Not For Profit

Inspiring integrity through clarity of purpose

Not-for-Profit leaders usually face difficult leadership challenges, with personal passions and agendas complicating the definition and alignment of team efforts around a shared organisational purpose.

With dramatic levels of growth in some sectors, a widespread shift to consumer-centric public funding models, and an explosive proliferation in competition for charitable donations and philanthropic funding, not-for-profit leaders need to be articulate, influential, highly ethical and inspirational, with strong fiscal acumen tempered by an understanding of the importance of social equity and diversity.

To succeed, not-for-profit leaders need innovative problem solving skills informed by deep client and sectoral insights, a solid grasp of governance and appreciation for the critical importance of business development and marketing.

Oxfam’s commitment to the values of equity, transparency and accountability are reflected in our recruitment and retention practices. We have used Fisher Leadership on a number of occasions to facilitate successful recruitments, given the firm’s commitment and alignment to a similar set of values.

Dr Helen Szoke

Chief Executive Oxfam Australia

Embarking on a the search for a new CEO, proved very easy with Fisher Leadership. Our CEO selection committee chose Fisher Leadership after a rigorous process supported with clear criteria. Our consultant, Eilish Devine, provided an exemplary level of customer focus, thoroughly iterated the brief and the position description, kept us fully informed and was highly time efficient. Eilish delivered a suite of very high calibre candidates, from a large selection. We are delighted with the result and strongly recommend Fisher Leadership and in particular Eilish Devine, for all recruitment needs.

Rhonda Whitfield

Chair Bayley House

I wanted to thank Kate Wheeler for all her hard work on securing our new CEO. It was a great outcome and we are really pleased. I will certainly recommend Kate to others if they need the name of a consultant, the process was seamless from our end!

Mary Sayers

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Victorian Council of Social Service

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