“Thanks you for the very professional job you did in conducting our search for the ESD Deputy Director!  It was truly a pleasure to work with you.  I was especially impressed by your willingness to be flexible and tailor-make our search process.  The quality of your candidates was excellent.  Again, thank you so much!”

- Darlene Trudell
CAE, Former Executive Vice President,
The Engineering Society of Detroit

"NPPN was very helpful in searching for, recruiting and selecting the right person to take our agency to the next level. Their understanding of the current marketplace was very useful in helping us identify high quality candidates who were a good fit for our needs and our budget."

- John Ziraldo
Former CEO / President,
Lighthouse of Oakland County

"We have been using NPPN for years and have been very satisfied with their quality of candidates. NPPN understands our corporate culture and they have helped us build our fund development team as we have expanded. Gary Dembs brings a lot of added value to the search process."

- Carla O’Malley
Former President and CEO,
Oakwood Healthcare Foundation

"NPPN has been a consistent and strong partner to my organization when we have been seeking advice and counsel related to executive search”.  “Gary Dembs and his team continue to be an important asset to the not for profit community in Michigan and beyond"

- Cal Morgan
Former President and CEO,
Michigan Humane Society

"Throughout each step of the process, I found the Non-Profit Personnel Network's Executive Search service to be responsible, resourceful and reliable. Southeast Michigan's non-profit community is fortunate to have the availability of this valuable service which enabled us to fill two critical staff positions in a timely way."

- Bill Liebold
President (Retired),
Michigan Colleges Foundation

The Non-Profit Personnel Network was founded in 1994 by Gary Dembs as a retained executive search firm, exclusively serving the national nonprofit sector.  Gary has been serving the sector as a consultant since 1987.

Recognized as a leader in the industry, NPPN is the only firm of its kind in Michigan and one of few nationally.  We are a proud member of the Network of Nonprofit Search Consultants (NNSC.org).  Our work is guided by our mission and core values of honesty, integrity and reliability.


To strengthen the national nonprofit sector through the recruitment and placement of top-quality personnel, and provide reliable counsel positively affecting organizational dynamics through team building.  We connect people and institutions, valuing both, so that each reach the highest levels of philanthropy.


NPPN values the role that nonprofits play in building and supporting communities. Each NPPN staff member is a community volunteer.


Nobody matches NPPN’s commitment to our clients’ mission.  We demonstrate that commitment by providing expertise and counsel at affordable rates and in an efficient manner.


NPPN respects the important role that each candidate plays in the executive search process.  In recognition of their importance, NPPN honors its candidates by valuing their privacy and providing them career counseling and procedural information throughout the search process.

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