“As a start-up charity in Australia, NGO Recruitment has been fundamental in building our presence here in the last few years. We have assembled an extremely dedicated and experienced team delivering excellence in all of our key business areas. And I could not have achieved this without the support of NGO Recruitment.

The consultants have been able to tap into the right channels to find the right people – people who are really passionate about the work we do and who are also highly skilled to drive our organisation forward. The NGO Recruitment consultants truly are the experts of the not-for-profit recruitment world and we are very happy with what they have achieved for us. ”

Jeroen van Kernebeek, Country Director, Four Paws Australia


“When we engaged NGO Recruitment to help search for a new CEO, we were aware of the challenges of scoping across a relatively small niche of potential applicants. But the team’s creative and positive approach to the recruitment process ultimately produced a great outcome.

Our consultant constructed a thorough candidate profile which she adhered to during the entire search process. This also allowed her to investigate and present candidates with considerable skills but who were not necessarily fully aligned with the position.

I genuinely appreciated the excellent level of interaction and communication NGO Recruitment provided throughout the recruitment process and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”

Madeleine Faught, acting’ CEO and Chair of Rainforest Rescue


“Hi Winnie, thank you for the email. Life at Hume is great, absolutely loving the organisation and my role. Honestly the best decision I ever made, my boss is great and the working environment is fantastic. Thank you again for your help in securing this role, it has been a nice breath of fresh air for myself and my family.”

Maree Ross, Executive Assistant, Hume Community Housing, Western Sydney

“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

“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

“NGO Recruitment brings a lot of wisdom, value and strength to our recruitment with their focus on the not-for-profit sector and the way they engage and communicate throughout the recruitment process. Their coaching, feedback and personal approach with candidates is extremely helpful. The team exceeds expectations and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”

Steven Smith, Territorial Director of Strategic Change, The Salvation Army

“Wonderful business and great personal approach.”  

Dave Rose, CEO, HeartKids Australia

“NGO Recruitment did a great job in helping us recruit for a short term assignment in Indonesia recently. The turnaround was fast, with a shortlist of high quality candidates, and we were delighted with the final outcome.”  

Joanna Tuckwell, World Animal Protection, Asia Pacific

“NGO recruitment was selected due to their deep expertise in fundraising and proven capacity to tap into diverse local and international talent pools. Working with Damian has been a pleasure: his patience, warmth and culturally sensitive approach have been a real asset recruiting here in Asia.  He has robust networks and clearly builds strong relationships with all candidates. He takes a methodical approach but is also flexible enough to adapt strategies quickly as you invariably come up against challenges recruiting these niche fundraising or specialist NGO roles.

Unlike other recruiters I have worked with, he never compromises on quality and only puts forward strong candidates to ensure the organisation is making the best use of it’s hiring manager’s time. “

Luke Heffernan, Director of Marketing and Fundraising, WWF Singapore

“NGO Recruitment supported the Community Options Australia Board when searching for a new CEO in late 2015. The process was well managed and the calibre of candidates put forward for interview exceeded our expectations. We were fortunate to secure the services of a high calibre individual who has since led and evolved the organisation to be a leader in its field. I have no hesitation in recommending NGO Recruitment.”

Monique Cardon, Chair, Community Options Australia

“NGO Recruitment found us the right person for a particularly challenging executive level role. The consultants pulled together a quality list of candidates and were at all times fair, transparent and honest in their communication and processes. We’re very happy with the result.” 

Andrew Gow, Director, Strategy & Performance, COORDINARE

“NGO Recruitment knows the not-for-profit sector inside out and goes beyond the call of duty to find good candidates. Communication is excellent and the consultants provide valuable advice throughout the process. We’ve built a great relationship with the team and would recommend NGO Recruitment to any not-for-profit looking to recruit.”

