Our Nonprofit division supports the Southern Californian and national nonprofit community by placing remarkable talent in critical leadership positions. The division’s executive search practice is led by Vice President David Alford.

The Nonprofit practice at Bristol focuses in arts and cultural organizations, human services, environmental organizations, foundations, and learning establishments including independent schools and higher education institutions. The boutique, specialized nature of our executive search firm allows us to proudly provide personalized service to gain an in-depth understanding of our clients. We work collaboratively with board members and staff to understand their organization’s mission and specific needs. Once we gather relevant information, our long-standing, valuable contacts and comprehensive database allow us to source candidates from the widest pool possible.

Our Nonprofit recruiters specialize in executive placements in these areas and more:

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“Bristol Associates allowed many parties to have their voices heard and gave us an opportunity to see a variety of candidates. We clearly got the best one and were able to do so because of the firm’s prescreening and expert assistance.”
Sel Kardan

President & CEO, The Colburn School

“The company listened to our needs and challenges. Additionally, our representative’s seamless coordination of multiple rounds of interviews made the process effortless. We wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again.”
Aaron Paley

President, Community Art Resources (CARS)

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David Alford

Vice President
David Alford has been in the staffing industry for 18 years and joined Bristol Associates in 2017. He has placed people across a broad spectrum of industries, including Food & Beverage Manufacturing, Restaurant, Hospital & Healthcare, and Nonprofit.


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