Mission, Vision & Values

The Mission, Vision & Values of DCM Associates

Mission Statement

To support mission-driven organizations to better serve their communities by successfully conducting executive searches and providing nonprofit board & leadership consulting.

Vision Statement

To be a nationally recognized leader for increasing governance and executive leadership performance.


DCM’s core values encapsulate our guiding principles and beliefs in support of and consistent with our Mission and advancing the realization of our Vision. They serve as our compass for decision-making, shaping our DCM organizational culture and behavior.


DCM is committed to the timely and transparent exchange of information and ideas and encourages respectful interaction through listening, understanding, and the assumption of positive intent.

Customer Service

DCM being customer-oriented means that we care about providing quality experiences to the clients we serve. This value can also extend to include supporting your community and your team.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

DCM believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our firm’s effectiveness and excellence. We are committed to conducting searches that are inclusive and that reflect the values and aspirations of our clients.


DCM holds ourselves accountable to the highest possible professional standards and service quality. We strive to provide high-quality content and strategies, basing our insights on experience, knowledge, and data.


DCM is committed to doing what’s best for clients, customers, teammates, and the company. We strive to meet the highest ethical standards.


DCM aims to create an atmosphere of mutual support and respect among our team members, working together cohesively to build strong group relations.