonprofit and social impact organizations build high performance teams and cultures.

We are dedicated to matching purpose-driven leaders with mission and purpose-driven roles.  We help ensure our clients have the right leaders in place – leaders who will lead in alignment with the organization’s unique values and goals, who will magnify the organization’s impacts, and who will help the business grow.

DRiWaterstone has built one of the largest networks in the country of leaders qualified for nonprofit and social impact organizations. We serve a diverse group of clients in the nonprofit, foundation, social impact enterprise, and corporate citizenship space who are looking to have a greater impact locally, nationally, and globally.

And we know that when it comes to leadership, building doesn’t stop with hiring: we offer a range of programs and tools that focus on the behaviors and practices proven to make the biggest difference to leadership, team and organizational success.

Our Commitment to DE&I
DRiWaterstone Human Capital’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) dates to its founding, and has been recognized in the latest Hunt Scanlon HR/Diversity Power 65 Rankings.

We believe that it is only through DE&I that communities can reach their full potential. It’s also an essential component for organizations that want to build a high-performance culture. That’s why we make it a priority to recruit diverse talent for every search.


Representative Clients

We’re honored to work with forward-thinking organizations, foundations, and associations making expansive changes for their communities. Our distinguished portfolio represents a diverse tapestry of clients spanning industries and sectors. For a list of clients, visit the DRiWaterstone website.

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After decades of leading purpose and mission-driven organizations, DRiWaterstone’s founders set out to create an executive search firm designed especially for this sector.

We are deliberately structured to ensure that one of our leaders plays a hands-on role in every search we conduct. This rare, high-caliber approach to executive search allows us to align our searches with our clients’ most important strategic goals. Our leaders are supported by a carefully structured team of specialists that works together on every assignment. Drawing on our experience with purpose and mission-driven organizations, our staff includes a dedicated Candidate Stewardship Associate who ensures that candidates have positive impressions of our clients—no matter the outcome of their own candidacies.

Solutions And Expertise

DRiWaterstone works with mission and purpose-driven organizations in both the public and private sectors to provide executive search services for Chief Executives, Vice Presidents, and Director-level staff in all facets of organizational management.

We also have a successful history of working with Boards of Governors at a wide variety of organizations – from supporting strategic planning work to helping organizations recruit top talent to fill Board seats and help them reach their impact, performance and reputation goals.

  • Board Services
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Onboarding
  • Succession Planning
  • Associations
  • Cultural Arts
  • Education
  • Faith Based
  • Foundations
  • Non-Profit
  • All Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • C-Level Leaders
  • C-Suite
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Development
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources
  • Non-Profit
  • Program Management

News Briefings

DRiWaterstone Human Capital Seeks Executive Director/ General Manager for Michigan Radio

Arlington, VA-based DRiWaterstone Human Capital has been selected to find the next executive director and general manager of Michigan Radio, the public broadcasting service of the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. “The executive director and general manager will be a visionary for the future of the station, working with a talented team of individuals in

DRiWaterstone Human Capital Leads CFO Search for the Academy of Management

Arlington, VA-based DRiWaterstone Human Capital has been selected by the Academy of Management to lead its search for a new chief financial officer. The position is responsible for strategic leadership and broad financial stewardship of all aspects of the Academy of Management’s finance and accounting functions to ensure the association’s financial health and the fulfillment of

DRiWaterstone Human Capital Seeks CEO for New Hope Housing in Northern Virginia

Arlington, VA-based DRiWaterstone Human Capital has been enlisted to find the next chief executive officer for New Hope Housing (NHH), a non-profit organization that operates homeless shelters and housing programs across Northern Virginia. The new CEO will be responsible for all aspects of New Hope Housing’s operations, leading the staff in accomplishing NHH’s goals while

Development Resources Seeks CEO for HealthWorks of Northern Virginia

Arlington, VA-based executive search firm Development Resources inc. (DRi) has been enlisted to find a chief executive officer for HealthWorks for Northern Virgina, a non-profit community health center. Nancy K. Racette, co-founder and chief operating officer, is leading the assignment for the search firm. HealthWorks seeks an engaging CEO possessing unquestioned integrity to lead the overall operations of the

Press Releases

September 2023 Placements

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August 2023 Placements

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