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Mission-based Organizations

What makes mission-based organizations unique, and attractive to those who work there? The passion, focus and sense of purpose that drive and motivate their founders, executives and staff. These organizations play a vital role in solving issues in the world and in a community – addressing problems such as hunger, systemic racism and global warming. Our nonprofit search services help mission-based organizations gain access to top HR executive talent and strategy.

Mission-based firms include philanthropic foundations, not-for-profits, hospitals, schools and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Not-for-profits, a fast-growing sector, in 2019 became the third-largest employer in the U.S., representing more than 10 percent of U.S. jobs.

Like all organizations, mission-based firms need superior HR leadership to attract skilled talent and keep it. Our nonprofit search service for recruiting HR leadership help mission-based organizations gain access to top HR executive talent. Through our HR advisory services, we can also provide the expertise to develop competitive strategies for recruiting and retaining top talent.

Client Case Study:

Nonprofit Search for HR Leadership: Abode Communities

Nonprofit search for executive HR leaders can help mission-based organizations build a great People/HR strategy.

Executive Roles

Vice President, Talent and Culture


Abode Communities

Community Management/Affordable Housing


Founded in 1968, Abode Communities is a Los Angeles organization that provides affordable, socially conscious community housing. The need has been especially acute at a time when L.A. faced a severe housing shortage due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The organization’s portfolio includes 43 residential communities, home to some 7,100 low-income individuals, families, seniors, and people with special needs.

Frederickson worked with Abode Communities, providing nonprofit search services to recruit a Vice President of Talent and Culture to support the agency’s strategy for growth. The executive brought extensive past experience in HR and Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) leadership, specifically in mission-based and educational organizations.

Frederickson Partners is one of the top-rated HR Executive Search firms, with expertise in placing Chief People Officers (CPOs), Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs), Human Resources Business Partners (HRBPs), Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) and other HR leaders. We have access to the broadest network of People and HR executives in the world, and a 25-year reputation as a human resources talent search firm and HR Advisory provider.

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