About Us

Envision Consulting is a minority-owned firm that specializes in executive search, organizational strategy, merger exploration and executive leadership transitions. With offices in New York and Los Angeles, its partners and consultants are former nonprofit executive leaders who now use their collective experience and inspiration to uplift nonprofits and the communities they serve. Envision’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is integrated into its practices, including inclusive surveys and stakeholder interviews, focus groups, structured hiring processes, a focus on anti-biased decision making and much more. In 2021, Envision Consulting was named by the Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy as a Top 10 Search Firm that Works for Women of Color.

WHY ENVISION?
Inspired Leadership. That’s the Envision difference.

UNPARALLELED EXPERIENCE
Unlike other firms whose specialization lies specifically in a service area, our on-the-ground experience as founders, board members, and executives in the nonprofit sector means we have first-hand understanding of the specific challenges faced by nonprofit organizations. From building a set of bylaws, to government contracting to donor stewardship, we are uniquely positioned to help you meet and exceed the needs of nonprofit organizations.

UNBIASED PRACTICES
We aren’t just committed to diversifying the faces around the table, but in helping you build team cultures that encourage and cultivate diversity and inclusion. From building Boards of Directors that reflect our communities to employing structured and unbiased DEI practices in our comprehensive hiring process, we help nonprofits reflect the needs the communities we serve.

UNDENIABLE COMMITMENT TO YOU
All of our placements include a one-year guarantee. But just a guarantee isn’t enough. Once you find the perfect candidate, the real work of transition begins. That’s why we offer post-hire executive coaching, communications support and evaluation guidelines in every single one of our executive search placements.

UNMATCHED PROCESS
This isn’t just recruiting. Being the experts in leadership development and strategy have helped us to create and hone comprehensive practices that ensure a thoroughly vetted and structured experience. Every step of the way you’ll receive guidance on structure and timing to ensure thorough and thoughtful vetting, so you can move forward with confidence.

UNEQUIVOCAL STRATEGY & SEARCH
There’s more to leadership than just putting someone in the seat. We view strategy as a key element in every search, and leadership as an essential piece of every strategy. Our deep experience in strategy and leadership means we treat every engagement holistically, impacting the entire organization.

Our Team

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Doing Good, Together
After spending more than 20 years founding and running nonprofit organizations, we are inspired by the power of nonprofits. Great missions, great leaders, and great strategy can make outstanding impact; but only when everything works together. That’s why we founded Envision Consulting, an innovative consulting firm that specializes in providing leadership strategy and search solutions exclusively to nonprofit organizations. Our mission is to leverage our experience in the nonprofit sector to positively impact those organizations that change our communities.

Our Team
Our small, but mighty team brings years of experience and passion for the nonprofit sector. Our diverse talents and interests give us a comprehensive view on each organization we serve.

Solutions And Expertise

Search
Executive Search: We don’t just source the best candidates in the industry, we consult with you to ensure we’re sourcing the candidates that best fit your organization. Learn more.

Supported Search: Finding great talent can be a full-time job, but you don’t always need a full search to fill every position. That’s why we offer a spectrum of search options, tailored to meet the needs, budget and support that’s right for your organization. Learn more.

Strategy: Our consulting experts are here to help you establish an organizational strategy that will help your nonprofit succeed and thrive
Strategic Planning
Organization Assessments
Mergers
Case Studies

CauseCupid
Find Your Cause. Make a Lasting Impact.

We look forward to inviting you to our first post-pandemic CauseCupid event! Please stay tuned and contact us if you have any questions. Thank you!

Since 2015, we’ve hosted informal happy hour events across the country to introduce over 200 nonprofit partners to over 1,000 local professionals interested in volunteer service on a nonprofit board of directors. We’re proud these events have resulted in more than 200 board placements from coast to coast!

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Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • Associations
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Cultural Arts
  • Education
  • Faith Based
  • Foundations
  • K-12
  • Non-Profit
Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Non-Profit

News Briefings

Envision Consulting Assists Ryman Arts with Executive Director Search

Following an extensive search, Pasadena, CA-based Envision Consulting has assisted in the recruitment of Audrey T. Salzburg as the new executive director of Ryman Arts. “We are thrilled to welcome Audrey Salzburg as our new executive director,” said David A. Price, board chair. “She is a charismatic and visionary leader, uniquely positioned to build and foster

