Not-For Profit Executive Search & Headhunting Services

Our all-inclusive and customized executive search offering for Non-Profit Organizations includes search and recruitment, onboarding and executive coaching to ensure successful integration into your organization and peak performance. Our customized solution is backed by a 12 month success-based guarantee.

With each Non-Profit Organization having specific objectives to provide value to its members and clients, there is an inherent need for a unique skill set for candidates to achieve success. Keynote works closely with Boards, Directors, and HR teams to provide customized search and recruitment solutions to meet the needs of NPOs.

The team at Keynote has executive search and recruitment experience, working with hundreds of NPOs to successfully fulfill a variety of executive level and business-critical positions. Keynote offers an industry-leading full-service solution-backed by a success-based guarantee for the Non-Profit sector.

Common Roles

We have successfully filled a variety of executive search and departmental roles for Non-Profit Organizations.



• C-suite executives
• Executive Directors
• VP level roles
• Director level roles



• Administrative
• Community Engagement
• Development
• Finance/Accounting
• Health & Human Services
• Human Resources
• Management
• Marketing
• Partnerships/ Corporate Relations
• Philanthropy

Sub-sectors served (National, Provincial & Municipal levels)

Sub-sectors served (National, Provincial & Municipal levels)

• Industry Associations
• Charities
• Community Health Care providers
• Community Centres
• Development Agencies
• Festivals
• Foundations
• Professional Regulatory & Licensing Bodies
• Schools
• Sports Organizations

NPOs: Capitalizing on the Purpose-Driven Workforce

The ability to portray an NPO's mission and the organizational impact on people’s lives to make a difference in the community or globally should be used as an advantage in the war on talent.


We specialize in supporting executive search and talent needs for Non-Profit Organizations

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.
Rob Dale
Board Member - youturn