It’s hard to find a leader for your organization. We designed a list of the top non profit executive search firms in Chicago to make the process of selecting an executive search firm a little easier on you.

We found five non profit executive search firms in Chicago that help organizations find executives. Some of these executive recruitment companies work inside a nationwide network of non profit executive recruiters. Other firms operate primarily within the Chicago area and have experience in the fields where they recruit talent. No matter the structure of the organization, these companies all have been recommended to be included on this list.


Here’s our list of the top non profit executive search firms in Chicago.


Y Scouts

Y Scouts is a purpose-based, performance-proven leadership search and development firm focused on transforming how people and organizations connect to work that matters. When you’re ready to hire a new leader, contact Y Scouts. If you are looking for your next leadership role within a purpose-driven, performance-focused organization, please join the Y Scouts Leadership Community.

These are just a few of the non-profit executive positions that Y Scouts places:

  • Board Member
  • Executive Director
  • Director
  • Director of Philanthropy
  • Associate Director
  • Director of Finance
  • Director of Community Service
  • Director of Research

Phone: 480-498-7222



Kittleman is an executive search firm dedicated exclusively to recruiting leaders for nonprofit organizations across the country.

Campbell & Company

Campbell & Company places visionary leaders in nonprofits across the nation.



Headquartered in Chicago, Noetic has helped place nonprofit executives ranging from the Vice President of Philanthropy at Chicago Public Media to the Vice President of External Affairs at the Museum of Science and Industry.


Koya Partners

Koya is a national executive search firm dedicated to placing exceptionally talented leadership at nonprofit organizations.


NonProfit HR

With dedicated offices in both Washington DC and Chicago, Nonprofit HR exclusively serves the nonprofit sector to source quality executive talent. Their executive search process is collaborative and focused, keeping your organization’s goals front and center.


Interim HR Consulting

Interim HR focuses on non-profits’ human resources needs, finding executives for positions ranging from Chief Human Resources Officer to VP of HR.



This non-profit executive search firm serves not only Chicago-based organizations but also those at a global level. With experience across multiple industries, WittKieffer’s consultants possess exceptional industry insight and know-how to personalize the search experience to every organization’s needs.


Do you have a recommendation for a nonprofit executive search firm in Chicago who should be included on this list? Let us know! Contact Y Scouts for possible inclusion on this list.