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Recruiting Exceptional Not-for-Profit Leaders

Today's successful not-for-profit leaders – including CEOs, executive directors and their senior teams – possess tremendous passion and purpose. They must manage complex organizations while maintaining an unwavering attention to the mission. Most of all, they require the ability to envision, develop and execute strategic plans to ensure that their organizations thrive and continue to make a difference in the lives of stakeholders and society as a whole. Never before has the need for exceptional nonprofit leadership been more pressing.

In business for 50 years, Witt/Kieffer is dedicated to identifying not-for-profit leadership talent and working with organizations and institutions committed to improving the quality of life. Our not-for-profit clients include:

  • Leading philanthropic foundations and trusts, including family and alumni foundations, charitable trusts, and corporate philanthropic arms
  • Major service-oriented nonprofits dedicated to education, health and well-being, and social services
  • State, regional, national and international member associations and consortia
  • Prominent testing, credentialing and accreditation bodies
  • Disease-focused organizations
  • Community health centers
  • Health conversion foundations; hospital and health plan foundations
  • Economic development bodies
  • Libraries, archives and historical museums
  • Other leading mission-driven civic and cultural institutions

Our Not-for-Profit Practice team includes individuals who have served and consulted in the not-for-profit sphere for many years and who understand what is needed for leadership success in today’s competitive environment. In identifying exceptional candidates, we leverage our far-reaching network of contacts while also conducting original research and tapping our own extensive database. We seek only those individuals who inspire as leaders and exhibit purpose in their careers. For each client, we offer a high level of personalized service, showing sensitivity to the needs of constituents and striving to learn and understand what makes the organization special.

>Meet our team


Julie A. Rosen is the leader of Witt/Kieffer’s Not-for-Profit practice. With more than 30 years of experience working in healthcare and not-for-profit organizations and associations, Julie’s expertise includes building effective boards and staff, developing and executing fundraising strategies, building organizations and brands through government, media and community strategies, and developing business and programmatic solutions.
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