Our Values

Our Values

Impact

We believe in creating avenues and pathways for individuals and organizations to make a positive and lasting impact in the world.

DEI

We are constantly striving to nurture, promote, and reflect a diverse workforce that fosters equity and inclusion within Koya, and this ongoing commitment is mirrored in our work with clients.

Respect

Everything we do stems from the tremendous respect we have for our clients, our candidates, and the work we do together to make our world a better place.

Innovation

We embrace opportunities for innovation through continuous learning, new ideas, and technology to better serve the evolving needs of our team and clients.

Joy

We believe in the power of joy and know that the success of our work is tied to the spirit and passion of our team.

Koya’s Social Impact Strategy

We believe corporations have a responsibility to use their profits for good and that employees should both drive and actively participate in that giving. That’s why we launched an employee-driven corporate giving model, where Koya employees are trained in venture philanthropy and oversee our annual giving program—from sourcing possible investment opportunities, to conducting due diligence, to reviewing the outcomes. We’re proud to invest 5% of our profits in the social impact sector each year. And we’re proud that our team members also give generously of their time to local service activities, nonprofit boards, and pro bono search and consulting.

Our Diversity Research

The Governance Gap: Examining Diversity and Equity in Nonprofit Boards of Directors

by Molly Delano Brennan with Miecha Ranea Forbes

This report examines how and why this gap persists, with the aim of giving leaders actionable strategies for increasing board diversity.

The report explores:

  • Obstacles to increasing diversity on boards of directors
  • What’s working and what’s not, from real-world experiences of nonprofit boards
  • Concrete steps board members can take to move toward diversity and inclusion
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96% of organizations believe diversifying their board or executive committee is a key objective, yet only 24% have taken crucial action steps to increase levels of diversity within their boards of directors.

From Intention to Action: Building Diverse Leadership Teams in Education to Deepen Impact

by Koya Leadership Partners and Education Pioneers

Koya and Education Pioneers collaborated to assess racial diversity in education nonprofits and develop concrete recommendations for how to build more racially diverse leadership teams.

This report from the field illustrates the gap between intention and action that exists today and offers a road map of recommendations that can help organizations in the education sector and beyond begin moving toward the diverse, inclusive teams that are required to do truly transformational work.

Read the report