Discovering Your Nonprofit’s Next Leaders

Relieve your workload by using CapDev’s experienced team to source and screen qualified candidates for leadership positions.

We Find Your Ideal-Fit Candidates

If you’re looking for leaders, turn to CapDev’s team of professionals. Our search team takes a proactive approach, conducting regional and national searches with a good understanding of your local flavor to uncover candidates from diverse sources. Our goal is not just to find a good fit, but to deliver finalists who can make a real contribution. The result: right-fit leaders who can further your mission.

Retained Executive Search Services

CapDev brings an innovative approach, along with decades of experience, to your search. Through our retained executive search services, you can expect:

  • Networking and Original Research: We reach out to our connections and yours to bring you a customized candidate pool, often identifying candidates who were not even on the job market.
  • Candidate Screening: Our screening process is multi-tiered, saving you time and ensuring you get only the best-fit candidates.
  • Organizational Compatibility Assessments: Our screening test option is an added layer to help determine if finalists are a good fit for your organization or not.
  • Reference and Background Checks: We go beyond the usual checks to conduct public resource checks too.
  • Guarantee: Retained searches include a one-year guarantee

Candidate Discovery & Screening (CDS)

Do you want to take on a more active role in the selection process and save on costs? With CapDev’s Candidate Discovery & Screening (CDS), you can be more deeply engaged in making finalist selections without the burden of conducting the preliminary search. CDS also saves you money over a traditional retained search and offers reduced costs for multiple concurrent searches. Here’s how CDS works:

  1. We refine your position announcement and job description language
  2. Place customized position postings in the marketplace
  3. Craft and send customized mass emails to defined target market
  4. Receive and process all resumes
  5. Review and qualify all resumes
  6. Conduct initial screening of qualified candidates
  7. Deliver dashboard of all qualified candidates with resumes

After CapDev does all of this, you take it from there to conduct interviews and make your hire.

Using Capital Development was a smart investment. They were proactive in driving the search process with objectivity and integrity.

Emily Neese, Assistant Vice President, Director Planning & Administration, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC

You all made us feel like we were your #1 client.

Chanda Douglas-Ward, Sr. VP HR and Talent Development, American Heart Association

The Search Committee was extremely satisfied with the creative search process provided to us by CapDev. You provided us with a rich and focused pool of highly qualified candidates. Your delivery timeframe was well crafted, on target, and on budget. The end result was a superior candidate that is a great fit for our mission and vision.

Dr. Vergel Lattimore, Board President, Hood Theological Seminary

This was the best search process I’ve ever been involved with thanks to the expertise, hands on support and genuine care for our success provided by the team at Capital Development. The support we received throughout the search process was stellar and we could not be more pleased with the outcome.

Dr. Tiffany Franks, Averett University, Danville VA

CapDev delivered on their commitment to provide 'Knowledge, Dedication and Results' for our Executive Director search. The CapDev Team listened to our needs, molded our requirements, and produced qualified candidates. We are extremely pleased with the results attained through their efficient process.

Patton Lowe, Board President, The Enrichment Center, Winston-Salem NC