Nonprofit Executive Search

Nonprofit Executive Search

BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group works closely with and participates in nonprofit organizations, foundations, and educational institutions. Cultivated in the nonprofit sector, we provide expert search strategies and leadership for your organization. Our candidates are real agents for change and growth, and we excel at matching their talents, motivations, and passions to your organization’s mission. Why? Because our organization is actively involved in nonprofit work. We have a major nonprofit Founder and Executive Director and Board Member/Treasurer on the BEST Team, and as an organization, we are active participants in charitable work and stewardship.

BEST’s team of nonprofit executive search experts have experience from small start-ups to large established organizations. We advise on growth strategies, strengthening outreach, and areas of risk. The individuals at BEST are well-positioned and proven in helping non-profit organizations like yours achieve their goals. After all, one great hire can transform an organization. We have seen it first hand, and we want to make that happen for your nonprofit.


Search & Hire Examples

BEST approaches each of our client relationships with a partnership mentality based on trust and transparency. Each nonprofit executive search is an opportunity for organizational advancement and growth. Working with a Board of Directors and organizational leadership, BEST will ease the burden of hiring during a leadership transition. BEST has an extensive amount of connections in the nonprofit world and are active participants. Whether you are interested in finding a career or hiring for your organization, review these noteworthy BEST search and hire examples:

  • Executive Director
  • President
  • Program Leader
  • Grants Program Leader
  • Fundraising Manager

Specialized Executive Search

The need is great. Are you a leader in the national or local nonprofit sector that needs top talent to keep up to date in the everchanging environment in which you operate? Do you struggle to find top-line talent that achieves the objectives you need to be successful? BEST can align you with these individuals quickly and seamlessly. Taking a behavioral approach, BEST not only matches a candidate’s qualifications to your needs but also finds a cultural fit. Reach out to BEST to see what this can look like for you.


Nonprofit Recruiting

  • Thorough Skill & Behavioral Assessment
  • Confidential Searching & Screening
  • Financial Flexibility
  • High Integrity 
  • Full-Service Business & HR Advisory

Practice Leaders


Todd Downing

Todd enjoys helping nonprofits solve the complexity that rapid change has brought forward over the last decade, especially during the pandemic. This evolution requires nonprofits to identify professionals with new and different skill sets. “It takes a special person to work in the nonprofit arena. My work with nonprofit placements from Executive Directors to C-Level, and experience in behavioral interviewing, have been invaluable in supporting clients in identifying the top talent their organization needs today and well into tomorrow.”

Nancy Hintz

Nancy Hintz

Nancy has over two decades of experience in executive recruiting and serves an array of clients in identifying top executive leadership. According to Nancy, “Clients need more than just candidates. They need solutions. I strive to help my clients identify the right solutions by listening to their needs, utilizing behavioral-based assessments, and asking the right questions.” Nancy is also the Executive Director of the Million Meal Movement, a nonprofit organization based in Indianapolis.


How can we help?

Do you need leaders to enhance your outreach channels and advance your non-profit organization’s growth? As nonprofit executive recruiters, we understand the vital importance of hiring experienced talent that is fully motivated and impassioned by your mission, and that fits within your specific culture. Contact us today:

+1 317 552 2689

5809 N. Post Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46216 USA

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    BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group

    BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group is a retained executive search and business advisory/consulting firm that specializes in small-to-medium sized companies, with an emphasis in the horticultural, hydroponics, consumer products, crisis management and business restructuring categories. BEST serves companies nationwide and globally in an active and evolving market. Through a well-connected network of colleagues and a sophisticated predictive behavioral screening system (that we call “BEST Behaviors”), BEST drives our client’s growth and success through a focused and consultative approach.


    5809 N. Post Rd.
    Indianapolis, IN 46216