• Our Approach

    We believe there is a significant return on investment to conducting a thoughtful search that results in placing the right leader in the job and positions an organization for success

    We founded Clover Search Works because a leadership transition is a critical moment in the life of a nonprofit – presenting risks and challenges as well as exciting opportunities for an organization’s future. Whether it’s planned or unplanned, the process requires a comprehensive and well-executed strategy and highly responsive and timely facilitation and project management.


    Our mission and commitment is to provide comprehensive executive search and transition services that leverage our knowledge and networks and respect the importance of fit with the culture and values of the organizations we serve. We have been honored to work with both small and larger organizations that have vital missions and bold visions.

    We Believe...


    A great search starts with clarification of your leadership needs

    We help teams take a careful look at their current and future needs and build out an ideal candidate profile based on skills and qualities that are aligned with the culture and values of the organization.


    A broad and diverse candidate pool doesn’t build itself

    Proactive candidate sourcing takes personalized outreach through one-on-one meetings and phone calls that encourage candidate referrals and applications.


    Equitable and inclusive hiring require deliberateness and intention throughout the entire process

    We look for a breadth of life experiences and skills beyond traditional fields or credentials and beyond familiar networks into communities that cross professional, ethnic and geographic boundaries.


    An executive search provides an opportunity to increase community engagement

    An excellent search generates enthusiasm for the organization and its mission – across the board, staff, key institutional partners, donors and the wider community.


    A successful leadership transition takes time and attention to detail

    Only one person will end up with the job, but it is our goal that everyone involved in the search – those making referrals and every candidate who applies – comes away feeling positively about the professionalism and integrity of the organization.




    Client Testimonial

    Jorge L. Barón, Executive Director,

    Northwest Immigration Rights Project


    "The Clover Search Works team helped refine our goals and identify the skills we needed to be looking for in candidates. They brought creative energy and shifted how we approached the hiring process. Through their thorough and careful recruitment, Clover helped us uncover potential candidates we wouldn't have otherwise met."