Frequently Asked Questions

Why should our organization retain DRG Search? +

Why should our organization retain DRG Search? -

Transitions can be an anxious time for any organization. DRG provides our clients with steady guidance and counsel throughout the search process. Not only do we bring you exceptional candidates, we work very closely with our clients to facilitate difficult conversations, guide and advise your search strategy, in order to keep you on track and on time. 

How is DRG Search different from other search firms? +

How is DRG Search different from other search firms? -

Our clients tell us that one of our most distinguishing characteristics is the exceptional degree of creativity we bring to the process. Not only are our talent pools filled with candidates who are the most qualified, they’re also incredibly interesting. 

We pride ourselves in our ability and willingness to identify candidates who may seem at first like an unlikely fit but could be the perfect blend of talent, experience and passion needed to lead your cause.

What is the advantage of retaining a firm that works exclusively in the nonprofit sector? +

What is the advantage of retaining a firm that works exclusively in the nonprofit sector? -

DRG Search has been working with the nonprofit community as a retained search firm for over 30 years. We speak the language of nonprofits, understand the unique challenges that are inherent to the nonprofit sector, and know how to find the kind of professional leadership that you need to build on your successes.

What should I expect when I hire DRG to lead our Search process? +

What should I expect when I hire DRG to lead our Search process? -

Our primary goal is to find your organization the best person for the job. Each search brings with it a new opportunity for us to learn about an organization. We immerse ourselves in learning about your organization’s mission and culture to identify the most synergistic talent possible. We emerge from the learning process equipped with the ability to represent your organization to each candidate in the most compelling way.

Along the way, expect your DRG Search team to also serve as trusted advisors on organizational issues.

Who will conduct the search for me? +

Who will conduct the search for me? -

DRG works to match our clients’ needs with each of our consultant’s expertise. Once a consultant has been selected, they will build a team to work closely together. A top priority for us is to introduce you to the members of your search team and explain in detail each member’s roles and responsibilities.

Already have a relationship with a member of DRG Search? Please feel free to access our staff directory to begin a conversation.

What kind of communication can I expect from my consultant? +

What kind of communication can I expect from my consultant? -

One of the hallmarks of DRG Search is on-going, open and honest conversations with our clients. DRG Search recognizes that during the search process, we want to work closely and communicate frequently. At the beginning of the search process, your search team will work with you to establish protocols for maintaining a consistent communication schedule and strategy that works for you and your search committee.

I don’t have a search committee formed. Will DRG help us to think about the composite of our search committee? +

I don’t have a search committee formed. Will DRG help us to think about the composite of our search committee? -

Absolutely. Selecting a search committee or search chair-people is a critical component to the success of any search. We will help to guide you in building a well-represented, thoughtful committee.

What kind of guarantee do you provide? +

What kind of guarantee do you provide? -

DRG Guarantees our work for a period of one year.  If the hired executive leaves within the first year of employment for any reason other than internal promotion or changing of responsibilities, we will redo the search for you at no cost.