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Fundraising and development recruitment is becoming more and more competitive, as fundraising plays an increasingly significant role in all not-for-profit organisations. Many acknowledge that statutory funding across the charity, higher education and cultural sectors will decline over coming years putting additional pressure on the requirement to significantly increase voluntary income.
As a result, fundraising is becoming increasingly sophisticated and fundraising recruitment at the highest level is getting more difficult. With considerable upward pressure on salaries and a growing appetite to consider individuals with transferable skills from the commercial sector, professional fundraising and development recruitment is in demand. Larger organisations are increasingly looking overseas, specifically to North America, for talented fundraisers.
Odgers Berndtson is one of the leading non profit executive search firms in the UK. We were the first firm to create a dedicated development and fundraising executive search practice three years ago. We are regularly involved in finding the highest calibre development professionals for a range of not-for-profit organisations across the charity, higher education and arts and cultural sectors.
Odgers Berndtson has more experience in this sector than most other non profit executive search firms. We are regularly asked to identify senior fundraising professionals i.e. Development Board members. Where international reach is required we are able to supplement our significant international market knowledge with local insight from our specialist fundraising executive search colleagues in North America. In such a challenging market, we believe specialist market knowledge is essential. This combined with our commitment to invest the time and energy to develop a deep understanding of our client organisations ensures our success rate in fundraising recruitment is second to none.
In addition, our Interim Management and Select practices enable us to source talent for temporary leadership requirements and middle management positions. Our assessment team also offers a wide range of assessment solutions.
To find out more about our fundraising and development recruitment capability please contact Samantha Colt or call +44 20 7529 6357.