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Interview Series, part 5: Emma Adams, Victorian Manager, NGO Recruitment

With over nine years’ education, welfare to work and not-for-profit sector recruitment experience, Emma Adams is widely considered to be one of the leading recruitment consultants of fundraising executives in Australia. She’s also making a huge impact on the leadership success of leading national NFPs, having recently placed the CEOs at Youth Projects and The… Read more »

How to turn referencing checking into a valuable management tool

Thorough referencing checking at the end of a long recruitment process may seem like more hassle than it’s worth, but ignore this crucial step at your peril, says Richard Green, director, NGO Recruitment. “Organisations can save themselves a lot of anguish by conducting thorough reference checks before offering someone a job. Only in this way… Read more »

Why there’s never been a better time to be a fundraiser

Over the last five years, the demand for fundraising skills has soared in Australia with the not-for-profit (NFP) sector now facing a shortage of good fundraisers across all fundraising specialties. And this shortage is set to continue into 2018 and beyond. Although largely driven by NFPs experiencing varying cuts in government funding, demand for fundraisers… Read more »

Top recruitment tips for 2018

Welcome to 2018 and a very Happy New Year to all of our valuable clients and candidates. 2017 was a busy year for NGO Recruitment, and the sector in general, and we’re looking forward to another rollercoaster year ahead. In the world of not-for-profit (NFP) recruitment, 2018 will not be without its challenges, as the… Read more »

5 tips for young people considering a career in the NFP sector

With not-for-profits currently employing over one million Australians, and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) alone set to create over 70,000 new jobs by 2019, there’s never been a more inspiring time to choose a career in the not-for-profit sector. And yet the rewards and benefits of a NFP career are not well understood, especially… Read more »

How to find the right mix of skills at board level to drive success

What it means to be well-run is the focus of a not-for-profit (NFP) research report published recently by consultancy Good Foundations in partnership with professional services firm PwC. The report, The foundations of a well-run not-for-profit: why internal investment is critical, surveyed almost 400 senior managers within the NFP sector, and offers some valuable insights… Read more »