Insights into nonprofit leadership & governance

Society of St. Vincent de Paul USA search for Chief Executive Officer

BoardWalk Consulting is excited to partner with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul USA in its search for Chief Executive Officer. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a venerable institution with a rich history and a compelling future. Its mission is deeply rooted in the tradition of serving neighbors in need through...


Five questions every search committee should ask—of itself

BoardWalk has partnered with several hundred search committees in our 21 years of Finding leaders that matter for missions that matter.® Based on the fascinating mix of extraordinarily diverse missions, personalities, recruitment challenges and interview styles, we’ve developed 5 questions for search committee...

KEEP READING » spotlight on Melanie Littlejohn, next president and CEO of the Central New York Community Foundation

Melanie Littlejohn will be the next president and CEO of the Central New York Community Foundation, the Syracuse area’s biggest charitable foundation. Littlejohn will take the helm of a foundation with nearly $400 million in assets and a new mandate to be “more bold” in addressing things like child poverty, racial...


Seven Best Practices of Search Committees

Nonprofit organizations are more diverse than ever, with board and staff members spanning multiple generations, ethnicities, races, orientations, and backgrounds. At a time when trust in leaders and institutions is low, nonprofits are under pressure to recruit outstanding leaders who can relate across all of their...


Melanie Littlejohn named President & CEO of Central New York Community Foundation

BoardWalk Consulting congratulates Melanie Littlejohn on her appointment as the next President & CEO of the Central New York Community Foundation. “For me, there is no better place to be than with this foundation and in this tremendous community,” said Littlejohn. “After almost 30 years at National Grid, I...


BoardWalk Consulting’s 2023 smorgasBoard

2023 was a year of highs and lows, progress, and jaw-dropping global challenges. Through it all, the nonprofits and foundations we serve have stayed true to their missions, advancing the futures they aspire to create. We are proud to have worked with these remarkable organizations, and excited to live out BoardWalk’s mission...


BoardWalk Consulting named among Top HR/Diversity Recruiting Firms

BoardWalk Consulting is proud and honored to be included on Hunt Scanlon Media's HR/Diversity Recruiting Power 65 List. Hunt Scanlon's annual roundup recognizes the most prominent executive search firms specializing in human resources and diversity, equity & inclusion. Our respect for the power of diversity is deep,...


COP28 Climate Summit

BoardWalk Consulting is very excited to work with visionary organizations fighting for climate justice, including Sierra Club, Earthjustice, Southern Environmental Law Center, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. Sierra Club President Ben Jealous praised the COP28 agreement, particularly in the context of a summit...


Hunt Scanlon Media spotlight on Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital CEO search

Hunt Scanlon Media highlighted our search for the next Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts Nation's Capital. Girl Scouts Nation's Capital (GSNC) is the largest of the 111 Girl Scout Councils in the United States with a total youth and adult membership of 74,740. Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital is dedicated to empowering...


Virginia Kase Solomón named President and CEO of Common Cause

BoardWalk Consulting is proud to have partnered with the Common Cause National Governing Board, and excited about Virginia Kase Solomón becoming President and CEO of this important pro-democracy organization. “I am deeply honored and humbled to assume the role of president and CEO at Common Cause,” said Virginia....

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