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Excellence, Integrity + Impact

Social Justice + Advocacy

Insight, Diversity, Leadership

Our Experience

Supporting social justice and advocacy organizations is a fundamental focus of the firm’s work. We believe deeply that civic institutions sustain a vital democracy.


Our Clients

We partner with advocacy organizations across numerous fields of interest, including community and economic development, social justice and human rights, racial equity, democracy and voting rights, health care, and conservation. We deeply appreciate the commitment social justice and advocacy organizations bring to addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges, and we have strong connections to a network of leaders who are at the forefront of advancing social change in our nation. Leadership is an essential element in effecting positive systemic change; we are prepared and motivated to find exceptional leaders who are equipped to meet the challenge.


Our Commitment

Our founders established Isaacson, Miller when civic institutions rarely used executive search firms. Since then, we have become one of the leading search firms serving this sector. The firm’s track record in social justice and advocacy, as well as our foundational and lived commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, is part of what initially draws many to join Isaacson, Miller.

Experience + Dedication

Evidence of Impact


Women Placements

In 2023, 47% of our practice's placements identified as women.


POC Placements

In 2023, 77% of our practice's placements were people of color.



Since our founding, we have conducted more than 375 searches for Social Justice + Advocacy organizations.


Years of Experience + Results

For more than 40 years, we have developed and tested our understanding of the characteristics that define strong, visionary, inclusive, and effective leaders required to guide our clients into the future.

How to Think Differently


The System Operates in All Our Names

In this episode of Searchcast, Isaacson, Miller sits down with Robin Steinberg, Founder & CEO of The Bail Project, to discuss the history and founding mission of The Bail Project, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the criminal legal system.

Listen to the full conversation here.

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