Committed to creating a better tomorrow by matching passion to purpose

Our nonprofit clients better the world in diverse ways by advocating for social justice, improving education, elevating the arts, contributing to vibrant cultural landscapes, pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge, and safeguarding species and habitats.


We take pride in our firm’s ability to match passion to purpose by identifying leaders who have a vocational relationship to our clients’ specific work. In fact, our ability to help nonprofit organizations fulfill their visions by recruiting mission-centric leaders has earned us the reputation of being among the best nonprofit executive search firms based in Los Angeles. 

We believe that organizations that do good deserve the best, so we employ a proven process allows us to deeply understand the challenges and opportunities facing each of our nonprofit clients as they work to fulfill their missions.

Some of our clients include:

Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc. Clients

Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc. is proud to have our exemplary results and unmatched partnership to nonprofit organizations be recognized

What Clients Say

“I first worked with Shelli as a candidate for one of her retained search clients, the Beckman Foundation. She had extensive knowledge of her client’s organization and understood the qualities they were looking for in a new chief executive, both of which were invaluable in the interview and negotiation process. In particular, when Shelli contacted me about the open position, I was working in a job with ostensibly different responsibilities. Shelli dug down beneath the job description jargon and the different structures of the public and private sectors to find the core qualities of my experience and passion. Both I, as a candidate, and the Beckman Board had questions about my experience and fit. Shelli saw the bigger picture of potential for her client and brought me forward for an interview.


Since my hire, I have continued working with Shelli to assist the Foundation with Board Member recruitments. Shelli brings the same energy and insight into each engagement. She reads between the lines and sees angles and matches you may have never considered. With each recruitment she makes our organization stronger. If you need an expert to help your group build a cohesive team, Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc. is the firm for you!”

— Anne Hultgren, PhD

Executive Director, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation