Our Nonprofit Practice

As a nonprofit organization, you work to better the world in diverse ways. You advocate for social justice, improve education, elevate the arts, contribute to vibrant cultural landscapes, push the boundaries of scientific knowledge, and safeguard species and habitats.

We take pride in our firm’s ability to match passion to purpose by identifying leaders who have a vocational relationship to our clients’ nonprofit work. Our dedication to social good is why one of our core executive search practice areas is the nonprofit sector.

Our ability to help nonprofit organizations fulfill their visions by recruiting mission-centric leaders has earned us the reputation of being among the best nonprofit executive search firms in Los Angeles. Our proven process allows us to deeply understand the challenges and opportunities facing each of our nonprofit clients as they work to fulfill their missions.

Our responsive nonprofit leadership search consultants believe that organizations who do good deserve the best. Our team takes this commitment seriously, which is why we’ve been able to get such amazing results for our clients.

Our exemplary results and unmatched partnership to nonprofit organizations is recognized. Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc. has been ranked in the Top 60 Nonprofit Search Firms​ in the nation for the second consecutive time in the Executive Search Review Nonprofit Recruiting Special Issue.

Below is a sampling of the nonprofit clients who have partnered with us:

“With each recruitment she makes our organization stronger.”

“I first worked with Shelli as a candidate for one of her retained search clients, the Beckman Foundation. She had extensive knowledge of her client’s organization and understood the qualities they were looking for in a new chief executive, both of which were invaluable in the interview and negotiation process. In particular, when Shelli contacted me about the open position, I was working in a job with ostensibly different responsibilities. Shelli dug down beneath the job description jargon and the different structures of the public and private sectors to find the core qualities of my experience and passion. Both I, as a candidate, and the Beckman Board had questions about my experience and fit. Shelli saw the bigger picture of potential for her client and brought me forward for an interview.

Since my hire, I have continued working with Shelli to assist the Foundation with Board Member recruitments. Shelli brings the same energy and insight into each engagement. She reads between the lines and sees angles and matches you may have never considered.

With each recruitment she makes our organization stronger. If you need an expert to help your group build a cohesive team, Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc. is the firm for you!”

—Anne Hultgren, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

If you’re curious to see how we can help your nonprofit achieve even greater reach, contact us today.