Korn Ferry

Leading transformation to

create impact and lasting value.

Nonprofit, Philanthropy, and Social Enterprise

Today’s nonprofit, philanthropy, and social enterprises are evolving at a rapid pace. The opportunity to create more meaningful and wider impact is greater than ever. Keeping mission ahead and at the forefront requires visionary leaders who are agile, strategic, and deeply passionate. Leaders are challenged with doing more with less as they navigate increasing demand and opportunities. Innovation and technology create greater need for creative leaders who can imagine new possibilities as they manage real fiscal and mission directives.  Korn Ferry’s Nonprofit, Philanthropy, and Social Enterprise Practice promises a deep understanding of organizational cultures and sector mission challenges. We have extensive experience working with boards and search committees to achieve alignment and build consensus. We partner with our clients in a thoughtful, consultative manner to create long-term solutions that align with organizational strategic missions. Additionally, our global footprint and experience across industries and sectors provide us access to a diverse pool of executives with nonprofit experience as well as those who bring the requisite passion and skills to transition into the sector. Korn Ferry’s assessment and development services help decision makers readily understand the talent they need, and the talent they hope to recruit, as the executive search process is executed. Our consultant experience and assessment offerings assure our clients the best fit for their mission and culture.

The heart of leadership.

As organizations build capacity and scale, one thing does not change: the power of the human spirit. The importance of inspirational leadership cannot be understated. As well, today’s nonprofit leader must possess strong leadership acumen, innovative thinking, an ability to assess risk, creativity, strategic planning capabilities, relationship building skills, and courage. These attributes are found at the heart of what exemplifies today’s successful philanthropic leaders.

Supporting your mission.

As organizations contemplate the evolving landscape of their mission, they also imagine new leadership as needed. Our team can successfully help you:

  • identify and define successful profiles for current and emerging leadership roles
  • identify and develop internal successors
  • conduct strategic external searches to recruit leaders of excellence
  • build a solid CEO and senior level succession planning process that will ensure your mission continues stronger than ever.

Korn Ferry is best positioned to partner with you as you engage talent challenges and embrace opportunities. Our experience in the sector, our resources, and our proven process assure you success. We consider it a privilege to partner with and support the important work of our clients in the social sector.