April 3, 2011
Inside the Searches for Filling Philanthropy’s Biggest Jobs
Critics wonder if America’s richest foundations rely too heavily on outside recruiters for finding talent
Fat grant-making budgets, sizable staffs, and prominent board members aren’t the only things the leaders of America’s wealthiest foundations have in common.
Many of them have been recruited by Russell Reynolds Associates and Spencer Stuart, two global search firms that have played a significant behind-the-scenes role in helping major-league philanthropy determine its leadership.
People tapped by the headhunters represent a “who’s who” of grant