Services

“While leadership change can be a time of crisis in a not-for-profit, it is also a time of opportunity to take the organisation to the next level. Our services are geared to help boards seize these opportunities”

Our Approach

 

  • Our extensive experience as CEOs and Board Members in the not-for-profit sector has informed our service offering to ensure:

  • Our method is consultative, enabling us to serve as your strategic advisor.

  • We serve as true ambassadors for your cause.

  • Our commitment to client and candidate confidentiality is complete.

  • We understand no two cause-driven organisations are ever the same and shape our relationship with each client differently.

  • Our services are flexible, affordable and can be scalable to fit within a specific budget.

OUR SERVICE MENU

LEVEL ONE – COMPLIMENTARY ASSISTANCE


Before your organisation commits to a considerable investment in searching for a senior executive, take advantage our FREE services to help you find a purpose-aligned, highly effective leader for your organisation, including:

FREE RECRUITMENT STRATEGY CONSULTATION


This confidential call is for Board Members, CEOs and other Executives who may be responsible for senior executive recruitment in your organisation. During the call we will discuss your leadership search requirements and planned approach to find, attract and evaluate a strong group of candidates for your vacancy. We will share our deep sector knowledge at CEO/Senior Exec level and advice on what it will take to find, attract and retain the right person for your organisation.




FREE JOB VACANCY POSTING


If you intend to advertise the position on open Job Boards, we are happy to list the position on our Web Site as well.




FREE ALERTS TO CAUSE LEADERSHIP COMMUNITY MEMBERS


The Cause Leadership Community is unique to Cause & Effective. The Community consists of a rapidly growing number of experienced and emerging leaders. The majority of Community Members are not actively searching for a new role. However, they have shared with us what it would take to be attracted to another position. Community Members have 48 hours to respond to a Search Alert so you could be talking to your ideal candidate without spending a $ on the recruitment.




FREE CANDIDATE REFERRAL


All applications generated via our website Job Board and Cause Leadership Community alerts will be forwarded to your nominated mail box – no fee involved.





LEVEL TWO – RECRUITMENT LITE

 

STRATEGIC REVIEW


You will know what kind of leader your organisation needs after you know where the organisation is going. And the more perspectives you seek – staff, departing executive, clients, funding bodies and other stake holders – the better your map. We help you draw this information together to understand the future strategic directions for the role.




DEVELOP CANDIDATE PROFILE


With the strategic directions identified we review current position description for scope and relevance and, if necessary, draft a new description which reflects your organisations present and anticipated needs, priorities and challenges.




ADVERTISE POSITION


A job advertisement is crafted and publicised the position on agreed job boards. We also highlight your position through our website and social media platforms.




PROACTIVELY SEARCH


We don’t sit back and simply wait for people to respond to posts on Job Boards but proactively connect with a diverse selection of top talent. Over 70% of your potential candidate pool are not actively looking for a new role now which is why we work to find the unseen, reach the difficult to reach and connect with the uninterested.




MANAGE CANDIDATE ENQUIRIES


Cause & Effective is known for our empathy with and respect for candidates. We have all been candidates for senior roles at one time or another and appreciate the immense frustration of experiencing silence after applying. We make sure every candidate is made aware of their changing status in the search process as soon as possible. Also, we strive to become great brand ambassadors for your cause in the community and commit to attending to enquiries from potential candidates with integrity, honesty and promptness.




SCREEN CANDIDATES


Screening interviews are conducted with the strongest candidates and behavioural assessments may be conducted on the final candidates to assess the strengths and perspectives they bring to the position.




PRESENT PREFERRED CANDIDATES


Preferred shortlisted candidates are presented to your Selection Committee for final interview and discernment.





LEVEL THREE – LEADERSHIP TRANSITION MODEL

Our Leadership Transition Model combines organisational review, capacity-building and organisational development with executive search to ensure that your organisation is well positioned for long-term success.

We facilitate a customised process that reduces risks and maximizes the potential for a positive transformational outcome. This approach encompasses four identifiable phases:
 

DISCOVERY


From the outset we take a deep dive into your organisation. The more insights you can give us the better. We want to learn as much as we can about you, your Board, organisational culture, management style, leadership team, internal capability, portfolio of programs and current challenges.




PIVOT


Armed with the knowledge gained through the Discovery phase, we assist you to prepare the organisation to take advantage of the remarkable opportunity it has to plan the next stage of its development. Mission and goals are revisited and restated and an objective assessment of the organisation’s key strengths and vulnerabilities is conducted. A determination is made in this phase of the type of leadership that will take the organisation where it wishes to go.




QUEST


This phase involves the execution of the recruitment process to identify, attract, screen and select a new leader – that special person who fits the experience, skill, attitudinal and values profile we have identified as being critical in taking the organisation to the next level.




FLOURISH


We help position the organisation for success with on-boarding support for the new leader and the board. To ensure a good beginning clear goals and agreed evaluation processes are established. The result is a future focused relationship between a Senior Executive who perfectly fits the current and future leadership needs of the organisation and a board and staff who are eager to work with their new leader.





LEVEL FOUR – THE JANUS PROGRAM

JANUS is our signature service offering for the successful recruitment of a purpose aligned, high performing new CEO.

The Program follows the same 4 phases of our Level Three Leadership Transition Model with one significant difference – an experienced Interim CEO is placed in your organisation during that critical time between the exit of the previous CEO and the on-boarding of that person’s permanent successor. We believe this to be the optimal approach as it provides an organisation experiencing a leadership transition with a host of advantages not provided by traditional CEO recruitment models. These include:

OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR ORGANISATION TO TAKE A BREATH


The exit of a CEO, for whatever reason, can be stressful and time consuming. By placing the organisation in the safe hands of an experienced Not-for-Profit CEO there is no need to hastily go to market find a new Chief Executive. It also affords the Board, Staff and key stakeholders the time to reflect and take stock.




PROMOTES TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE


The goal of the Janus Program is to seize the opportunities presented by a senior executive departure to promote greater mission impact. To this end, the process encourages an examination of the transformational changes an agency might take to enhance program outcomes. This is in stark contrast with the traditional transactional recruitment approach - a CEO departs, and the Board goes through a set of steps to put a new leader in that chair.




PROVIDES CLEAN AIR FOR NEW CEO


No matter the organisation, invariably there are unresolved issue left when a CEO departs. Seemingly minor matters can evolve into major concerns if left unattended for a few months. A highly experienced Interim CEO can swiftly and expertly identify, assess and address people, system and program issues. This allows a new CEO to be future focused and not be distracted attempting to resolve systemic problems.




MAXIMISES NEW EXECUTIVE’S CHANCES OF SUCCESS


The Janus Program presents processes an organisation can use to ease the new executive into their job and establish a strong foundation from which the person and the organisation can move forward and thrive. These include creating an orientation plan, setting appropriate performance goals and evaluation procedures for the new CEO and building the new Board and Executive team.




SENDS A POSITIVE MESSAGE TO POTENTIAL CANDIDATES


Strong candidates constantly give our Janus Program an emphatic tick. It indicates to them that the Board is future focused, is searching for new ways to create even more impact and is committed to providing a solid foundation from which the new leader can take the organisation forward to the next level. This is music to ears of top-quality candidates.





OUR FEES

The last thing we want is for our fees to present a barrier to any cause-driven organisation finding and attracting an outstanding new leader. To this end we have structured our own internal systems and processes, as well as, financial ambitions to arrive at a pricing strategy that is modest, refreshing, transparent, flexible and provides great value for money.