The Not-for-Profit and Charities sectors have changed immeasurably over the past 10 years, where they have sought to bring a more commercial approach to their working practices, to drive operational efficiencies whilst maximizing their reach and influence. Funding has always been an issue over the past decade, due to austerity and with less reliance on traditional funding sources, it is now essential that organisations have a sharper focus on the customer experience.
Attracting the right talent has also always been perceived as a blocker for change, within such sectors from the Arts to Charities, Housing and Historic Institutions and trade bodies; such conventional wisdom is now changing. Today’s candidate base is much more knowledgeable about the opportunities that reside across such sectors and appreciate more the complexity, and often the scale, of such challenges, which can neatly play into their longer-term career plans. Candidates today are less motivated by the financial return, but a more fulfilling role, where their commercial expertise can add value and shape strategy within an organisation that makes the world a better place.
At Dodd Partners we understand this increasingly attractive route and have spent the past 12 years supporting such individuals in their pursuit of a more fulfilling and rewarding career, whilst helping clients better understand the benefits, as well as challenges, that appointing such individuals can bring.