“When our Executive Director retired, we knew that we would need to find a strong replacement. We didn’t know how to get the process started, where to look or how to message potential candidates to clearly articulate our value proposition. We engaged Keynote and they truly took the time to understand exactly what our organization was about and the type of individual we would need to lead it. We felt we were working with a short timeline, and Keynote was clearly up to the task. They provided a short-list of exceptional candidates and guided us through the interview process. Keynote went above and beyond our expectations in helping us find the perfect candidate, and they clearly understand the Not-For-Profit sector. They were incredible to work with, I highly recommend their services and would not hesitate to turn to them again.”
At Keynote Search, we believe in simplifying the high-level recruitment process so you can focus on your bottom line. Fewer environments are more dependent on such a precise, carefully orchestrated focus than non-profit organizations. Getting the very most out of available resources requires the right executive for the role and our team has worked closely to realize this for several such organizations.
Ironically, our own focus is simple: empower your workforce with ideal figurehead candidates, driving your available workforce towards a more seamless, collaborative, supportive operating environment. This is conducive to more opportunities to engage audiences, encourage compelling new partnerships, and inch further along towards your collective achievements. A combination of thorough vetting and post-hire support ensures that your new executives aren’t just a great fit; they’ll also help your existing team achieve great things. That’s the Keynote Search way.
So, what does it take to perform an effective executive search for non-profit applications? First, we make sure they have an appropriate skill set, risk-free background, and demonstrated suitability for the role in question – after all, you can’t just put anyone at the helm to weather any storms ahead! To narrow our searches for you further, we also pay close attention to personality traits; motive, values, preferences, how receptive candidates are to different management styles, and work ethic are just a few examples of the many criteria we evaluate for each executive candidate. Nothing is left to chance, much like every opportunity your organization has to spotlight causes critical to your mission.
Keynote Search is proud to have helped nonprofits achieve continued or greater success by securing great people for great roles. These include the following and more:
- C-suite Executives
- Executive Directors
- VP-level roles
- Director-level roles
- Community engagement
- Health and human services
- Human resources
- Partnerships / corporate relations
Sub-Sectors Served (Federal, Provincial, and Municipal levels)
- Industry associations
- Community healthcare providers
- Community centres
- Development agencies
- Professional regulatory and licensing bodies
- Sports organizations