“Development Resources has helped me build an outstanding Development team that has transformed our ability to raise significant funds for the National Park Foundation.  They find the right people for the right job, and those people produce.”
Pat Nicklin, EVP/COO, National Park Foundation - 2014

"We have had many conversations regarding DRi and how fortunate we have been to partner with your organization.  Your experience and expertise was evident in all areas, from understanding the YWCA and our needs to supporting and guiding both the Search and Executive Committees on our journey to not only find a CEO but also to improve our organization. Thank you for all that you and your team have done, and most importantly, for connecting us with Vanessa!"
Shelly Holden, Chair of the Search Committee and President-elect of the YWCA Tulsa Board - 2014

Executive Search

Staff your organization with the industry’s best. In today’s marketplace, no organization can afford to lose momentum during a change or lapse in leadership. The demand for non-profit expertise is unrelenting and the competition for talent is fierce. Don’t let your mission suffer while key vacancies go unfilled. We’re here to help.

DRi’s executive search practice focuses solely on the non-profit sector and we specialize in finding candidates who have strength in executive leadership and resource generation. Having the right people in key positions determines the success of an organization. Our search service stands apart from others because it’s based on our knowledge of what it takes to grow and expand an organization.

DRi offers a critical and objective voice in the hiring process. Together with clients, we make informed decisions based on your program and organizational needs. We bring a disciplined approach that begins with clarity, brings creativity and tenacity, and ends with finding the right person for your organization.

Our Experience
DRi was built by non-profit leaders, for non-profit leaders. Our principals have over 25 years of experience as senior leadership staff in in the non-profit organizations. They have worked for some of America’s most trusted institutions. This actual hands on experience translates into significant value of for our clients.  We understand what it takes to succeed in senior leadership and development positions.

As such, DRi understands the challenges of finding the time necessary to complete a search while still maintaining the highest levels of productivity in your day-to-day efforts. We can help you find the right professional, with the right experience, skills and talents for your organization. We have an extensive network of national and international contacts in the philanthropic sector and have our finger on the pulse of leadership changes around the country and the world.

DRi offers a range of services designed to build capacity and maximize each non-profit organization’s unique potential.  We work with non-profit organizations on executive search, strategic and business planning, resource generation and leadership development. This combination of skills and experiences, along with our unwavering commitment to high-quality service, sets DRi apart from other search firms. We believe this combination of service allows for successful identification, selection, recruitment and retention of candidates. 

Our comprehensive services include:
  • Visioning Session
  • Individual interviews
  • Criteria Matrix
  • Candidate Interview Rating
  • Ongoing meetings with the Search 
  • Salary recommendation
  • Management of the search process
  • Candidate Assessment Tool
  • Executive on-boarding services