Partner With One of the Nation’s Top Non-profit Recruitment Firms


​​​Nonprofit organizations occupy an increasingly central role in society, making the need for excellent teams more important than ever. Our team has extensive experience recruiting, developing and advising exceptional talent across all levels for nonprofit organizations around the world.


  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Director of Accounting
  • VP Finance
  • Accounting Manager
  • Tax Manager
  • Controller
  • Head of Fund Raising
  • Fund Raising Associate
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff Accountant
  • Budget Manager and Budget Analyst
  • Payroll Manager


  • Chief Legal Counsel
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Attorney
  • Paralegal


  • Executive Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Administrative Assistant

Human Resources

  • Chief of Staff
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Human Resources Manager
  • HR Generalist
  • Recruiter


  • Director of Development
  • Director of Partnerships
  • Program Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Grants Manager


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Frequently Asked Questions

How Does The Quest Organization View the Non-profit Sector?

It’s our belief that the nonprofit sector is one of the most important to society today, and this comes from the extent to which it continues to play a pivotal role in personal development, essential services, etc.

One of the reasons we pride ourselves in being non profit recruiters is the fact that we get to use our expertise to identify individuals who will become a critical part of the dynamic teams that our clients strive for.

What Are Some of the Business Functions That You Focus on as a Non-profit Recruitment Agency?

As with many staffing agencies, our nonprofit executive search offering provides a broad base of coverage across some of the most important functional areas of nonprofit organizations.

Some of these include accounting, human resources, administration, legal, and programs. More specifically, some of the positions that these groups span include:

– Chief Legal Counsel
– VP Finance
– Chief of Staff
– Office Manager
– Chief Executive Officer
– Senior Accountant
– Controller
– Program Director
– Executive Director
– Executive Assistant
– Administrative Assistant

What Are Some of the Challenges in Finding Talent That a Recruiter for Non-profit Jobs Would Face and Address?

Being longstanding experts in the executive search firm realm, nonprofit recruiters understand the differences in recruitment needs for our nonprofit clients and for-profit clients. With this, we would say that the main challenges are:

1. Even leading nonprofit organizations tend to be on a tight budget for obvious reasons. While we never want the talent acquisition process to be solely about using income to attract potential candidates, it really does help as people want to know that they are being paid well enough. The idea of a competitive salary is often not the case here.

2. Nonprofit talent needs to meet two requirements, which can create a balancing act that is often difficult to pull off. As is the case with any job, a candidate needs to meet the qualification requirements. This could be work experience, having gone to a certain level of educational institutions, etc. Additionally, there needs to be an inherent passion for the mission of the nonprofit organization. Realistically, the latter is often going to be a direct measure of the motivation level that the talent will display once employed.

3. Unlike for-profit companies, the resources a company in the nonprofit sector will have are limited, and this includes human resources. Therefore, focusing on staffing while getting through the required daily tasks is a big ask, but nonprofit recruiters can make the job easier.

Thankfully, as a reputable executive search firm, we can connect leading nonprofit organizations with the kind of talent they desire, even in the face of these challenges. Staffing agencies can be a game changer for talent acquisition.

What Typical Benefits Are Synonymous with Hiring Non-profit Recruiters?

If you should go the executive search route for your nonprofit staffing needs, you stand to benefit in a couple of notable ways by using staffing agencies, which are:

– Leveraging the kind of strategies that are most effective at attracting the right talent while having access to a greater talent pool. Our positioning as nonprofit recruiters gives you the ability to connect with candidates you probably would not have otherwise.

– Taking advantage of cross-industry knowledge. Some positions in non-profit organizations are simply hard to fill. However, what staffing agencies often find is that the skills needed in a certain role are often found in people who may have had to embrace these attributes in different roles.

What Kind of Interactions will The Quest Organization Usually Have with Candidates as a Non-profit Recruiter?

Our approach to client and candidate connections may be a bit different from how other firms in our industry do things. This is more than just a business to us. We genuinely want to see businesses thrive with great talent and we want to know that these people are also engaged and comfortable where they are.

You can expect our nonprofit recruiters to identify candidates, screen them, and arrange meetings between them and our clients.

What you may not expect is the fact that we follow up regularly with both our clients and candidates over time to ensure all is well. Our goal is to form long-term relationships with both clients and candidates alike.

How Do I Know That The Quest Organization Has the Attributes That Make Non-profit Recruiting Firms Desirable?

Much of this information can be inferred based on what we bring to the table. This includes non-profit sector industry experience, a history of over 30 years of bringing clients and candidates together, and an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

What Can We Do Internally to Facilitate the Process That Not for Profit Recruitment Agencies Use?

There are certain actions that our clients can take to ensure that our process is as successful as possible:

– Put together a realistic compensation package, as we want to be as open and honest with candidates as possible.
– Ensure that you understand and agree on what your must-haves are and where some wiggle room may be facilitated.
– Let us know what kind of timeline you are working with.
– Allow us to understand your firm. What do you stand for? Who are your people?

Do Non-profit Executive Recruiters Typically Focus on Diversity?

We cannot speak for all the other companies that fall within our industry. However, as far as we are concerned, diversity is one of the most important elements of what we do and it shows in the talent that we identify as a staffing agency.

Will My Firm Meet the Same Number of Qualified Candidates That The Quest Organization Does?

This is usually not the case. While we may meet a large number of candidates for screening, typically our clients will only meet three to five that we deem to be the most qualified.

To What Extent Will the Nuances of My Business Matter to the Job That Non-profit Job Recruiters Do?

It matters extensively. This is why we, as a staffing agency, take the time to meet and understand our clients as we try to identify the right talent.

Are Non-profit Recruiting Agencies Supposed to Focus More on the Goals of the Client or the Candidates?

Neither. Both are equally important in performing a successful search as a staffing agency.