Pacific Pride Foundation Taps Envision Consulting to Find New Leader

Pasadena, CA-based search firm Envision Consulting has been retained by Pacific Pride Foundation to lead in its search for a new executive director. Allison Fuller, Matt Kamin, Melissa Montoya, and Jess McBride are leading the assignment. Reporting to the board of directors, Pacific Pride Foundation is seeking an experienced, growth-minded executive leader to serve as their next leader. The

Envision Consulting Seeking New Leader for Ryman Arts

Pasadena, CA-based search firm Envision Consulting has been retained by Ryman Arts to lead in its search for a new executive director. Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director will provide leadership and strategy for the organization’s programming and services to the community. With a $1.5 million annual budget, a staff of 8 full-time employees, and

Envision Consulting Assists the Los Angeles Conservancy with CEO Search

Pasadena, CA-based search firm Envision Consulting has assisted in the recruitment of Adrian Scott Fine as the new CEO of the Los Angeles Conservancy. He will succeed Linda Dishman, who has been with the organization for over 31 years. “I’m thrilled that Adrian was chosen to lead the Conservancy into the future,” said Ms. Dishman. “He’s been an incredible

Press Releases

Aviva Welcomes New
 President and Chief Executive Officer, Amber Rivas

Los Angeles, CA – Aviva has announced that Amber Rivas has been selected as its new President and CEO, effective January 3, 2023. Rivas’ placement follows the recent retirement of Regina Bette who served as the President and CEO for 11 years. Founded in 1915, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit provides support to at-risk children and

Child & Family Center Welcomes New
Chief Executive Officer, Nikki Buckstead

Extensive Search and Recruitment Process Led by Envision Consulting Los Angeles, CA – Child & Family Center has announced that Nikki Buckstead has been selected as its new CEO, effective November 14. The nonprofit provides comprehensive prevention, early intervention, diagnostic evaluation and behavior therapeutic services, outpatient drug and alcohol treatment and domestic violence services for children, adolescents

A Place Called Home Welcomes Chief Executive Officer, Norayma Cabot

(Sept. 8, 2022) A Place Called Home (APCH), a nonprofit that provides a safe, nurturing environment and a variety of programs for young people in South Central Los Angeles, recently announced that Norayma Cabot has been selected as their new Chief Executive Officer, effective September 26th, 2022. Cabot has over 18 years of experience driving successful organizations with expertise

Library Foundation of Los Angeles Names Stacy Lieberman as President & CEO

(May 2022) The Library Foundation of Los Angeles (LFLA) announced today that longtime local arts leader Stacy Lieberman has been appointed its next president and CEO, effective June 6, 2022. Lieberman is currently deputy director at The Broad and will become the Foundation’s fourth president in 30 years. After an early career in book publishing, Stacy has

Dr. Cid Pinedo Named CEO of Mexican American Opportunity Foundation

(March 17, 2022) Ciriaco “Cid” Pinedo, Ed.D., has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF), one of the largest nonprofits in California, providing social services to over 125,000 people per year across seven counties, including Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, San Diego, Ventura, Kern, and Monterey. MAOF’s previous President and

Multimedia

Blogs
Six Ways to Rekindle Your Relationship with Your Board (After Two Years of Pandemic Zooms)
How Should Nonprofits Respond to the Great Resignation – October 2021
What Would it Take to Love Your Job Again – August 2021
Your Real-World HR Questions Answered – June 2021
Fundraising with Fran Reilly – May 2021
Online giving was through the roof. Did you miss out? – March 2021
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Webinars
Becoming the CEO of Your Career: Join Asia Bribiesca-Hedin of Bridgewell Professional Services and Matt Kamin of Envision Consulting for a lively discussion about how to take control of your career, whether you’re looking for a new job or trying to navigate where you are now. View webinar here.

2020 Trends & Outlooks for Nonprofits: Envision recently conducted a survey of nonprofits to better understand what organizations have been dealing with in 2020 – and how they’re thinking about and planning for the months ahead. View webinar here. Download the report here.

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Nonprofit on the Rocks Podcast: To listen to all of Envision Consulting’s Podcasts “Nonprofit on the Rocks” please click here.

Diversity Equity & Inclusion:   As nonprofit consultants, we’ve been paying close attention to the evolving national dialogue around police brutality, Black Lives Matter, and systemic racism. But,to be honest, while we’ve seen quite a few personal and professional solidarity statements, we don’t see nearly enough honest introspection. Us included. We keep asking ourselves, what does it means to commit to shared values around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion? To learn more about Envision’s DE+I practices please click here.

Case Studies: To view case studies for Envision Consulting please click here.

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