Recruiting excellence for the nonprofit sector


“I found the support from crawfordconnect invaluable. It was such a relief to be able to rely on them to seek out talented candidates for such an important position. It made the recruitment process actually enjoyable.”–Lori Lucier, former Executive Director, AIDS Committee of Toronto

“When I started as Executive Director for The Arthritis Society, Ontario Division, I used crawfordconnect’s services to help me build a highly effective team of senior fundraisers. crawfordconnect’s knowledge of the industry, and of the people who are rising stars, enabled us to find the right combination of competencies and work style. The investment we made is already paying off in improved staff morale, new initiatives and improved efficiencies, and increased board involvement in fundraising.”– Joanne Sobie, (former) Executive Director, The Arthritis Society, Ontario Division. Currently, Executive Director at Second Harvest.

“We contacted crawfordconnect after we had conducted our own search but had difficulty finding a candidate with the right qualifications. crawfordconnect assessed the situation, listened carefully to our board and staff, and found the perfect candidate for the Director of Development position. We started to see results immediately and our program has moved forward significantly. We are so pleased with their work.” – Martha O’Connor, former Executive Director, Breakfast for Learning, Canadian Living Foundation

“crawfordconnect has been a terrific partner in helping us to build a skilled and committed team of professionals.They were very professional with excellent communication throughout the process. Office staff very helpful and prompt in responding to questions.” –Matthew Airhart, (former) National Director of Development, Pathways to Education Canada

“My experience as a candidate with crawfordconnect as compared with other large search firms is their Search Consultant’s direct non-profit experience. They understand the way the sector works and the types of people best suited for success. If I was hiring for non-profit, I’d use crawfordconnect.”– Ed Sluga, (successful candidate) National Director, Planned Giving, CNIB

“crawfordconnect did a great job for CNIB. The candidates were of very high caliber which made making the final decision difficult. They paid better attention to CNIB and really cared about the outcome. I would absolutely use them again for my next search.” – Steve Lutz, VP, CNIB

“crawfordconnect was very helpful to the Community Living Cambridge Recruitment Committee and the Board throughout the selection process. Deborah Legrove, was very sensitive to the requirements of the Board, provided great advice and guidance, acted with diligence and professionalism throughout. I would have no hesitation in recommending Deborah and crawfordconnect.” – Don Smith,Chair, Search Committee, Community Living Cambridge

“We have used the services of crawfordconnect for all of our resource development hires. We find the service to be very thorough and the candidates extremely well qualified for the specific positions. The reason for this is because Jean Crawford listens. Jean and her associates are all former development professionals so they know exactly what this very specialized profession requires in its staff. I would not consider using any other search firm but crawfordconnect.” – Shirlene Courtis, CFRE, Vice President, Resource Development, Seneca College

“We were very happy with the crawfordconnect service and outcome. Our Search Consultant was outstanding, very thorough and excellent with candidates. She worked to understand our needs and especially in helping to develop the criteria for the ideal candidate. We were very pleased with the entire process and the high calibre of candidates presented.” – David Judge, Chair, BOMA Canada

“As a professor, I’ve been involved in many searches and studied human resources for many years — I was so impressed with the thoroughness and sophistication of the crawfordconnect process and Linda Samis, our Search Consultant. We made the right decision hiring crawfordconnect.”                         – Michael Nightingale, Guelph Community Health Centre

“Susan Mackle is fantastic. The WoodGreen role seems to be a perfect fit for me. Susan really understood from the outset how well-suited I would be for the position, and I am grateful she did!!” – Jessica Malone (successful candidate), Manager of Marketing and Communications, WoodGreen Community Services

“We had a very positive experience with crawfordconnect. They placed a Director of Campaigns position for us. We all knew it would be a difficult search but we were very pleased with the results. I’d recommended crawfordconnect, in fact I just did.” – Ingrid Perry, Bridgepoint Health Foundation

“I was very happy with the process of the search conducted by crawfordconnect. Ours was a challenging position to fill and I appreciated the involvement and guidance provided by Deborah Legrove.” – Rob Crocker, Chief Financial Officer and VP, Business Development, TVO

“crawfordconnect makes that extra effort to understand a client’s needs and delivers high quality candidates.” – Bob Baker, CEO, Oshawa General Hospital Foundation