In a year of unprecedented events and challenges, charitable giving reached a record $471.44 billion in 2020
Our team members provide behind-the-scenes coaching and advice to nonprofit staff, helping them make a greater difference in their vital roles. We believe remaining behind the scenes is imperative in providing nonprofit executive search and fundraising counsel. We never seek recognition or take credit for the successes of those who devote their lives to making a difference in their communities.
Whether assisting seniors, educating children, caring for the poor or disabled, sustaining the arts, protecting the environment, or any other worthy endeavor, it is their work we strive to further and the reputations we seek to enhance. We are proud to be associated with and eager to be of service to all who are involved in the noble work of philanthropy.
Organizations turn to us to help develop CEO succession plan and guide comprehensive CEO and CDO searches.
Our seasoned Group provides pre-campaign planning and capital and endowment campaign counsel.
As experienced volunteers ourselves, our Group helps volunteer leaders build confidence in carrying out leadership duties including raising funds.
Check us out with organizations we have helped in a variety of ways and learn we’ve developed a reputation for telling leaders what they need to hear, not necessarily what they want to hear. We like Teddy Roosevelt’s admonition, “People Don’t Care What You Know Until They Know How Much You Care.” You will learn we care!
"I believe The Yunker Group team did a good job of providing us with a diverse set of candidates to choose from – people who had similar backgrounds but also different experiences and strengths. But ultimately, we only needed one person, and they found that for us. Without their involvement, we would not have been able to move as quickly with the search."
“On a scale of one to 10, working with The Yunker Group would be a 10,” said board chairman Bill Shimp. “I don’t know if I could find something I didn’t like about it. The reason I’d give it a 10 is we moved quickly, we found a candidate, we secured a candidate, and ultimately that’s the bottom line."
“The Yunker Group exceeded all of my expectations. Their professionalism and confidence in the area of executive searches was very impressive. The comprehensive and meticulous manner in which they conducted our search enabled our committee to identify and secure who we believe to be the strongest and most capable candidate – and you can’t ask for more than that.”
"Even before we made the decision to retain The Yunker Group, Jim opened our eyes to many things we had not considered. I would suggest that anyone who is seeking creative fundraising ideas would benefit from a CoffeeCounsel session with The Yunker Group."
“Jim was very open to working with our team which helped build trust that it wasn’t going to be a punitive process or negative process. He was very, very open to our concerns and our requests.”
“Having a third-party person provides more of a safe space for transparency. It gave us an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to our donors. And it doesn’t put us in the position of being in a conversation and trying to quickly answer or defend. We could just listen.”
“It’s clear that The Yunker Group knows its business, particularly as it relates to this type of search. They made it as painless as possible for those of us who served on the committee.”
“One thing I really appreciate about The Yunker Group is that they specifically work with nonprofits and understand our field. Their niche in the market was certainly a benefit to OPRA and surely to the other nonprofits they serve as well.”
“Honestly, The Yunker Group just blew me away. I had expectations, and they were exceeded at every level. The quality of the candidates, the background they provided and Jim’s facilitation of the interviews … all of it was just phenomenal."
"As a candidate I felt the process allowed me to show the search committee who I am in a full 3-dimensional way. The tools and methods The Yunker Group uses ensured that the committee members knew not only my technical skills and experience but also the type of leadership I would bring to the job. I have no doubt that this is what created a great match for both the organization and for me!"