Nonprofit leaders consistently report that finding a good fundraiser is one of their biggest challenges. That’s where we come in. We specialize in recruiting exceptionally talented fundraising staff.

It’s one thing to hire a fundraiser who looks good on paper. According to a study conducted by the Nonprofit Times, the average tenure for fundraisers is less than 18 months. Hiring “flash and dash” is easy. But to achieve your goals, you need someone who can produce results that will last long-term. That’s not so easy.

Hiring effective fundraising staff is one of the most challenging assignments in executive search. Some search firms avoid it altogether. Others dabble in it. We specialize in it.

We guarantee our placements for two full years. That may seem crazy, given the high rate of turnover of fundraisers in the non-profit sector. Except that we’ve never had to honor our guarantee. The candidates we place not only succeed, they stay in their jobs much longer than most. That’s what sets us apart from everyone else.

We can help you get it right the first time. Guaranteed. Why not let us help you find an exceptional fundraiser for your nonprofit? Request a price quote now to get started today.

“I was exceptionally pleased with DB&A Executive Search & Recruitment. We hired them to help us find a regional major gift officer. From start to finish, I was working with a partner who was as concerned about our organization as I was. They were driven to find an employee who would be a long-term fit. I’ve worked with plenty of other executive search firms. DB&A is a cut above. I will use them again and recommend them to any other non-profit organization.”Dr. Andrew McNall - Director of Development, Holt International

Here's a sampling of fundraising positions we place

  • Chief Development Officer
  • Chief Advancement Officer
  • Vice President of Development
  • Vice President of Advancement
  • Senior Vice President of Development
  • Director of Development
  • Director of Development Operations 
  • Director of Donor Engagement
  • Director of Donor Relations 
  • Director of Major Giving
  • Major Gift Officer(s) 
  • Regional Development Officer(s) 
  • Direct Response Manager
  • Director of Marketing & Communications
Too many nonprofit leaders tell me they can't move forward because their fundraising is stuck in neutral. Our goal here at DB&A is simple. We want to help non-profit organizations recruit exceptional fundraising talent so they can do better at raising the money they need to unleash their potential.
Derric Bakker - President, DB&A Executive Search & Recruitment

What does exceptional look like for you?

Contact us today to discuss how our team of experienced professionals can help you get there. Guaranteed.

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