The Need

Good leadership and talent is critical for growth of any organisation – more so in the social sector where you work on solving critical societal challenges. Despite the critical need, the social sector faces a dearth of quality talent to execute high impact projects. One concern which all the organisations face is attrition.

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Who Are We

Careers In Impact is the Executive Search and Talent Advisory division of Sattva Consulting. We bridge the gap in information, access and communication between social sector organisations and job seekers. We help social impact driven organisations analyse and understand their talent needs better. We partner with them to hire their leadership roles.

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What Do We Do

We specialise in advisory and search services, for mid-senior, executive and board members for the social impact sector. We work closely with social organisations, impact investment firms and CSR teams to help them structure executive role definitions and find the right talent.

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Our Services


We have curated a niche talent database of leaders and experts, from diverse backgrounds, for your access. This database has a mix of NGO leaders, CSR heads and specialised role experts. We also have a rich pool of corporate CXO level candidates looking at transitioning into the social impact ecosystem.

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We help our partners hire exceptional talent by providing bespoke and iterative candidate search services for mid-senior, executive and board level positions. Our team is backed by Sattva’s extensive network in the social impact space, which gives us access to some of the most influential and skilled talent in the sector. Our team’s background in executive search and non-profit management ensures that our skills and network are uniquely positioned to help you hire the most relevant candidate.
We take over the majority of the heavy lifting around promoting the role, designing the candidate persona, screening potential candidates, setting expectations, and candidate coordination. We aim to share the top of the drawer candidate for your roles.

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Our experience in Executive Search gives us access to a lot of data and insights about executive movements, compensation benchmarks, hiring trends, and evolution of team structures across different sizes of organisations. We have extensive knowledge of candidate market behaviours along with the evolutions and innovations in social sector organisations. Therefore, we see ourselves uniquely positioned to help you build highly effective teams that can meet your long term goals.

In our vast experience in the impact ecosystem we have supported partners to build strong human resource systems for effective hiring, talent management and intra- org communication channels. Our advisory team takes the industry best practices into perspective and innovates over and above that to match your context.

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Case Studies

Programme Lead

Hiring for a leading non-profit focused on leveraging technology and data analytics to create innovative solutions to impact education at scale

  • Our client was looking for a programme Lead who would drive the overall implementation of its pilot programme
  • They wanted a candidate who had experience in managing large projects and who can provide innovative solutions to critical problems. Apart from the aptitude fit, cultural fitment was one of the important criteria which they were looking for
  • The mandate was successfully closed through headhunting and conducting an initial assessment to gauge the overall fitment of the candidate for the role
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Manager – Development & Communications

Hiring for a non-profit working in the education space

  • Our client was looking for a Manager – Development & Communications to drive their fundraising activities.
  • They wanted someone with extensive experience in fundraising having knowledge of report writing and drafting proposals and someone who is good at managing internal and external stakeholders
  • We successfully closed the mandate by mapping over 100 candidates within the social impact space
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Talent Acquisition and Organisational Development Lead

Hiring for a leading systems transformation non-profit working towards improving learning outcomes of children in low income communities

  • Our client was looking for a Talent Acquisition lead who would single handedly lead the organisation wide hiring. The individual will also support the sister organisations of our client in meeting their hiring needs.
  • They wanted a candidate who knows how hiring in the development sector is done and is an expert in filling Leadership positions.
  • The candidate had to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills so that he/she can effectively work and meet the hiring requirements of each vertical director.
  • The mandate was successfully closed by assessing candidate intent, calibre, temperament and ability to lead a project as an individual contributor.
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