​Your mission is our mission.

We specialize in executive search for nonprofit leaders.

Executive Search for Nonprofits

Leadership search consulting services for nonprofits and philanthropy. With twenty years of executive recruiting expertise, we lead the search from strategic consulting to onboarding with our high functioning team of search consultants.

Find the perfect candidate for your mission-driven organization.

Our executive search practice is primarily focused on leadership level hiring. We aim to deliver value to each client we serve and help them attract top talent for their organization, equipping them with people that are fully prepared to fulfill strategic business objectives.

Identifying people who have the skills, experience and are the cultural fit our clients require is fundamental to our success. Our candidates must be, at their core, committed to the mission and provide value to the organization. Let us help scale your organization with leaders who can get you there.

Values we live by


We work with your team to understand our unique search approach and be clear about what each phase entails.


We provide a collaborative approach for our clients to match your specific needs to great talent and our additional resources and network.


We know the that “one size does not fit all,” so we provide a tailored-service informed by deep research into our clients’ purpose, vision, mission, and values.

Our Expertise Runs Deep

Our core recruiters include former Executive Directors, Program Directors, Human Resource Professionals and Recruiters, and we are constantly expanding our team!


Let us help you find the right talent.

We look for the right person that is an ideal match to help achieve your mission. Our clients are diverse in size and organizations. Stacy Nelson & Associates specializes in nonprofit sectors including but not limited to healthcare, education, supportive housing, social justice, youth development and environment.