How we work with you
We work with a variety of not-for-profit organisations from large to small, covering traditional charities, higher education and arts organisations. We recruit across all income streams, innovation and digital marketing roles and varying levels of seniority, from Assistant to Director.
We are passionate about the charitable sector and we only work with not-for-profit organisations. So whether you are searching for a new corporate fundraiser, innovation lead, major donor fundraiser, digital executive, trust fundraiser, direct marketing executive, community manager or events fundraiser we are best placed to help you find great fundraising candidates.
We pride ourselves on a consistent, high quality service which follows the format below. Our main aim is to minimise the amount of time you have to spend distracted by recruitment, so we will only provide you with the best candidates available.
We don’t work with candidates who cancel their meeting with us more than twice or who consistently miss the deadlines we give them so you can be assured that when you work with us you are getting reliable, organised candidates.
Before we work on your vacancy we like to meet with you to take a detailed job brief and see the offices. This allows us to better promote the role and culture to fundraisers.
We utilise many platforms and groups to help find the right fundraiser for you. This includes our use of LinkedIn Recruiter, job boards, our database and referrals from our network of fundraisers.
Before we even meet with fundraisers we establish their experience and commitment to their job search on the phone. If we don’t believe they are suitable or reliable we won’t meet with them.
After the meeting we will ask candidates to prepare a supporting statement tailored for your role. Again at this stage we shortlist their suitability, if we believe the statement is too generic or doesn’t feature enough competency based examples we won’t submit.
After we have met with the candidate and believe their supporting statement and CV are suitable we will submit them with a detailed write up including their salary requirement, motivation for looking, career highlights and why we think they are good fit for your team.
When you have decided that you want to hire a fundraiser through us we oversee the offer negotiation. We will be transparent and honest from the beginning about the candidate’s requirement leaving you with a clear path to make the right offer.
“I’ve now recruited a number of great team members through Ashby and am very pleased to have developed a high performing, successful team. Ashby has been a key part of that team development and I’d recommend her to anyone looking for a recruiter that takes the time to understand what you are looking for, goes the extra mile and introduces fantastic candidates.”
Equality and diversity policy
As an organisation recruiting on behalf of the charitable sector we are wholly committed to equal opportunities for all of the people we come into contact with. We believe the charitable sector benefits from having a diverse and inclusive workforce and undertake any action possible to help promote this.
When recruiting for fundraising roles we assess candidates based on their competencies and client requirements, irrespective of gender, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
We pride ourselves on working with organisations and leaders who embrace equal opportunities policies and support them throughout the recruitment process.
When requested we can undertake positive action in our job adverts and produce blind CVs to help mitigate any unconscious bias. Please do contact us for more information or advice.