It can be hard to find a fitting leader for your nonprofit organization. That’s why we put together this list of five nonprofit executive search firms in San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 executive search firms in San Francisco.

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.

Having the right leader for your nonprofit organization is essential to achieving your unique goals. Thus, Y Scouts has created a personalized search solution that is structured around each client’s visions and needs.

With a hands-on approach to every client, the team at Y Scouts takes the necessary time to understand your organization fully. Then, Y Scouts uses a comprehensive search to locate candidates who are skilled and fit into your organization’s culture.

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

Rusher Loscavio Fisher

Since 1977, Rusher Loscavio has been a national mid-sized nonprofit executive search firm headquartered in San Francisco. With nearly 40 years of talent-tracking in the world of nonprofits, Rusher Loscavio Fisher offers knowledge of California and a network of contacts at every level. Additionally, the search firm’s team is dedicated to supporting your entire candidate search. Rusher Loscavio supports your process from interviewing candidates to your onboarding process.

Phone: 415-765-6584


m/Oppenheim teams with nonprofit boards and executives navigating complex transitions to recruit candidates that deliver results. m/Oppenheim’s search process is designed to be leveraged by boards and executives who strengthen nonprofits financially, operationally and programmatically. By defining your organization’s success, the executive search firm executes a strategically constructed search to find the best candidates.

Phone: 415-762-2650

Scion Nonprofit Staffing

Scion Nonprofit Staffing specializes in, is devoted to, and was born out of the nonprofit sector. Since 2006, Scion has been strategically placing executive, direct hire, and temporary nonprofit talent within foundations, organizations, and educational institutions across the United States. Some services that Scion provides include temporary and direct hiring services in addition to executive search processes.

Phone: 888-487-8850

Randall Search Associates

Randall Search Associates is a nonprofit executive search firm based in San Francisco and specializes in development and advancement searches. The team at Randall Search Associates places the most experienced and talented fundraising professionals in various industries. These industries include education, healthcare, human services, the arts and other nonprofit organizations throughout the United States.

Phone: 415-767-3814


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