Brakeley Search

At Brakeley Search (formerly Leadership Search Partners), we are passionate about delivering professional, high quality executive search services to nonprofits.

We provide retained executive search services to organizations seeking Chief Executive Officers/Executive Directors, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Development Officers and other senior managers. We serve local, regional and national nonprofits in a wide range of fields, and only take on a search when we truly believe we can provide exemplary service and outstanding results.

The hallmarks of our work are a deep commitment to personalized service, the proven ability to match organizational culture and leadership needs, not just skills and experience. We take a holistic approach, bringing an understanding of the whole organization, and its culture and values, to each project. Every search includes onboarding and performance management planning so that the leaders we place transition well into their roles with clear areas of accountability. We work with our clients for a full year after a hire is made.

We leverage our depth of experience with hard work and intellectual rigor to ensure that our clients find the perfect fit – for their mission, culture, values and their specific challenges.

Folger Levin LLP

For decades, attorneys at Folger Levin in San Francisco have served as trusted legal advisers to nonprofit organizations. We recognize that nonprofit organizations face a host of unique legal requirements, in addition to the legal issues faced by for profit organizations. Drawing upon attorneys in our corporate and real estate, employment, litigation, educational organizations and estate planning practice groups, we provide effective legal counsel on a range of issues, including formation, employment, corporate governance, taxation, financings (including exempt bond issuances), intellectual property, probate matters, and litigation.

We view the practice of law as a calling to professional service and aim to deliver sophisticated, efficient legal services to our clients.

Harrington Group Certified Public Accountants, LLP

Harrington Group, Certified Public Accountants, LLP is an accounting and consulting firm with offices in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Areas. We provide auditing, accounting, management consulting, and tax services exclusively to nonprofit organizations. Harrington Group was founded in 1994 by J. Joseph Harrington, who had over 20 years of nonprofit expertise prior to starting the firm. The current partners have over 30 years of combined experience in working with nonprofits.

We are dedicated to providing services to the nonprofit community at the highest level of professionalism. Our in-depth industry experience enables us to provide insights grounded in business realities that allow our clients to carry out their mission now and in the future.

Our staff possess years of industry-specific experience and abilities required to effectively address the issues that face nonprofits today. Each professional completes a mandatory number of hours of continuing education (including the mandatory government auditing education hours) each year. In addition, information about current developments in professional technical standards and the nonprofit industry are made available to our personnel on a continual basis.

CalNonprofits Insurance Services

We understand nonprofits because that is ALL we do. CalNonprofits Insurance Services is a social enterprise subsidiary of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits). Revenue generated through CalNonprofits Insurance Services stays in the nonprofit sector and strengthens the nonprofit community.

Since 1984, CalNonprofits Insurance Services has been providing exclusive and cost-saving insurance products to our members. Our mission is to provide quality insurance products, excellent customer service and education tailored to meet the needs of California nonprofits. Today, more than 900 California nonprofits choose CIS as their insurance broker. We are a full service brokerage offering Employee Benefits and Property/Casualty insurance coverages. We have access to all the major carriers that specialize in insuring nonprofits. CalNonprofits Insurance Services has exclusive programs for members.

Contact CalNonprofits Insurance Services today for more information: 888-427-5222 or

Hood & Strong, LLP

Understanding your organization's compensation practices is critical to the strategic planning process and effective operations.Hood & Strong LLP helps clients develop comprehensive fiscal policies and provides strategic advice and counsel on how to best apply them within your organization. The Hood & Strong team brings ideas, best practices and insight to ensure your financial success. With deep expertise serving foundation, social service, membership-based, educational, cultural and other tax-exempt organizations, Hood & Strong provides the resources and tools that enable you to focus on mission-critical activities and advance your cause.

The Hood & Strong Not-for-Profit Group's partners and managers provide personalized, expert guidance on how to streamline your business operations, plan strategically, implement technology into daily processes, and create systems to benchmark against similar organizations. The firm brings nearly a century of experience serving the comprehensive financial needs of not-for-profits throughout the Bay Area and across the country. Offices in San Francisco and San Jose, California.

Gallagher Human Resources & Compensation Consulting

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Human Resources & Compensation Consulting Practice (Gallagher Consulting), formerly CompAnalysis, has been providing compensation management consulting services to San Francisco Bay Area employers since 1980. During this time, we have helped more than 1,200 organizations develop pay plans. Our primary emphasis has been the design of cash compensation plans, through job evaluation and classification, structure development, administrative practices and communication strategies.

In addition, we have worked with clients to develop effective means of measuring and linking performance results to both base and variable pay. Our extensive experience in working with compensation survey data to develop competitive wage and salary structures for our clients has given us a valuable, unique perspective on what constitutes useful information for this purpose.

Gallagher Consulting is a division of Gallagher Benefit Services of California Insurance Services, a subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG).

Metis Partner Solutions, LLC

Metis Partner Solutions, LLC provides a variety of organizational & financial consulting services exclusively to the non-profit sector. Expertise includes fiscal oversight and strategy, board governance & fiduciary responsibilities, workflow efficiency and systems selection. Services include customizable outsourced accounting solutions for small and medium sized non-profits (with a focus on arts & education, environment, and social services), organizational assessments, board trainings, interim CFO & Controller staffing solutions, and strategic planning support.

Our mission is to increase the impact achieved by non-profits and the social sector by using technology and flexible staffing arrangements to streamline the accounting & finance functions and by engaging program leaders and board members in the use of data to inform strategic decisions. Learn more at or inquire at

Nonprofit Comp Sponsor Appreciation

We extend our appreciation to our sponsors, whose support helps keep survey fees low for our participating organizations.

The 2024 survey is sponsored by these businesses and nonprofit organizations that help Southern California nonprofits manage better.