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Leadership is inextricably linked to the impact an organization is able to have. How well leaders align with or shape the organizational culture and their ability to inspire, carry out the mission and navigate the unique challenges of the sector have far-reaching implications for both the organization itself and those it serves.

For more than 20 years, Spencer Stuart's Education & Social Impact Practice has helped the world’s preeminent nonprofit organizations build and assess superior leadership teams and boards to meet the evolving demands of the nonprofit sector. We are passionate about the organizations we serve. Our mission is helping you fulfill yours.

We are committed to your success.

Our consultants have an average of more than 20 years of senior-level nonprofit and industry experience, and work with the world’s most respected organizations, including top institutions of higher education, independent schools, foundations, NGOs and associations, as well as leading museums, performing arts organizations, major cultural organizations and other nonprofits.
Over the past five years, we have conducted more than 900 executive and board searches globally, the majority for CEOs, presidents, chairmen, executive directors and other C-suite roles. Ninety-four percent of our executive search placements in the past five years are still in their roles today.
We share our clients’ commitment to diversity and have a strong track record in advancing diversity in education and social impact leadership. In the past five years, nearly half of all of our placements in the sector have been diverse. Of these placements, 75 percent are in president, CEO, dean, executive director and other top leadership roles.