DRG Executive Search Consultants


With over 28 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.


DRG President David Edell to speak at Chicago's Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership on April 21st on  preparing future leaders for nonprofits.  According to a recent report by the Leadership Pipelines Initiative, 75-90% of Jewish nonprofits must find new executive leadership in the next 5-7 years. Read press release.


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Community Food Bank of New Jersey
Chief Executive Officer
(Hillside, NJ). Since its founding in 1975, the Community FoodBank has become one of the largest food banks in the country. The organization distributes over 43 million pounds of food and groceries a year to more than 1,400 nonprofit programs throughout 17 of New Jersey's 21 counties. In addition to food distribution, CFB has active programs in job training, clothing and school supplies for children, nutrition education, and tax preparation. The Community FoodBank is governed by a 19-member Board of Directors. The organization's total budget is $100M (with an operating budget of $18M) and has a staff of over 220 operating out of a 285,000 square-foot facility.

Alzheimer's Drub Discvoery Foundation
Major Gifts Officer
(NY, NY). ADDF is a public charity established by the Lauder family with a mission to rapidly accelerate the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer's disease, related dementias and cognitive aging. To date, the organization has granted more than $70 million to support drug discovery programs. ADDF is looking for a major gifts officer to solicit and cultivate high net-worth individuals in order to expand their national reach and increase private funding.

Bermuda Wellness Foundation
Executive Director
(NY, NY). The Bermuda Wellness Foundation is an American organization founded to build understanding and support initiatives that create and sustain a world-class standard of healthcare in Bermuda. They are seeking a talented, self-motivated, experienced fundraising Executive Director to build, implement and coordinate an ongoing multimillion dollar fundraising program, primarily in the United States for programs in Bermuda..

Brooklyn College Foundation
Philanthropy Advisor/Major Gifts
(Brooklyn, NY). Exciting role in higher education fundraising; raise funds for a wide range of programs including exciting new projects in the arts, sciences, and culture. In 2014, The Washington Monthly ranked Brooklyn College #1 in the nation as a "Best Bang for the Buck" College.

Brooklyn Law School
Director of Development
(Brooklyn, NY). Top development and external affairs role at leading independent Law School. Be part of the Dean's senior leadership team and manage a team of nine to raise $8 million to $10 million annually.

Goodman JFS of Broward County
Chief Executive Officer
(Broward County, FL). JFS Broward provides compassionate and effective mental health counseling, case management for seniors and the disabled, information and referral services, emergency financial assistance, kosher food delivery, bereavement and caregiving support as well as volunteer programs to help address the needs of thousands of individuals and families who have nowhere else to turn for help.  The JFS’s mission is to support those who face daily challenges, whether they are the normal transitions of life, new and unexpected hardships, or immediate crises.

Hebew Free Loan Society
Executive Director
(New York, NY). Over the past 120 years, HFLS has provided more than $260 million in loans to nearly 875,000 borrowers. Today, HFLS helps families who are barely getting by financially, assists immigrants train in a new profession, supports economically vulnerable entrepreneurs start or expand a business, aides students and prospective students needing education, and helps parents of disabled children access expensive special-education services.

Lymphoma Research Foundation
Senior Director of Deveopment
(NY, NY). The Senior Director of Development is a newly created position within LRF responsible for all national philanthropy for this organization which is the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to lymphoma research patient education. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $51 million to biomedical research.

Sephardic Community Center
Executive Director
(Brooklyn, NY). A membership-based, non-profit, non-sectarian institution, the Morris & Paulette Bailey Sephardic Community Center (SCC) reaches out to more than 70,000 people living in the Midwood-Flatbush section of Brooklyn.

ShelterBox USA
Chief Executive Officer
(American HQ based in Florida but CEO can be based in any major American city). ShelterBox USA is the American affiliate of ShelterBox International, a global disaster relief charity delivering emergency shelter, warmth, and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide. They seek a CEO who will spend the majority of their time designing a comprehensive fundraising strategy and travelling nationally to work with board and other volunteers solicit major gifts.

Teaching Channel
Director of Development
(Position can be virtual or in Oakland, CA). Work with an innovative and forward thinking nonprofit to help improve Pre-K-12 education. Will work directly with the CEO to raise $10 million annually. Manage an Assistant Director of Development and a part time grant writer.

Urban Pathways
Two Positions - COO and Director of Development
(NY, NY). Founded in 1975, Urban Pathways is community-based human services agency pioneering the use of basic and therapeutic serves to respond to the problem of the homeless. Over the past 40 years, Urban Pathways has successfully served over 560 clients, served over 68,000 meals and placed approximately 150 individuals in permanent or transitional housing facilities.


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

This month's article is The New Wild West - Staffing Nonprofits in the Age of Social Media. In our search work, board members and CEOs frequently tell us of their organization's communication needs.  At stake is visibility and relevance - ensuring that in a crowded marketplace of 140 characters, Likes, and Links, your organization isn't lost in the fog. As your organization builds a communications platform, here are skills you need to look for in your team members.

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


Connecticut Food Bank (East Haven, CT) has appointed Robert Levine as their CEO. Mr. Levine had been serving as the South Florida Regional CEO for the American Red Cross.

American Youth Soccer Organization - AYSO - (Torrance, CA) has appointed Ian McMahon as their National Executive Director. A former professional footballer with Manchester and other clubs in England, Mr, Mahon had been serving as CEO of the Hong Kong Sevens/Hong Kong Football and Rugby Union. Read Press Release.

The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (Raleigh, NC) has appointed Susan Lilly as CEO. Susan had been serving as Executive Director of the North Carolina State University Veterinary Health Foundation Read Press Release.

Leadership Pipelines Alliance has appointed Gali Cooks as Executive Director.  Gali had most recently been serving as Director of Business Operations for the Union of Reform Judiasm 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.