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Who We’ve Helped


“Todd Owens has handled two Executive Director searches for the Board at MHY Family Services. We could not be more pleased with the level of commitment and professionalism in both efforts. We wouldn’t go anywhere else!”

– Pamela M. Schiller, Board President, MHY Family Services

“Tabor Children’s Services engaged Nonprofit Talent to assist in the search for an Executive Director. We were very pleased with the professionalism exhibited and the diligence applied in seeking qualified candidates. The expertise of the organization made an extremely time consuming and difficult task progress more efficiently and produced excellent results.”

– Janet Skiba, former Director of Human Services, Bucks County, PA and Board Member Tabor Services

“Our congregation worked successfully with Michelle Heck on an executive search to replace a retiring 22-year executive director.  From her earliest meetings with our lay and professional leadership to understand what we sought in a new hire, to her team’s many interviews with key stakeholders within our organization, to the professionalism with which candidates were vetted, interviewed and the process was refined, Michelle and her associates instilled in all of us a deep sense of trust and confidence.  Many were the moments when she was able to talk us through a challenging situation, suss out a situation and right it, and help us to understand how best to realize the outcome we sought.  In the end, we matched with our top candidate and are delighted with our experience and it’s results.  What’s more, in Michelle we discovered not only a consummate professional, but also a friend.”

– Rabbi Aaron Bisno, Executive Director Search, Bisno Rodef Shalom Congregation

“Todd was personal, professional, helpful and informative throughout the candidacy process.  What makes him special, however, is the way in which he remains helpful and engaged long after the hiring decision is made.  Todd truly partners with the organizations he is enlisted to help, as well as those selected to fill the role.  He genuinely cares about positioning both the organization and the new hire for success!”

– Jennifer Cairns, Executive Director, Sarah Heinz House

“I interviewed at several congregations but the most thorough process was the one headed up by Michelle Heck. I felt as if this must have been the right match for Rodef Shalom Congregation as I was the candidate selected.  I went through personality testing as part of the process, too, which I found to be a helpful part of the process as the results were shared with me. Michelle and her staff were always responsive and professional through the entire process. I have been on the job for eight months and it has been a great match for me and the congregation.”

– Steve Bram, Executive Director, Rodef Shalom Congregation

“Looking for nonprofit talent? Todd and crew are the “go to” people. My experience with nonprofit talent: Easy and fun to work with. Reliable. Helpful. Connected. Successful.”

– Bob Nelkin, President and CEO, United Way of Allegheny County

“Nonprofit Talent helped us pull off a groundbreaking reinvention of municipal hiring in Pittsburgh. Despite coming under significant time, budgetary and media pressure, they facilitated a top-notch and incredibly broad search process that identified high caliber candidates and allowed our city to fill top positions based on qualifications and merit.”

– Grant Oliphant, President & CEO, The Pittsburgh Foundation

“I was most impressed by Todd’s enthusiasm for his work and his clear, consistent communication. He kept me well informed at each juncture and made a rigorous interview process enjoyable. While I know he was hired by the company, I always felt as if he was on my side as well- wanting to make sure the position was the right fit for me. He brings passion, personalized attention and professionalism to this work that you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else.”

– Melanie R. Brown, Program Officer – Education, The Heinz Endowments

“My positive impression and experience as a candidate with Michelle and Nonprofit Talent has led me to now become a client benefiting from their ability to screen and identify key members of our management team.”

– Paul Bacharach, President and CEO Search, Gateway Rehab