MS Research Australia had a wellperforming traditional fundraising team, however, the CEO and Board knew they needed to develop more sophisticated strategies to take the organisation to the next level. After an unsuccessful attempt to recruit a new Head of Relationships, Fundraising and Development internally, MS Research Australia approached NGO Recruitment to undertake a comprehensive executive search campaign.
NGO Recruitment drilled down through the recruitment brief to gain a clear and precise understanding of MS Research Australia’s strategic objectives and financial targets. Only by doing this were we able to understand the exact fundraising skills required by the organisation to meet these targets and create the ideal candidate profile. During an extensive executive search and sophisticated advertising campaign, we compared this profile to the top 10% of fundraisers within Australia’s small, but highly-skilled, fundraising talent pool.
- 2-month executive search campaign - from brief to placement
- 43 applications
- Shortlist of five senior candidates all selected for interview
- Successful candidate Susan Williams had been identified from the outset in her role as National Campaigns and Community Fundraising Manager at the Heart Foundation
- Susan exceeded all expectations at MS Research Australia