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It is our goal to truly understand our client’s need for exceptional talent before we begin a search. Our knowledge and previous work experience in nonprofit philanthropy and executive search allows us to find a perfect match for our client’s organizational needs. We take 95% of the risk out of your hire.



The Batten Group places talent in all areas of leadership throughout the organization, including positions like Director of Fundraising, Director of Giving, Director of Major Gifts, Director of Development, Director of Marketing, Director of Programming and Director of Finance. Great nonprofits groom their next top executive in areas of strategic importance to their mission.
Recently Completed Searches

New Jersey Area Director

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Managing Director, San Diego

American Lung Association

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The Batten Group continues to prove exemplary by making the core focus of their business performing searches for the top executive in a nonprofit, including those that are led by an Executive Director. We recruit dynamic Executive Director candidates by maintaining relationships with passive candidates in addition to active candidates. We’re focused on culture fit and mission mindset.
Recently Completed Searches

Executive Director

Lupus Foundation of Northern California

Executive Director, Houston

American Lung Associations of the Southwest

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The Batten Group’s premier service is providing executive leadership solutions for organizations across the country. We recruit superstar candidates by maintaining relationships with passive candidates in addition to active candidates. Culture fit and Board of Directors alignment are of utmost importance when we fill a search for nonprofit C-Suite positions.
Recently Completed Searches

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation [...]


Children's Brain Tumor Foundation [...]

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Our proven track record of successful placements show that the talent we recruit make significant impacts to your organization. With more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit industry, the team at The Batten Group has created a network of the best talent in the country. We are so confident that we will bring qualified, “A” caliber talent to improve your organizations bottom line that we offer an iron-clad guarantee.



Learn from Amazon’s Culture of Failure

January 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Learn from Amazon’s Culture of Failure

Mistakes are where learning comes from… and learning is a key tool for growth. The business world loves talking about Amazon.com’s culture of embracing mistakes. Being totally cool with failure is a key element to Amazon’s rampant success. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calls failure [...]

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August 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Does Your Office Scare Away Top Talent?

Perhaps you've experienced a really great phone interview with a top performer that you just knew you were going to get to come join your organization, only to find out after the final interview and the offer they turn you down. What was it? There [...]

Retain Champions! 3 Keys to Keep Top Non-Profit Talent

August 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Retain Champions! 3 Keys to Keep Top Non-Profit Talent

Re-examine your recruitment strategy Sometimes the key to retaining is having a good fit in the first place. Avoid the square peg round hole syndrome by partnering with professionals that know your specific nonprofit space. Especially in cause based organizations, it is important that the [...]