Finding the right leader for your nonpprofit organization can be hard. To help, we designed a list of the top nonprofit recruiters in NYC to make the process of selecting an executive search firm a little easier.

We found five nonprofit executive search firms in New York that help organizations find executives. Some of these executive recruitment companies work inside a nationwide network of nonprofit executive recruiters.

Other firms operate primarily within the New York area and have experience in the fields where they recruit talent. No matter the organization’s structure, these companies have all been recommended to be included on this list.

Here’s our list of the top nonprofit recruiters and search firms in NYC.

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.

The team of expert recruiters at Y Scouts has a unique approach to recruiting nonprofit organization leaders. This process takes a comprehensive look at each candidate. Each candidate is assessed for their technical qualifications as well as their soft skills, such as communication and social impact.

In the end, Y Scouts delivers candidates who fit into your company culture and help champion your organization’s vision.

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.

Phone: 480-498-7222


With over 28 years of experience, DRG has established a national reputation as a firm that specializes in recruiting for the nonprofit sector. DRG has worked throughout the United States, conducting searches with nonprofit organizations from a wide variety of fields. For each client, the team at DRG develops a new individualized recruitment strategy to target numerous markets.

Phone: 212-983-1600

Harris Rand Lusk

Harris Rand Lusk is a retained executive search firm based in the heart of New York. Harris Rand Lusk is a boutique practice with a dedication to public service organizations nationwide. With a hands-on approach to recruiting, the nonprofit search firm ensures its team understands the values of your organization before creating a unique search.

Phone: 212-867-5577

Phillips Oppenheim

Phillips Oppenheim was founded in 1991 with the conviction that nonprofits deserve access to the best leaders from the business, public, and nonprofit sectors.

Phillips Oppenheim helps nonprofits and boards raise the leadership bar to advance their mission. With a dedication to each client’s mission statement, Phillips Oppenheim locates candidates that align with your organization’s goals.

Phone: 212-953-1770

Carlson Beck

Carlson Beck is a retained executive search firm steeped in nonprofit and philanthropy sector expertise. Each search is thoughtfully structured so that clients receive the best candidate results. By partnering with clients, Carlson Beck helps nonprofit organizations make well-informed hiring decisions.

Phone: 917-922-6113

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


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