Development and Advancement Specialists for Nonprofit

Founded in 1967, we are a boutique firm with over 55 years of executive search experience. The retained recruitment service Bristol offers includes sourcing, screening, qualified candidate submissions, interview scheduling, and negotiating employment and compensation packages of selected finalists.

Bristol Associates’ Nonprofit practice recruits within the Development and Advancement segment of the industry. Our recruiters in this division place top candidates in a variety of key development and advancement functions. We specialize in senior, executive, and management positions.

Simply put, placing top executives is what we do, and we know what makes a great leader. Below are just some of the qualities and skill sets in this discipline that we look for:

  • Creative and entrepreneurial problem solver
  • Success working with Board of Directors, donors, volunteers, and internal staff
  • Excellent communicator who can generate enthusiasm for their organization’s mission, vision, and programming
  • Identifies, cultivates, and solicits prospects for major gifts

Are you looking to hire exceptional talent with the skills listed above? Submit an employer inquiry and one of our consultants will be in touch with you soon!

Do these qualities describe you? Submit your resume today to be considered for our current openings.

Join the Many Nonprofit Companies That Have Filled Their Roles with Bristol Associates

Our Satisfied Clients Love to Share Their Experiences Working with Bristol Associates

“Bristol Associates allowed many parties to have their voices heard and gave us an opportunity to see a variety of candidates. We clearly got the best one and were able to do so because of the firm’s prescreening and expert assistance.”

Sel Kardan

President and CEO, The Colburn School

“The company listened to our needs and challenges. Additionally, our representative’s seamless coordination of multiple rounds of interviews made the process effortless. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again.”

Aaron Paley

President, Community Arts Resources (CARS)

“Bristol Associates’ team was very articulate and knowledgeable in helping our organization to define our needs, enterprising in putting out the word for suitable candidates, and thorough and insightful in the initial screening of candidates.”

Allen Robert Gross

Music Director, Orchestra Santa Monica

Why Work with Bristol Associates?

Over 50 Years in Business

We have specialized in executive search since 1967, and are now in our 3rd generation of family ownership.

Specialized

We have unrivaled industry knowledge in the areas in which we focus.

Individualized Service

We provide consultative, individualized service to our client companies. We pride ourselves in conducting our processes confidentially when necessary.

Network of Candidates

With over 1M+ relevant candidates in our private database, and growing every day, we have a strong network of senior-level talent across the board.

Responsiveness

Our recruiters value a communicative relationship with our select client companies and candidates, providing updates throughout the search.

Experienced

Our exceptional lead recruiters each have at least 15 years’ of experience in executive search.

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Our Successful Nonprofit Development and Advancement Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Director, Center for Education and Nursing Practice

Our client is a professional nursing association located in the Central U.S. The Director, Center for Education and Nursing Practice was a newly created senior-level position. The role is responsible for providing leadership, development, evaluation, and maintenance of the products and services. Our placed candidate oversees the growth of the external educational programming, including the development of an e-learning education platform.

Manager of Individual Giving

We placed the Manager of Individual Giving at a highly respected performing arts center in Southern California. The institution aims to build a new generation of artists and audience by hosting cutting-edge, first rate performances. The Manager of Individual Giving is a new position that plays a leadership role on the fundraising team. Our placed candidate builds and manages a portfolio of 100-150 current and prospective donors of $500 to $10,000 and above.

Development Associate

We placed the Development Associate for an innovative and critically acclaimed performing arts organization on the West Coast. First in the organization’s development department, the position manages individual giving, special events, grant writing, and the database, and plays a key role in strengthening the fundraising program. The position also plans and executes special events geared toward individual donor participation, as well as coordinates donor outreach communication. Our placed candidate has knowledge of database management and Patron Manager CRM, File Maker Pro, and Sales Force.

We Can Fill Your Development and Advancement Roles in the Nonprofit Industry

  • Annual Fund Manager
  • Annual Giving and Stewardship Officer
  • Board Liaison
  • Dean of Advancement
  • Development Analyst
  • Development Officer
  • Director of Advancement
  • Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations
  • Director of Advancement Communications
  • Director of Advancement Events
  • Director of Center for Education and Nursing Practice
  • Director of Development
  • Manager of Individual Giving
  • Partnership Manager
  • Senior Director of Advancement Services
  • Special Events Manager
  • Vice President of Development
  • Vice President of Partnership and Advancement