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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 »

A warm welcome to Aku King

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Aku King, our new senior temporary and contract recruitment consultant here at NGO Recruitment. With over 17 years of business development, leadership and recruitment experience gained from senior sales management roles at Fairfax Media, News Corp and TeleTech, Aku brings invaluable client relationship and account management… 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 »

Interview Series, part 1: Mark Brooke, CEO, HeartKids

When Mark Brooke accepted the new national CEO role of HeartKids, an inspiring not-for-profit solely dedicated to improving the lives of children with congenital heart disease, he was ready for a challenge. After 35 years of federation, six state-based organisations were merging into one, with a complete restructure and new leadership team, to help grow… 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 »

NGO Recruitment prepare for the 100k Oxfam Trailwalker challenge!

Help support the NGO Recruitment team as they prepare for the Oxfam Trailwalker challenge in Sydney! Kathy, Clare, Danielle and Melissa are training during the day and night to prepare for this Oxfam event where over 700 teams will trek through 100km of bush trail from the Hawkesbury river to the harbour, aiming to raise… Read more »

Charisse & Ruth complete The Sydney Morning Herald’s half marathon.

Congratulations to NGO Recruitment’s staff members Charisse and Ruth for completing The Sydney Morning Herald’s half marathon on Sunday. What a fabulous achievement! Charisse (pictured) is raising funds for CanTeen Australia, a leading charity supporting teenagers and young people living with cancer. To support Charisse and donate to CanTeen, please click here.

NGO Recruitment sponsors the 1st ANZ Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference

NGO Recruitment was proud to be a sponsor of the 1st Australia and New Zealand Refugee Trauma Recovery in Resettlement Conference in Sydney. The conference tackled the most pressing issues facing refugee recovery and resettlement. Guest speakers included Paris Aristotle AM, CEO, Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (VFST), Victoria and Suzanne Jabbour, Director, Restart… Read more »

Join us in taking a stand for a green jobs future

Dear all, Michael and I have taken the unprecedented step of writing to you at a time when bitter partisanship passes itself off as debate on the subject of renewable energy in Australia. Our government, backed by elements of the press, has waged an all out war against the move to solar and wind energy…. Read more »

Five important things to know about recruiting fundraisers for your NFP

Fundraising is critical to the survival of almost all not-for-profit organisations. And with more than 50,000 NFPs registered in Australia, the demand for fundraisers far outweighs the supply. But because almost every organisation is looking for them, recruiting fundraising staff is notoriously difficult. And retaining them can be just as hard – statistics from the… Read more »