August Leadership’s Nonprofit practice is comprised of seasoned search consultants with deep nonprofit experience, who also operate in the for-profit sector, partnering with national and global organizations.

Our team works closely with Boards and Executive Directors to identify and recruit dynamic and passionate leaders for their organizations; change agents with proven ability to adapt, innovate and iterate.

We recognize that identifying the right talent provides our clients with the critical edge necessary to realize their missions effectively and to compete for valuable resources. Through our global reach and depth of experience, August Leadership maintains a broad and diverse network of Board Directors, Executive Directors, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Major Gifts Officers, Chief Development Officers, Program Managers and other key talent employed in charitable organizations, foundations and NGOs around the world.

When it comes to great leaders, we believe that strength in leadership is achieved through diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diverse teams maximize an organization’s social impact, delivering greater value to their stakeholders and beneficiaries. For this reason, every candidate slate from August Leadership is a diverse slate.

What We Do

Our Expertise

August Leadership Executive & Board Level Sector Coverage

  • Foundations
  • Humanitarian organizations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Global Health
  • Enviro & Wildlife
  • Think Tanks

Practice Team

Nicole Kamaleson


Focused on mission-driven or for-purpose organizations, Nicole has advised on C-suite talent transitions, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI), board/governance, human capital, and organizational development.

Kristina Kalkman


Kristina’s consultative approach has proven highly effective at executing strategic talent initiatives and delivering outstanding, diverse talent.

Linda Schaler


Linda has over 20 years of executive search experience in Advertising, Marketing, Media & Mobility, Digital Transformation, Life Sciences, and Nonprofit.

Mary Macleod


As a trusted leadership advisor to Boards, Mary chairs the Board & CEO Practice at August Leadership. She focuses on CEO, Board Director and Non-Executive appointments, as well as succession and Board/leadership effectiveness.

Christine Sobhani


Christine Sobhani brings over 20 years of recruitment experience to August Leadership. She is a leader in the talent acquisition and talent management space with a focus in HR and leadership roles across industries.

Peter Grech


Peter has over 20 years of experience in an executive search spanning several continents. His expertise includes Insurance, Financial Services, nonprofits, Human Capital, Digital Transformation, Data Analytics, and Risk Management.

Carilyn Quigley 


Carilyn has started and grown two executive search firms in her search career. These search firms focused in a range of different markets which is the reason that Carilyn now successfully executes senior appointments across a wide range of industries.

Mathew Bates


Mathew Bates is a partner leading the education, technology, and government sectors for August Leadership.

Susan Waweru 

Advisory External Resource

Susan has over fifteen years’ experience sourcing the most exceptional candidates across sectors in international development, including public health, life sciences, climate change, environment, advocacy, agriculture research, and development finance.

Michelle Partipilo


Her experience spans a range of industries and sectors including but not limited to sports & entertainment, technology, not-for-profit, travel/tourism & hospitality, alternative energy and real estate. Functionally, Michelle’s specializes in VP, C-suite, and Board level searches primarily.

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