We are excited to announce that we have changed the name of our executive search practice from Keystone Executive Search … read more
A nonprofit executive search firm helping nonprofit organizations recruit for fundraising and executive leadership positions.
Keystone Executive Search & Recruitment is now
DB&A Executive Search & Recruitment
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Senior Executive Leadership
Who We Serve
Serving non-profits across the United States, Canada, and overseas, we provide nonprofit executive search services to nonprofit organizations large and small, faith-based and secular, spanning a variety of fields of interest, including colleges and universities, hospitals and medical / healthcare centers, Christian and private schools, United Way, Catholic Charities, cultural organizations, museums, international and domestic mission organizations, and many others.
Here at The Great Commission Foundation of Campus Crusade for Christ, our expertise is in planned giving and estate design. We, however, are not experts in finding the talent needed to grow our foundation. For that, we engaged the nonprofit executive search experts at DB&A Executive Search & Recruiting. They did a remarkable job identifying and recruiting top candidates who not only were exceptionally qualified for the work but also were a great fit with our core vision, values, and culture. I would highly recommend their personalized service along with their process of identifying a high level of qualified candidates that I could have never found on my own.
The United Way of Bucks County hired DB&A Executive Search & Recruiting as our search firm to assist us in recruiting and hiring a new CEO. We found DB&A Executive Search & Recruiting to be exceptionally good to deal with. Their experience with nonprofit executive search was very helpful to us in our CEO search. They are cooperative, responsive, and quickly caught on to our local circumstances and needs. We have dealt with Derric Bakker and Ron Infinger primarily, and both have worked hard to get to know us, anticipate issues, and work efficiently. I think you will be very pleased with what they have to offer, and we would highly recommend their services.
In October of 2011, our CEO at Holt International—an international adoption and child welfare organization—resigned and the Board voted to hire a national nonprofit executive search firm to find the best candidate to lead Holt. The Search Committee interviewed five non-profit executive search firms and unanimously selected DB&A Executive Search & Recruitment as our top choice. DB&A Executive Search & Recruitment had done their homework and made us comfortable they knew our work and history.
Very early in the process, DB&A Executive Search & Recruiting listened and embraced the voices of the employees and built respect and trust. Holt’s unique culture was determined by on-site visits and interviews with board directors and key leadership staff. Over one hundred employees were surveyed, as a tool to identify the skills sets needed of the new CEO and challenges for the person hire.
The vast experience of DB&A Executive Search & Recruiting consultants led to the successful hire of our CEO following a six-month search process. They were professional, accessible, and resourceful to the committee as we navigated the course with their lead. The timeline they presented early in the process was helpful to the board as targeted dates were met or revised. Our nonprofit executive search consultant provided weekly updates. Communication was usually by email but they were flexible and available for many teleconferences at various hours. With candidate information available online, the Search Committee was able to stay up to date on candidate resumes and profiles in real time.
We are confident we will use the DB&A Executive Search & Recruiting services in the future. Trust, open communication, and respect were paramount to a successful search and hire. We look forward to a continued position relationship with DB&A Executive Search & Recruiting and highly recommend their services to other nonprofits seeking executive search assistance.
I would recommend DB&A Executive Search & Recruitment for your nonprofit executive search. Our consultant laid out our search timeline and hit the critical action steps according to plan. His coaching and advising were invaluable, and he kept our team on track with our top priorities, pointing us to some very talented and attractive candidates. We had several of our candidates, including the person we hired for the position, tell us that they were very impressed with our process and with the intentionality of DB&A Executive Search & Recruiting’s screening and assessment methods. I highly recommend them for your next executive search. You won’t be disappointed.
Derric provided invaluable assistance to us in developing our major gifts program. He led us through a successful nonprofit executive search for a Director of Major Gifts. He provided sound counsel related to our annual gift plan, major donor program, and overall development strategies. He assisted us with delicate merger negotiations and worked well when faced with complex situations. Derric is conscientious, perceptive, professional, and accessible. He has a breadth of experience and a solid understanding of faith-based missions. He provides excellent value for money and related well to senior executives, volunteers, and staff members. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to your organization.
I cannot express how impressed I am with the Opportunity Profile that DB&A put together. It reflects beautifully the heart and soul of who we are and what we are looking for in a candidate, and exceeds anything I have ever seen by any other search firm... very, very impressive. Great work!
Where We Work
Our consultants provide nonprofit executive search consulting services for nonprofit organizations with offices or operations in or around these major metropolitan markets:
Colorado Springs CO
Des Moines IA
Grand Rapids MI
Kansas City MO
Little Rock AR
Los Angeles CA
New York NY
New Orleans LA
Oklahoma City OK
Salt Lake City UT
San Diego CA
San Francisco CA
St. Louis MO