Executive Search for Associations and Foundations

Using the executive search process that we have developed specifically for the non-profit sector, DRi has guided a wide range of associations and foundations—from AARP to the National Governors Association—to identify transformative staff at all levels.

DRi searches deliver high-quality candidates—people who are passionately driven by missions and who drive relentlessly toward results—within 60 days. But as experts in the non-profit sector, we believe that we have an obligation to deliver much more than that. After decades of leading non-profit organizations, DRi’s founders created an executive search process designed to meet the short- and long-term needs of the non-profit sector. As one of the most effective search firms in the country, we pledge to recruit only those people who meet our own high standards and to redefine your search expectations in the process.

Our resources make us uniquely suited to deliver on this promise:

Our Team

We are deliberately structured to ensure that one of our leaders plays a hands-on role in every search we conduct. Having been leaders in membership organizations, our leaders appreciate the unique demands of balancing the varied needs of headquarters, local staff, and grassroots stakeholders. They know how to identify leaders who can build relationships and consensus to make the diversity of large membership organizations into a strength. Our leaders are supported by a carefully structured team of specialists that works together on every assignment. Drawing on our experience in the non-profit sector, our staff includes a dedicated Candidate Stewardship Associate who ensures that candidates have positive impressions of our clients—no matter the outcome of their own candidacies.

Our Network

DRi has built one of the largest networks in the country of leaders qualified for non-profit organizations. Our network includes leaders who have spent significant time working in associations who understand how to develop a compelling case for support with a wide variety of audiences. We use cutting-edge search technologies to put this network at our clients’ fingertips.

Our Integrity

After decades of work with some of the most recognized and effective associations and foundations, we have the expertise and the courage to tell you what is right for your organization.

How to Get Started

You can learn more about what to expect from DRi’s distinctive approach to executive search; call us at 703-294-6684 to discuss your needs; or request a call and we will reach out to you about your needs at a time that is convenient for you.