Nonprofit Leadership Search

Experts in Nonprofit Leadership Search

Our firm specializes in executive leadership search projects representing a wide variety of nonprofit sectors, including behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities, children and family social services, foundations, business and professional trade associations, faith-based institutions and other community building organizations.

Whether your nonprofit organization is seeking to recruit a chief executive officer, chief operating officer, chief financial officer or other key executive leadership position, our firm has a well-established search process designed to exceed client expectations with high qualified candidates and a smooth transition process.

Dennis’ extensive experience and reputation as a successful chief executive officer, board chair, foundation president and leadership coach in the nonprofit sector enables him to bring a unique perspective to his client’s executive search needs.

Our firm is also available to support your organization even if you decide to conduct your own executive search. Contact us for more information.

Current Searches

For information on all current searches please contact our office at 973-784-3693.

Elliott D. Lee
Principal, Communitas Consulting LLC
Board Chair, HANDS Inc.

Paul Boudreau
President (Retired)
Morris County Chamber of Commerce

Edward Ahart
Partner/Schenck, Price, Smith & King
Chair/Morris County Chamber of Commerce Search Committee

Meghan Hunscher
Morris County Chamber of Commerce

Our firm has a five-stage process for conducting each client’s executive search needs:

  1. Analyze the strategic challenges and the role that the new position will need to play in addressing them. We work very closely with each client to identify the skills and experience needed for the position and will develop a comprehensive customized position and candidate profile for each client’s approval.
  2. Conduct a targeted search into organizations and sectors to identify those with the relevant skill-sets and qualifications required by each client. Develop a list of qualified prospects for consideration.
  3. Approach potential candidates to test their interest in the new position, communicate the strengths of the client organization and persuade strong candidates to consider the new opportunity.
  4. Present the most qualified candidates after conducting in-depth interviews, reference checks and evaluations that best match the position profile developed in stage one.
  5. Complete the search and provide follow-up support during the initial phase of the candidate’s tenure. Conduct client satisfaction survey.

For more information contact Dennis at or Michele Hickey, Executive Vice President at

Recent Search Clients

Enable Inc.

Chief Operating Officer


Executive Director

Housing Partnership of NJ

Executive Director

Integrity House

Medical Director

Make-a-Wish Foundation of New Jersey

Chief Operating Officer/Chief of Staff
Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving
Director of Medical Outreach
Director of Database and Information Technology
Director of Volunteer Management

Morris County Chamber of Commerce


NewBridge Services

Chief Development Officer
Chief Financial Officer

Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber

President & CEO

Spectrum for Living

Chief Executive Officer

United Way of Northern New Jersey

Chief Executive Officer

Youth Consultation Services

President & CEO


“I have had the pleasure to work with Dennis Miller over several months to not only replace the Chief Executive Officer but to resolve several internal board and C-level management issues. Dennis worked with me, our management staff, and our Board of Trustees to ensure that the final outcome achieved the goals of each. Replacing a founding director is not easy for any of the players involved and yet Dennis and his staff had the compassion, knowledge and determination to leave AHA with a quality replacement and an equally satisfied partnership among all the players. AHA could not have achieved the same outcome on our own and we are grateful Dennis provided us the leadership, direction and expertise to achieve our personal and collective goals.”

Donna M. Blaze
Chief Executive Officer
Affordable Housing Alliance

“I couldn’t be more pleased with the extraordinary efforts of Dennis Miller and his team. His ability to listen, collaborate and give insightful advice was invaluable in our search for a new CEO for the Chamber. If you are looking for a firm with the expertise, experience and contacts to ensure your executive search is successful, then Dennis C. Miller Associates is the firm to call.”

Brenda Ross-Dulan
Chairman of the Board
Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber

“Working with Dennis C. Miller & Associates, Inc. was an extreme pleasure. At the inception of our agreement the executive search process for a Chief Operating Officer was seamless and expedited with the utter most professionalism ensuring that the candidate search was a top priority. I admire the level of communication and tenacity shown by Dennis C. Miller and Joe Duffy as they always managed to keep Enable’s leadership team abreast of developments and status as well as their keen ability to provide recommendations for the best suited individuals ensuring that the selection would match the needs of our workforce. The strong background and knowledge of the Human Services industry maintained by Dennis and his team played a key role in the success of our final decision and selection. I would highly recommend Dennis C. Miller & Associates, Inc. to any professional organization in need of a dynamic Executive Search Firm to get the job done! Thank you for your professionalism and for supporting Enable, Inc.”

Lisa Coscia
Chief Executive Officer
Enable Inc.

“We believe selecting the organization’s leader is one of the most critical challenges a Board of Trustee can undertake. For many reasons, we knew it was best to engage a specialist to assist us. Working with Dennis and his team was a valuable experience for us. His team provided the experience and processed approach to help us achieve our goals. They provided the experience and reach that we needed to ensure we identified the right person to replace our retiring CEO. Our search committee was very impressed with the depth and diversity of candidates we met through the process. After meeting with Dennis’s top tier of candidates, we knew that Kiran Gaudioso, our Chief Operating Officer, was the right person to lead United Way and build on the strong foundation established by John Franklin. Dennis was readily available throughout the process providing valuable insights and tremendous support during our search process. We highly recommend them.”

Cindy Chiarella and Tim Greiner
Search Committee Co-Chairs
United Way of Northern New Jersey

“Dennis and Michele provided outstanding service to our Search Committee during this process. Not only did they furnish us with a list of very qualified candidates from whom Meghan emerged as the selection to be the Chamber’s new President, they also offered wise and helpful counsel as to the process to follow, and they were in constant communication as to our needs. It was a pleasure to work with them.”

Edward W. Ahart, Partner
Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP

Chair, Search Committee – Morris County Chamber of Commerce

“Dennis served as a true partner during our recent CEO search, providing the guidance and direction we needed to select a candidate with the knowledge, passion and drive to lead our agency into the future. His practical insights into not-for-profit management and his open and honest communication kept us on track and energized. As a result, the CEO search became a great learning experience for our entire Board, giving us new tools for success.”

Christine LaRocca, Chair, Board of Trustees
Spectrum for Living

“I have worked with Dennis on several projects for MAWNJ over the last 10 years. We keep returning to him because, at the end of the day, Dennis delivers. He brings to the table many years of practical experience as a CEO, board chair and nonprofit leadership coach. Most recently, we contracted with Dennis and Michele Hickey to assist in recruiting a senior leader for a new and pivotal position. I am confident that because of his efforts, not to mention his tremendous instinct, we saw far more capable candidates than if we had done the search ourselves. We’ve used other search firms in the past, but never did we see a pool so competitive as what Dennis provided to us. We will be utilizing his offerings again sometime down the road. I am quite certain of it.”

Thomas P. Weatherall, President & CEO
Make-A-Wish® New Jersey

“Our board needed help with a monumental responsibility: selecting the right person to succeed the founder of our 30-year-old community-based organization. Well, Mr. Miller exceeded our expectations. He brought deep understanding and years of real world experience to the task. Significantly, his legendary wit and good humor kept our anxieties under control and enhanced our decision-making. As a result, we believe we’ve selected the best person to help us meet the challenges of an increasingly dynamic, fast-changing world.”

Elliott Lee, Board Chair
Housing and Neighborhood Development Services (HANDS, Inc.)

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