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Not-for-Profit Leaders Serve Mission, Philanthropy and Community

As the lines separating the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors have blurred in recent years, not-for-profit organizations are facing a host of new challenges and opportunities. Aside from the obstacles inherent in their missions, they must address increased scrutiny on outcomes and demonstrated impact, rising stakeholder needs and expectations, and dramatic shifts in revenue/funding streams and organizational approaches—all while serving the best interests of their communities and supporters. As a result, not-for-profit leaders must possess the business acumen of corporate executives, as well as the passion and purpose of mission driven leaders; and most of all, they require the ability to develop new visions of “the possible” for their organizations.

Witt/Kieffer consultants understand and have experienced these evolving dynamics. We embrace the critical role high-quality, proactive leadership plays in forging the strategies and communicating the priorities necessary to deliver breakthrough results. We partner with nonprofit boards of directors to conduct top nonprofit executive searches tailored to their unique organizational needs and mission mandates.

As our mission and values center on serving organizations that improve quality of life, we are the nation’s only top ten search firm that sustainably and strategically focuses on an expansive range of nonprofit executive searches. We identify, qualify and place C-suite leaders in notable organizations across philanthropy, community engagement, human services, and specialty education reform. Additionally, our broader, firm-wide practice includes expertise in healthcare, higher education, sports leadership, global development/relief, research institutes, and community and social service organizations.

With over 40 years of experience in nonprofit executive searches, Witt/Kieffer has a demonstrated commitment to the sector. We provide nonprofit boards of directors with an effective combination of our national presence and our high-touch, boutique style of personalized service. As trusted advisors and close partners, we reach out to exceptional leaders through original research, a state-of-the-art database, and a far-reaching network of contacts that is unmatched in the not-for-profit world.

Integral to all the work  we do are our Solutions for Exceptional Leadership, a proven portfolio of tools and methodologies which help organizations define what great leadership is according to their needs, culture, and strategic objectives.

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A. Wayne Luke is managing partner of Witt/Kieffer’s not-for-profit practice. With over two decades of executive search and leadership development experience, he has successfully partnered with a wide variety of world-class, high impact organizations both in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors helping to drive their efforts to identify and hire game-changing, senior leaders.
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