Leadership Insights: Jane Crowe, Executive Director, Community Options Australia

When healthcare executive Jane Crowe joined Community Options Australia in 2016 as its new Executive Director, she was ready for a new and rewarding challenge. Two years on, Crowe has rebuilt the not-for-profit’s quality framework, achieved financial sustainability and introduced a new business model, ready for future growth. We talk to her about her career… 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 »