How we work with you
We work with a variety of not-for-profit organisations from large to small, covering traditional charities, higher education, arts, membership and professional bodies. We recruit across all income streams and fundraising operations roles including innovation, data, supporter care and prospect research. We also cover office operations, grant management, project management and membership roles across varying levels of seniority, from Assistant to Director.
We are passionate about the charity and not for profit sector. So, whether you are searching for a new membership manager, innovation lead, major donor fundraiser, digital executive, trust fundraiser, direct marketing executive, data manager or executive assistant we are best placed to help you find talented 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.
We are passionate about supporting our sector to improve equality, diversity and inclusion and have taken the decision to submit all candidates anonymously, we will provide all CV’s and supporting statements this way.
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.
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 have pledged to do the following to increase equal opportunities:
- We will challenge unnecessary requirements on your JDs that will prevent sections of society from applying for roles
- We will only be submitting anonymised CVs in the future, removing anything highlighting protected characteristics
- We will ask you what your organisation and the role needs, and submit people who we know are capable of doing the job based on their skills and experience
- We commit to annual events on inclusion in the sector to ensure best practice is shared
This is our pledge and I ask our charity clients, candidates and fellow recruitment agencies supporting the charity sector to join us and do the same and help improve equal opportunities across the sector.