DRG Executive Search Consultants


With over 29 years of experience, DRG has established a national reputation as a firm that specializes in recruiting for the nonprofit sector. We have worked throughout the United States conducting searches with nonprofit organizations from a wide variety of fields.

We are a firm committed to recruiting executives who possess the experience and leadership qualities necessary to help nonprofit organizations manage change and achieve their goals. We believe that with creative professional leadership, organizations will succeed in building the resources and services that can have a positive impact in communities around the world.

We selected our niche in the nonprofit sector because we believe that without excellence in professional leadership, nonprofit organizations could not succeed in delivering important services. We want to make a difference in this area by striving to be leaders who are knowledgeable about nonprofit leadership. We want to help clients develop new ways of thinking about each hiring challenge and guide them through informative successful recruitment efforts.


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Executive Director
(Wallingford,CT).  Benhaven’s mission is to enable people with autism and related disorders to participate in community life, exercise productive control over their own lives. After 40 years, the Executive Director is retiring and leaves behind a strong, stable and well-respected organization. We are now seeking a seasoned professional to lead this $17M organization and over 200 FTEs.

Environmental Defense Fund
Searches for Director of Planned Giving and for National Campaign Director
(New York, NY).  With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. The organization is seeking a Director of Planned Giving to plan, manage, and evaluate the EDF Planned Giving program to achieve its performance and financial goals.They are also seeking an ambitious and seasoned National Campaign Director to lead their $1 billion campaign to fund EDF’s new, five-year Blueprint 2020 Strategic Plan

The Salvation Army, Greater NY Division
Chief Advancement Professional Sought
(New York, NY).  This position serves as the chief advancement officer for New York Division of The Salvation Army.  Responsible for a staff of 23 development and communications professionals, the Director will be responsible for an advancement program raising in excess of $40M annually. The Greater NY Division, traces its beginnings to 1880 and with an annual budget of $90M provides an array of vital services that address basic needs such as hunger, homelessness, addiction and disaster relief. They also provide services for those living with HIV/AIDS and developmental disabilities, as well as youth programs in camping and day care.

Ability Beyond
Chief Executive Officer
(Bethel, CT). Ability Beyond is a $68M agency with 1,200 dedicated staff and 500 volunteers who provide community-based support for people living with disabilities across Connecticut, Westchester County and the Hudson Valley region of New York. Advancing their mission to “discover, build and celebrate ability in all people,” Ability Beyond enables people with disabilities to live as independently as possible. They provide community-based programs to more than 1,050 people, clinical support to more than 500 people and employment training and job placement services to an additional 1,200 people, with almost 50 percent of those individuals gaining competitive employment through Ability Beyond’s award-winning services.

Homes for the Brave
Chief Executive Officer
(Bridgeport, CT). Working primarily with Veterans, Homes for the Brave provides safe housing (transitional and permanent), vocational training and job placement, mental health and addiction services, and life skills coaching to help individuals, leave homelessness behind. Homes for the Brave operates three facilities in Bridgeport, one transitional and one permanent housing facility for men and a separate transitional facility for women, who as a group benefit from other specialized services unique to female veterans.


Every month, DRG reviews best thinking and practices in professional staff recruitment and development in the nonprofit sector.

This month's article is 4 Mindsets Your Nonprofit Needs to Lead Change In the New Year. Change is necessary for any nonprofit to sustain itself. As the challenges facing the nonprofit sector become more complex, however, organizations must manage multiple changes at once. 

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Because we receive so many inquiries about how we work with organizations, we recently created a downloadable brochure.  In the future, this brochure will be on our "DRG At A Glance" page.  View DRG Brochure


Steve J. Goldberg joins DRG. View Press Release


DRG recruits Shannon Carey to serve as the new Vice President of Development & Communications of the Urban Resource Institute (New York, NY), one of the largest domestic violence service providers in New York City. Shannon provided nonprofit, philanthropic, and corporate social responsibility consulting as the Founder and President of Four Leaf Clover Consulting. Previously, she served as interim Chief Development Officer and Director of Development of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. 

JESPY House (South Orange, NJ) has selected Edward Spauster to be their new Executive Director. Edward is skilled in reorganizing agencies for successful change. He has worked in nonprofit and healthcare related fields, and brings a wealth of experience in direct service and administration to JESPY. He previously served as the CEO of the League Education and Treatment Center, and was also President and CEO of Richmond Community Services in Mt. Kisco, NY for over eight years.

The Seaman's Society for Children and Families (New York, NY), a city-wide agency that provides services to protect and care for over 5,000 children and families, has appointed Dina Carreras as Chief Operating Officer of their organization. Dina has more than 10 years of project management and organizational change experience.

ShelterBox USA (Sarasota, FL) one of the world's leading disaster relief and humanitarian aid organizations, announces the appointment of Kerri Murray as its new president. Murray, a veteran nonprofit and corporate executive who has specialized in global health initiatives, brings nearly two decades of experience to the organization. Murray was formerly the Vice President at Direct Relief where she led development, communications, and marketing since 2010. Murray has deep experience delivering high-growth in the business and nonprofit sectors, including 13-years at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals. Read Press Release

DRG recruits Purna Rodman Conare as the new President and CEO of Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey (Livingston, NJ). A proven leader with more than 30 years of experience in complex health and human services organizations, Purna is dedicated to making the world better for vulnerable and disenfranchised communities. Before joining CPNJ's senior staff, he served as President and CEO of the Kennedy-Donovan Center, a $34 million multi-service nonprofit agency in Foxboro, Massachusetts that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Read Press Release

DRG: The Exposé

As part of DRG's 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2012, we created this video as a humorous perspective on our work.