Successful nonprofit search you can rely on

BSBSearch is a specialized executive search firm providing quality service in a timely manner to the not-for-profit sector. Our success is based on business approaches including:


Barbara Brown’s 20+ years of experience, vast professional network, and knowledge of the market dynamic ensures complete understanding of client needs, project priorities and a commitment to creating the right strategy for success. 

Personalized Service

Each search process is unique to the project at hand, allowing for specific attention to detail that is personalized and ensures BSBSearch goes the extra mile to meet your needs. As Managing Director, Barbara is personally involved with all aspects of the search process.


Building Relationships

The importance of establishing and maintaining strong relationships with clients and candidates during the search process is critical for a successful search process. 


With complete care for your organization's priorities and needs, each project is thoughtfully managed throughout the search process with careful attention paid toward time and resources.  

Praise for BSBSearch and Barbara Brown

I have worked with many recruiters—in both the for-profit and not-for-profit world. Barbara is different; she is very hands-on from start to finish. There is nothing off-the-shelf about her approach. Barbara works as a partner in helping to identify the real need and to position the recruiting effort properly, incorporating the essence of the organization’s mission. She was terrific at matching the job description to the nuances of our position and to the likely audience. Because she understands the need, she brings a level of perception to the screening process. Simply, Barbara is a valuable partner in the search process.
— David Goldman, Founder and Chairman, FASPE
Barbara brings to searches the kind of energy, savvy and judgment that is hard to find. Her personal warmth, thoroughness and ability to readily grasp the more nuanced requirements made the whole process fast and painless. I can recommend her with enthusiasm.
— Christy Carpenter, former EVP & COO, Paley Center for Media
Development Directors are the most sought-after people in not-for-profits today, and Barbara’s expertise, thoroughness and resourcefulness were invaluable to us in our search process. We were lucky to have her help.
— Bill Abrams, President, Trickle Up
I’ve worked with search consultants for more than 30 years (mostly during my Wall Street career). None has been as careful, responsive and thorough as Barbara Brown was for two searches completed for Jewish Home Lifecare in 2014. She’s timely, professional, collaborative, and strategic. Most importantly, she knows how to develop promising candidates and close the deal.
— Frederic L. Bloch, Senior Vice President, Growth, Anti-Defamation League
From the start Ms. Brown showed a genuine understanding of our unique organization and prepared an excellent written description of it as well as a greatly improved job description... in the process she assisted us in finding greater clarity about the job responsibilities.
— Mary C. Rusnak Clerk, Management, Transition Committee Trustees of the NY Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Barbara Brown is the consummate professional. She is extremely hard working and conscientious, and leaves no stone unturned in finding the best candidates to meet our agency’s staffing needs. As a result I have sought out Barbara for repeat business.
— Stephan Russo, Former Executive Director, Goddard Riverside Community Center