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 led senior executive searches at the Board, C-suite, Vice President, and director levels internationally.

Mary Macleod


As a trusted leadership advisor to boards, Mary chairs the Board & CEO Practice at August Leadership.

Carilyn Quigley 


Carilyn built her early executive search career in developing markets where she gained invaluable skills, solving clients’ executive talent challenges.

Linda Schaler


Linda has over 20 years of executive search experience in advertising, marketing, media & mobility, digital transformation, life sciences, and nonprofit.

Peter Grech


Peter has over 20 years of experience in an executive search spanning several continents. 

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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