EA is a specialist in meeting the executive leadership needs of nonprofit agencies and related organizations.

Our Goal:
Your organization and its needs are unique, but the factors that create a high-quality search are proven. EA custom designs each process to achieve an efficient and successful outcome that incorporates your values and culture and enables the organization to move into a bright future with the right “fit” in leadership.

EA offers retained search…
as the exclusive consultant to the searching organization from the beginning to the successful completion of the search. Services are available to support a “good beginning” for the new executive. Total service includes pre-transition planning, assistance in retaining an interim executive when appropriate, development of the search profile with stakeholder input, outreach strategy and execution, candidate information and support, screening and recommendation of candidates, assistance to the Search Committee throughout the process, candidate credential and experience verification, and negotiation of a completed offer.

Partial vs. full search services
Sometimes small nonprofit organizations request advice for their own volunteer-implemented search processes. In partial search a consultant is hired to perform one or more aspects of the process. While individual consultants may be available to support certain stages of a search (screening resumes for example), experience has shown less satisfaction for the agency, the candidates and even the consultant in the quality of the search.