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Interview Series, part 3:  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 »

SNAICC starts search for new Indigenous CEO

As the national peak body representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, SNAICC National Voice for Our Children has a proud 40-year track record working with Indigenous communities, NGOs, government agencies and service providers to improve the safety, development and wellbeing of our children. In 2018, SNAICC is hoping to build on… Read more »

NGO Recruitment opens Asia Pacific office

NGO Recruitment has opened an Asia Pacific office based in Tokyo, Japan, with senior NGO Recruitment consultant Damian Penston relocating from Sydney to head up the new office. Damian will spend time visiting and working with clients across the region. “As a major recruitment partner for the NGO sector in Asia Pacific, we’re already highly… Read more »

Interview Series, part 2: We talk fundraising with Claudia Steiner, Little Wings

Little Wings is a small not-for-profit with a huge heart. Based in Bankstown Airport in Sydney, the charity provides flights and transport services to regional children needing medical treatment across the Sydney and Newcastle hospital networks. Business development professional, Claudia Steiner, joined Little Wings in September last year from the corporate sector. And she hasn’t… Read more »

Welcome Anna Skeels! New senior executive search consultant joins Melbourne team

Please extend a warm welcome to Anna Skeels, our new senior executive search consultant based in Melbourne, who’ll be helping us to expand our executive and board level recruitment services in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. Anna has over 20 years’ international recruitment experience having worked for leading brands such as Talent2 and Michael Page,… 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 »

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 »