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

DRi Seeks VP of DE&I for Sustainability Non-Profit Ceres

Arlington, VA-based executive search firm Development Resources Inc. (DRi) has been enlisted to find a vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion for Ceres, a sustainability non-profit organization. Jennifer Dunlap, DRi’s president and chief executive officer, is spearheading the assignment. “Ceres is searching for an experienced professional to lead the organization’s DEI journey,” said the search firm. “The vice

DRi Seeks CEO for Atlas Service Corps

Arlington, VA-based executive search firm Development Resources Inc. (DRi) has been retained by Atlas Service Corps, also known as Atlas Corps, to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Based in Washington, D.C., Atlas Corps is an international network of social sector leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation and solutions to address the world’s 21st-century challenges.

DRi Tapped by The Jed Foundation to Find Chief Medical Officer

Over the past few months, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find new chief medical officers. In the era of COVID-19 we can expect this to be another burgeoning area for executive search firms. Arlington, VA-based executive search firm Development Resources inc. (DRi) has been retained by The Jed Foundation (JED) to lead its search