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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.
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Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Chief Executive Officer (Philadelphia, PA). The mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (JFGP) is to mobilize financial and volunteer resources to address the community's most critical priorities in Philadelphia, Israel and overseas. Founded in 1901, today JFGP serves one of the largest Jewish communities in the country with a population of nearly 215,000. 2012 JFGP annual campaign revenues were $25 million, the highest in recent history.
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Chief Executive Officer (Washington, DC). The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing helps families, health care providers and education professionals understand childhood hearing loss and the importance of early diagnosis and intervention. Through advocacy, education, research and financial aid, AG Bell helps to ensure that every child and adult with hearing loss has the opportunity to listen, talk and thrive in mainstream society.
Scheck Hillel Community School
Head of School (N. Miami, FL). Founded in 1973, SHCS is one of the largest Jewish day schools (early childhood - 12) in the nation with a large international student community of over a thousand students ranging from countries all over the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Israel. With instruction in Judaic and Secular studies, SHCS seeks to create a respectful and academically inspiring environment, imbued with traditional Torah values. Every year, seniors graduate to Ivy League universities, other top tier schools and Yeshivot, as well as GAP year programs in Israel, showcasing the diversity of a community day school.
Children's Tumor Foundation
Chief Development Officer (New York, NY). The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) is the leading not-for-profit organization in the United States dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis (NF). NF is a class of genetic disorders that cause tumors to grow randomly on nerve endings. NF occurs in 1-3,000 births and affects all genders, races and ethnic groups equally. It is more common than cystic fibrosis and Huntington's disease combined. CTF has budget of $10 million with a dedicated staff of 40 working alongside 22 volunteer chapters and field offices in Boston and Los Angeles.
Colon Cancer Alliance
Chief Executive Officer (Washington, DC). Founded in 1999 the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) provides hope and support to patients and their families affected by this cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer death in this country. CCA is dedicated to saving lives through promoting programs devoted to screening, access to information, awareness, advocacy and research. The organization's national programs are managed with a 25 person staff and an operating budget of $4M.
RECENTLY CLOSED SEARCHES
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.
Institute for Community Living (New York, NY) has appointed David Woodlock as the new President and CEO. Mr. Woodlock had been serving as the CEO of Four Winds Hospital based in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services (Clearwater, FL) has appointed Tia Gray as the its new President and CEO. Ms. Gray had been serving as the CEO of Morrison Child and Family Services in Portland, Oregon. Read Press Release
American Youth Soccer Association (Torrance, CA) has appointed Kim Roberts Hedgpeth as National Executive Director. Ms. Hedgpeth has served as the National Executive Director of the American Federation of Television and Recording Artists (AFTRA) until its recent merger with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) last year. Read Press Release.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (White Plains, NY) has appointed Mark Roithmayr as Chief Development Officer. Mr. Roithmayr had been CEO of Autism Speaks. Read Press Release
DRG: The Exposé
DRG ARTICLES ON LEADERSHIP AND RECRUITING
Every month, DRG reviews best thinking and practices in professional staff recruitment and development in the nonprofit sector.
This month's article is Evaluating the Executive Director. The subject of CEO performance evaluations has been known to raise angst among CES and board members alike. In fact, a recent study indicates that only 45% of nonprofit CEOs even have regular performance evaluations. This article spells out the benefits of effective CEO evaluations, and conversely, the impact of not doing them regularly or thoughtfully Click here to read this article.
Visit our archives for a list of recruiting and retention articles.