DRG Executive Search Consultants


With over 26 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 once again makes it to Crain's NY Business list of Top 25 Executive Recruitment Firms.  Of the Crain's list, DRG is the only firm working exclusively wtihin the nonprofit arena. See List.



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Food Bank For New York City
Chief Financial Officer
(New York, NY) As one of the country's largest food banks, the Food Bank For New York City’s mission is to end hunger in New York City. The Food Bank tackles hunger on three fronts: food distribution, income support and nutrition education. Working toward long-term food poverty solutions, the Food Bank develops policy and conducts research to inform community and government efforts. The Food Bank has an annual operating budget of $75 million and distributes over 70 million pounds of food annually.

Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego
Chief Executive Officer
(San Diego, CA). Established in 1967, the Jewish Community Foundation is the oldest community foundation in San Diego.  Its mission is to promote philanthropy through meaningful partnerships with donors and community organizations in achieving charitable goals and to increase current and future support for a vibrant and secure Jewish an general community in San Diego, Israel and around the world.

Executive Director
(New York, NY). Founded in 1972, the mission of BronxWorks is to feed, shelter, teach and support its neighbors to build a stronger community. Each year, the organization provides services for over 35,000 Bronx residents. BronxWorks has 27 program sites that house over 60 programs. The organization has a staff of over 500 and an operating budget of $36 million.

Providence House
Chief Operating Officer
(Brooklyn, NY) Providence House provides shelter and support to homeless, abused and formerly incarcerated women and their children in a hospitable, non-violent, compassionate atmosphere. Addressing the causes of injustice and working towards the full and fruitful participation in the community is also paramount in the the organization's objectives.

Helen Keller Services for the Blind
Chief Development Officer
(Brooklyn, NY) Established in 1893, the mission of Helen Keller Services for the Blind (HKSB) is to help individuals of all ages who are blind, visually impaired, deaf-blind and/or have combined hearing and vision loss and who may have additional disabilities, to develop independence and participate actively in their communities. HKSB operates programs in Brooklyn, Nassau and Suffolk counties and serves consumers nationally through the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults. HKSB has an operating budget of $30 million and 250 staff members


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

This month's article is Accessing Your Strongest Self - An Inside Look at Executive Coaching. Many people are still unfamiliar with what coaching is. It is often confused with mentoring, outside or peer supervision, or even therapy. In this article, Jennifer Thorne interviews two executive coaches, both of whom work with nonprofit professional clients, to learn about what actually happens in coaching engagements.  

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DRG: The Exposé

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




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


Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Washington, DC) has appointed Emilio Alonso-Mendoza as CEO. Mr. Hargis had most recently been serving as CEO of Take Stock In Children Read Press Release.

Colon Cancer Alliance (Washington, DC) has appointed Eric Hargis as CEO. Mr. Hargis had been serving as Executive Director of the National Parent Teacher Association.  Read Press Release.

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA) has appointed Naomi L. Adler as CEO.  Ms. Adler had most recently been serving as CEO of the United Way of Westchester and Putnam (NY)  Read Press Release.

Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, OH) has appointed James Digan to become Foundation President.  Mr. Digan has served as the President of Rochester General Foundation and as Executive Vice President for Development with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Read Press Release.

United Religions Initiative (San Francisco, CA) has appointed Victor Kazanjian to succeed Charles Gibbs as Executive Director.  Mr. Kazanjian was the Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life and simultaneously, the Dean of Intercultural Education at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Read Press Release.

Lymphoma Research Foundation (New York, NY) has appointed Elizabeth Thompson as CEO.  Ms. Thompson had been serving as the President/Chief Mission Officer of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in Dallas, TX. Read Press Release.