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At NGO Recruitment, we have an unrivalled understanding of the local and international fundraising industry and the ever-more-sophisticated fundraising skills required to achieve strategic and financial targets.

Before establishing NGO Recruitment in 2004, our founder Richard Green was a senior fundraising and membership director for Greenpeace Australia , UNICEF Australia, The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, The Inspire Foundation and the Australian Direct Marketing Association. Richard and his team of specialised senior recruitment consultants have literally recruited thousands of fundraising professionals across all of the disciplines.

We are therefore in regular contact with Australia’s highly-skilled fundraising talent pool – from the senior fundraising directors, to the graduates entering the sector for the first time – and are in a unique position to source and place successful long-term candidates.

With the well-known shortage of talented fundraising professionals across all specialties, permanent senior fundraising roles can often take many weeks to fill. We therefore offer high-quality temporary and contract fundraisers to fill the gap and to also meet the demand of time sensitive fundraising campaigns.




“When we engaged NGO Recruitment to search for a new CEO for the Fundraising Institute of Australia, all our expectations were met and exceeded throughout the search process. The team did a fantastic job in identifying and engaging a remarkable lead candidate for the CEO role. What impressed me most was NGO Recruitment’s great ability to really understand the person needed for the position, beyond just their skills, and to assess cultural fit and suitability based on career stage. We were 100% satisfied with the level of service provided and would not hesitate to engage NGO Recruitment again for future executive search requirements.”

James Garland, Chair, FIA Board of Directors

“With NGO Recruitment’s help we built a fantastic fundraising team at Lifeline that took the organisation to the next level. We also used NGO Recruitment to successfully recruit our marketing and media roles. We were very impressed with the advice, individual service and care taken.”

Verity Hawkins, General Manager, Sustainability & Public Relations, Lifeline Australia

“Faced with the ongoing challenge of hiring well qualified fundraisers, NGO Recruitment has helped us recruit some outstanding candidates over the years. The consultants are unfailingly professional, always listen carefully to the kind of person we’re looking for and then do everything possible to provide us with a few highly qualified candidates to choose from.”

Cheryl Pultz, Director of Fundraising, Australian Conservation Foundation

“NGO Recruitment knows the fundraising sector very well, and they were highly knowledgeable about the roles we were seeking to fill. We needed high calibre specialist skillsets for our fundraising team and they were able to source some high quality key members of our team.” 

Richard Wylie, Director, Global Fundraising & Brand, Heart Research Institute

“WWF Singapore used NGO recruitment for a number of key roles in our fundraising team, including Head of Individual Giving, Database Manager and Head of Philanthropy, as well as a Specialist Global Palm Oil Expert role. WWF SG is embarking on an ambitious growth strategy so having the right talent on board is absolutely critical, but our existing HR team had limited fundraising candidate networks or the time. I would recommend NGO recruitment for anyone interested in hiring good fundraising talent.” 

Luke Heffernan, Director of Marketing and Fundraising, WWF Singapore