Jeroen van Kernebeek, Managing Director, Four Paws 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

“With NGO Recruitment’s help I 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 Blackman, General Manager, Sustainability & Public Relations, Lifeline Australia

“Emma is outstanding and highly professional. She coached me so well before my interview, which helped with my confidence and in my planning and preparation. She also provided me with the best feedback after the interview. Emma’s intelligence and warmth is 100% genuine and this makes her so comfortable to work with. I believe that NGO can open doors for me that I do not know exist.”

Jo Fairbairn, Candidate, Melbourne

“I would just like to thank you Ruth for all your work and support over the last couple of years. You’ve been nothing short of wonderful in finding me some excellent roles and for your kind support. I hope to stay in touch with you and wish you all the best for the rest of the year.”

Katrina, Candidate, Sydney

“Thank you so much Winnie – and thanks again for everything, you have been so wonderful.”

Candidate, Sydney

“Hi Ruth, Tony, Megan and Denise, are fantastic… a wonderful result.”

Angelena Fixter, Chief Executive Officer, CRANES

“Hi Winnie, Thank you for the call earlier and for your professionalism, understanding and encouragement throughout this whole recruitment process. Thank you again for the opportunity and your support.”

Candidate, Sydney

“Hi Winnie, the new job has been amazing, everyone has been very warm and welcoming. Thank you so much for all your help and support throughtout this recruitment process, you have made it extremely easy and painfree.”

Candidate, Sydney

“Hi Emma, thank you so  much for your help, I know you had to wade through so many applications to get to the gems you sent us. Great work!”

Jenny Evans, HR and Organisational Development Manager, AEU Victorian Branch

“NGO Recruitment recently helped us recruit a new CEO. We were presented with some very strong candidates which led to a really excellent outcome. The team was great at giving honest feedback on candidates and their suitability for the organisation and role.”

Jayne Blake, Director and Chairperson, HeartKids Australia

“Hi Emma, I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your efforts in the process of securing me employment at VEU. I have found your nature and professionalism all through this process top class, from the moment I spoke to you for initial introduction about the role, all through the process stage, to sending me updates via email.  It was something that made me feel really relaxed about what the client expected.You are one of the few recruiters that actually take into account what’s going on from a jobseekers perspective, keeping people updated at all stages and just being a true and honest person. I really appreciate your help and will recommend you to anyone else looking.Thanks again, Tony”

Toni Villani, Candidate, Melbourne

“Hi David, just wanted to say thanks for seeing me today. Was genuinely enjoyable to meet both yourself and Katherine. I’m really impressed with NGO Recruitment – felt like a breath of fresh air.”

Dom Billings, Candidate, Melbourne

“Georgia is fitting in really well with the team and starting to get her mind around the complexities of EACH! Thanks so much for all your assistance will finding the right person for our CX Coordinator’s role, it was no easy task especially with the timelines so I appreciate that you went above and beyond to find Georgia for us.”

Fiona Berry, Manager Marketing and Communications, EACH

“Dear NGO team, thanks so much for your hard work and support on this project.  I think David is a great fit for Wentworth – we will benefit enormously from his expertise, and we’ll be able to provide him with an interesting and challenging career. Regards, Denise”

Denise Hartman, Executive Manager, People & Culture, Wentworth Community Housing, Sydney

“Hi Joanne, thank you for your excellent work in finding Kate. Apart from seeming absolutely delightful, I think she really has the skills and the intelligence to take on the challenge and make something of the position. I’m looking forward to working with her. Until next time.”

Shauna Wolifson, Funding Development Manager, Diabetes NSW, Sydney

“Thank you very much for your time on Friday – I really appreciated your call and the opportunity to catch up. Richard, I hold you and the NGO team in very high regard, hence why I came to you to start exploring options to step-up my fundraising career in Sydney or Melbourne. I am ready and excited about the next challenge in my career.”

Sommer Davies, Candidate, Sydney

“I just wanted to say thank you for your time on the phone discussing the possibility of hiring a fundraiser for SpinalCure Australia. It was really nice to chat with someone genuinely interested in seeing us make an informed decision, and we will be sure to seek the right advice for the organisation should we decide to proceed. I will also be sure to recommend getting in touch with NGO to discuss recruitment options. Thanks again, and kind regards.”

