Executive Search for Nonprofit Fundraising Professionals


Executive Search for Nonprofit Fundraising Professionals


We Connect Mission-Driven Nonprofit Organizations To Exceptional Development Leadership and Front Line Fundraisers.


Locating, evaluating, and hiring exceptional fundraising staff takes considerable planning and resources for most nonprofits. That is why we invest time every day to expand our private candidate pipeline, network with leading fundraising executives locally and nationally, and attend large scale events on an ongoing basis on behalf of our clients. By staying exceptionally active in the nonprofit community we can connect our clients the best fundraising talent on the market.

Since 2006, Scion Executive Search has been placing fundraising executives at prestigious foundations, organizations, and educational institutions. We have worked with clients throughout the United States to conduct development searches with nonprofit organizations with a wide variety of mission focuses.

We specialize in conducting expedient and comprehensive searches for the following roles:

  • Chief Development Officer (CDO)
  • Director of Development (DoD)
  • Chief Program Officer (Grantmaking)
  • Director of Philanthropy
  • Director of Advancement
  • Major Gifts Director/Manager
  • Annual Fund Director/Manager
  • Planned Giving Director/Manager
  • Corporate Partnerships Director/Manager
  • Program Officer (Grantmaking)
  • Program Coordinator (Grantmaking)
  • Program Associate (Grantmaking)
  • Grant Writer/Director
  • Event Manager

As experts in nonprofit development recruitment we understand the vital importance of hiring mission-driven talent, and thrive in placing experienced leaders at social causes that are affecting change locally, nationally, and globally. Even better, because nonprofit recruitment is our niche – we already hold the talent and connections required to fill even the most difficult national and local development searches.

From the smallest social services to the largest foundations and universities, we can offer a wide array of nonprofit fundraising talent to meet your organizational needs. Contact us today to be connected to top tier talent with the knowledge, passion, and abilities to help your organization grow and meet its development goals.

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Completed Executive Search & Client Examples

  • Marin Community Foundation

Director for Philanthropic Advising

  • CureDuchenne

Chief Development Officer

  • Born Free USA

Director of Development (Current Search)

  • Council of Chief State School Officers

Chief Development Officer

  • SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute

Development Director

  • One Sight

Senior Director of Global Development

  • Mercy Housing

Senior Vice President of National Philanthropy

  • Holt International

Chief Development and Marketing Officer

  • All God’s Children International

Strategic Development Director

  • The American Lung Association

Director of Development

  • YWCA of Silicon Valley

Chief Development Officer

  • Carnegie Foundation

Director of Network Relations & Development

  • Community Gatepath

Vice President of Development

  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Director of Planned Giving

  • Be A Mentor

Director of Development

  • Peter E. Haas Jr. Family Fund/Marin Community Foundation

Haas Initiative Director

  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Program Officer

  • East Bay Community Law Center

Major Gifts Officer

  • Zen Hospice Center

Director of Development

  • Boys and Girls Club

Director of Institutional Giving

  • La Clinica de La Raza

Annual Fund Professional

  • Brothers on the Rise

Director of Development

  • Blue Shield Foundation

Grants Director

  • Bureau of Jewish Education

Director of Development

  • The Marcled Foundation 501(c)(3)

Executive Director

  • Golden Gate University

Major Gifts Officer

  • Zen Hospice Center

Events Director

  • Job Train

Director of Development

  • Community Gatepath

Director of Corporate Partnerships

  • Techsoup

Global Senior Grants Manager

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Grants Manager

  • Center For Youth Wellness

Interim Director of Development

  • Center for Food Safety

Development Manager

  • Adopt A Special Kid

Development Manager

  • Golden Gate University

Director of Development

  • CureDuchenne

Director of Development

  • Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission

Innovation Officer

  • Urology Care Foundation

Development Specialist

  • Life Without Limbs

Donor Relations and Community Outreach Manager

*PLEASE NOTE: THE ABOVE LIST IS ONLY A SAMPLE OF CURRENT WORK AND NOT A FULL LIST OF SEARCH ENGAGEMENTS.