About Us

Lindauer is proud to be one of the world’s leading retained executive search firms focused on nonprofits, ranked on the 2021 Forbes Best Executive Search Firms list and placed on Hunt Scanlon’s Top 50 Executive Search Firms, HR/Recruiting Diversity Power 65, Top 60 Nonprofit Recruiters, and Top 40 Higher Education Firms lists.

Since its founding 25 years ago, Lindauer has grown into a global firm serving education, health, arts, policy, foundation, and charity organizations throughout the United States and across four continents.

Lindauer understands complex systems, renowned institutions, energizing start-ups, and transformative opportunities. Consultants and team members are known for bringing rigor, candor, integrity, dedication, and a spirit of collaboration and innovation to all search and talent engagements. Long known as fierce advocates for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, Lindauer remains a trusted partner, convenor, leader, and driver of equity and anti-racism across the nonprofit sector.

Fortunate to partner with the world’s leading institutions, and renowned for historic expertise in fundraising and advancement, the firm today offers a wide range of talent management, leadership, and search services.

For more information or to set up an exploratory conversation with nonprofit industry leaders at Lindauer, please visit www.lindauerglobal.com.

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Solutions And Expertise

Fortunate to partner with the world’s leading institutions, and renowned for historic expertise in fundraising and advancement, the firm today offers a wide range of talent management, leadership, and search services.

Solutions
  • Career Services
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • Academic Med
  • Advocacy
  • Associations
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Consulting
  • Cultural Arts
  • Education
  • Faith Based
  • Foundations
  • Healthcare Services
  • K-12
  • Non-Profit
  • Social Service
Functions
  • Advancement
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President/Executive Director
  • Communications/PR
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Fundraising
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Marketing & Sales

News Briefings

The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence Selects Lindauer for CDO Search 

Lindauer has been called in by The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) to lead the search for its inaugural chief development officer.  Leading the assignment is senior consultant Terri Rutter. “AI2 has just recently diverged from its parent, Vulcan Inc., to become an independent 501(c)(3) organization,” said Lindauer. “The first AI2 CDO will build and

Lindauer Recruits EVP of Racial Equity and Social Justice for Fenway Health

Lindauer has placed  Mark Brimhall-Vargas as executive vice president of racial equity and social justice for Fenway Health. Faith Eutsay led the assignment. “Mark has the perfect combination of professional background, knowledge and lived experience to shape this inaugural role into a force for change at Fenway Health,” said Ellen LaPointe, chief executive officer of Fenway

Lindauer Retained by the United States Marshals Museum

Lindauer has been called in by the United States Marshals Museum in Fort Smith, AR, to lead its search for a foundation president and chief development officer. The assignment is being spearheaded by Libby Roberts, senior vice president, and senior consultant Megan Abbett. “The successful candidate will be a seasoned professional who thrives when faced

Global Pandemic and Social Upheaval Ignite Recruiting for Non-Profit Sector

What makes a not-for-profit organization great? Its mission, of course, as well as dedicated staff, volunteers, board members and various stakeholders. But according to executive recruiters, what may be most important is exceptional leadership – especially in such a politically-supercharged climate supported by a challenging economic environment. According to a newly released report by WittKieffer,