Kate Retallack, Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator, SpinalCure Australia, Sydney

“Hi Richard, I just wanted to pass on some positive feedback on one of your team members. Our HR officer needed to find a temp to assist in our fund raising area for a couple of weeks. She initially approached another agency that was used before however after some mucking around, they were well, unhelpful and it was suggested to try NGO Recruitment, which she did. She liaised with Ruth Connelly whom she found to be very helpful and was able to have some CV’s to review in next to no time and the person selected has been great as well. So from my end, I just wanted to pass on the positive feedback as most times this feedback is not passed on just the complaints and its just plain wrong. On behalf of HR, thank you for the wonderful service Ruth provided to us!!”

Maria Voukenas, Human Resources Manager, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney

“Hi Richard, All is well and thanks for checking in.  I am really impressed with the way your company works with both employers and the staff you recruit.”

Tracey Gleeson, General Manager - Client Services, Northcott, Sydney

“Thank you for taking the time to review my application. I want you to know that I am impressed by how personable and professional your organization is. I can imagine that you see many applicants and the courtesies you have given from a job seekers perspective is very much appreciated.  I would be interested in working with you in the future if another position became available that fit my skills and abilities. Thanks again.”

Kelly Gibbs, Candidate, Sydney

“I have partnered with NGO Recruitment for nearly 10 years in the recruitment of senior Fundraising staff for not for profits organisations. It is my experience that NGO Recruitment have always been able to deliver on the recruitment brief. I worked with Wendy for the first time in March 2015, when I asked NGO Recruitment to recruit a Fundraising Manager for a new client of 2grow. Wendy provided a very effective and efficient recruitment process for me. Her communication customer skills are exceptional. At all times I felt informed and up to date on the progress of our recruitment campaign for a new fundraising manager. All commitments made by Wendy were met and additional requests by me during the recruitment process were met with a response of “we can do that”. Based on my experience I fully recommend Wendy to provide a successful and professional recruitment process.”

Darryl Whatmough, Director, 2grow Fundraising, Victoria

Wendy Lown stands apart from other recruiters I have dealt with. Wendy has impressed me with her communication skills, her professionalism and her reliability. She always got back to me when she said she would and was honest and accurate in her feedback. Wendy respects and values candidates and appreciates that today’s candidates may become tomorrow’s clients.  It is clear that Wendy invests her time and effort into familiarizing herself with an organisation and carefully matches the needs of a role with the skills and attributes of the candidate.  I would use Wendy’s services again and would highly recommend her to others.”

Alison Boughey, Executive Officer, Positive Women Victoria

“Richard provides no nonsense, practical and pragmatic advice on a range of issues impacting NFP’s. He is insightful, clear and decisive. I look to him for advice on a regular basis in my capacity as a member of the board.”

Terry Nagle, HR & Accounts Manager, Porchlight Brand Management

“I got Richard & his team from NGO Recruitment to fill all of the senior positions at our organisation because they understood our unique needs, worked hard to get a bigger field than we could ever get ourselves, and never stopped until we had the right person.”

Stevie Clayton, Managing Director, Think Change

“Richard is an expert in recruiting for the not for profit sector. He has repeatedly helped us to source high quality candidates for key internal positions. A very nice person to work with. Highly recommended.”

Sean Wilson, COO, Workforce Guardian

“I have no hesitations in recommending Richard for any recruitment assignment. He demonstrated such work ethic, integrity and did not stop until he found the perfect Policy and Communications Manager for our organisation. I hope to have the opportunity to work with him again.”

Jon Bisset, General Manager, Community Broadcasting Association of Australia

“Richard has used his background in fundraising for not-for-profits to create in Australia a truly professional service for employers and job-seekers in the voluntary sector; I frequently recommend his services to my clients in the sector.”

Charlotte Grimshaw, Fundraising and Philanthropy professional