Flat-Fee Executive Search for Canadian Nonprofits & Charities

Find your next great leader to advance your cause.

We help leading Canadian nonprofits & charities find and hire their next great leader for a fraction of the cost of traditional executive search firms.

Guaranteed fit

Guaranteed Fit

Find the leader you need

Find the Leader You Need

Partnership for success

Partnership for Success


Your nonprofit shouldn’t have to compromise when searching for a highly qualified leader.

But most nonprofits find themselves compromising …

Limited Reach

Filling C-level roles in the social profit sector is excessively challenging. Not only are you competing with other non-profit organizations for the same talent, you are also competing with the for-profit sector who can lure your top Talent away.

Lack of Diversity

You’re overwhelmed and need a systematic process to court the ideal candidate who could provide your organization with the fundamental leadership that it needs.

The best candidates come from positive outreach, rather than passive responses to job postings. We make pro-active connections rather than relying on just the current pool of job seekers.

Over Charged

At Cause Leadership we believe flat-fee executive and recruitment beats the traditional commission-based fee model for social impact organizations.

Unlike the traditional model of search consulting, we charge a fixed fee for our assignments, which eliminates the conflicts-of-interest of percentage fees. You don’t have to pay a high commission fee to uncover top talent; you deserve pricing you can trust.

Time & Experience

To advance your mission with the right leader, you need the best available top candidates which comes from deep search and proactive recruitment – both of which take time and experience.

Unlike traditional channels, you get a wider and targeted reach beyond the standard search firm networks.

Why settle for less?

Find the right leader you need to advance your cause, without compromise.

Everything falls and rises with great leadership. The wrong hire can be costly. For such an important role, your organization deserves to have a list of strong candidates to choose from.

When you work with Cause Leadership, you get a fully managed hiring process that ends with finding the best-qualified leader to help advance your cause.

Trusted by Canada's leading mission-driven organizations

Our Search & Recruitment Services


Fully Managed Executive Search

Your mission-driven organization doesn’t want to deal with the time-consuming old-school process of vetting dozens of unqualified candidates to uncover a few good matches.

Rather, you want a fully managed search where you’ll get a highly calibrated shortlist representing the top candidates who meet your requirements and share the vision for advancing your cause.


Search Assist

For mission-driven organizations who want to supplement part of their search for a new executive hire with the assistance of an experienced executive search firm.


An Executive Recruitment Firm for Canadian Non-Profits

Leaders who Care

We understand the value of mission-driven organizations. We make it easier to advance your mission by finding the leadership you need to succeed.

Results that Matter

For over 20 years, we’ve been placing leaders in their ideal organizations, with revenues ranging from $1M to over $400M in top-line donations.

Find your next great leader
with confidence.


We start building a relationship together, where we flesh out the details, experience, and character of your ideal leader.


We do the heavy lifting, attracting the right candidate from our vast network of experienced, social-profit leaders.


With a strong pool of 3-5 uniquely qualified candidates, you get the traction you need toward hiring the next great leader for your organization.

Ready to get started?

Let’s explore what success looks like for you. It’s very different based on whether you need an interim leader, a turn-around expert, a sustaining leader, or someone to guide you through growth.

Featured C-Level Positions Filled

At Cause Leadership, we know that you are a purpose driven organization that depends on your leaders to continually advance your mission.

The problem is that filling C-level roles in the social profit sector is excessively challenging. Not only are you competing with other non-profit organizations for the same talent, you are also competing with the for-profit sector who can lure your top talent away.
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