Congratulations David Conway for your new role with Alan Clayton and Associates!

Congratulations David Conway for your new role with Alan Clayton and Associates!

DUCI recruitment

Daryl Upsall Consulting International would like to congratulate David Conway on his new role with Alan Clayton and Associates. This is what Alan Clayton and Associates and David had to say about working with us:

DUCI was an extremely valuable partner in our search for new consultants. Our interest was always looked after, and we felt that all candidates were given excellent service. DUCI acted with tact and efficiency throughout, and we are very happy with the result.”

Alan Clayton and Associates

Overall delighted with the service I was provided with by Daryl Upsall Consulting International, and in particular Zoe (Oldham), end to end the process was seamless and the service was attentive and informative at all times. Couldn’t be happier that Zoe and Daryl Upsall Consulting International helped me land a great role with Alan Clayton. Thank you.

David Conway Consultant

Pernille Brodahl, new Head of Fundraising and Marketing for Sightsavers Norway

Pernille Brodahl, new Head of Fundraising and Marketing for Sightsavers Norway

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Daryl Upsall Consulting International would like to congratulate Pernille Brodahl on her new role as Head of Fundraising and Marketing for Sightsavers Norway. This is what Sightsavers had to say about working with us (again) :

“I would be happy to recommend Daryl Upsall for recruitment. We have used them twice now, in different countries. The level of service is superb and it makes, what could have been a very difficult process, easy and stress free!” Becki Jupp, Director, Global Individual Giving and Marketing.

And the new Head of Fundraising and Marketing told us the following about how working with us had been:

“I liked the feeling of being guided and encouraged throughout the Whole process. I felt appreciated and supported not only for my skills but also as a person you would like to work with.”  Pernille Brodahl , Head of Marketing and Fundraising, Sightsavers Norway.

Alicia Meulensteen, new Senior Director, Direct Marketing USA for the IRC

Alicia Meulensteen, new Senior Director, Direct Marketing USA for the IRC

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We are thrilled to announce the successful appointment of Alicia Meulensteen as Senior Director, Direct Marketing USA for the International Rescue Committee. Alicia joins to grow the organisation’s monthly giving file and expand its sustainer acquisition programs.

Alicia comes back to the IRC—where she started her non-profit career—with 17 years of multi-channel direct marketing experience, having worked in the interim for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the ASPCA. An industry leader, Alicia serves on the Advisory Council of the DMA Non-profit Federation and is a Founding Member of The Non-profit Alliance.

Congratulations Alicia!

This is what the hiring manager and candidate had to say about working with Daryl Upsall Consulting International:

Zoe (Oldham) is an incredible partner and skilled at building a strong and diverse set group of candidates”. Michel Burlingame, Vice President of Marketing, International Rescue Committee.

I have worked with many recruiters over the years, as an applicant and as a hiring manager. This was my first experience with DUCI and it was an incredibly positive one. They were responsive, transparent, and seemed invested in finding the right match for both applicant and organization”. Alicia Meulensteen, new Senior Director, Direct Marketing USA for the International Rescue Committee.

 

Our Jobs Board at the IFC, at full capacity!

Our Jobs Board at the IFC, at full capacity!

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If you are now in the International Fundraising Congress (IFC, from 16th to 19th October) and you are looking for a new professional challenge, you can not miss the IFC Jobs Board sponsored by Daryl Upsall Consulting International with positions from all over the world. Each job is also featured on the “virtual jobs board” on the IFC 2018 app.

And if you would like free advice on how we can help you with your recruitment needs then please get in touch with our International Consultant Zoe Oldham who is on hand to discuss how we can help you find the talent you need to help your organisation grow.

 

Join us at the IFC 2018: Together we can

Join us at the IFC 2018: Together we can

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Join Emily Bracken, Zoe Oldham, Clare Garey and Daryl Upsall at the International Fundraising Congress #IFCHolland in The Netherlands from 16-19 October 2018.

With around 1,000 delegates from 65+ countries expect countless conversations, new connections and exciting calls to action with people who recognize the value of a global outlook and are passionate about sharing, elevating and strengthening our sector.

See Emily Bracken speaking with Phil Woollam on “Data-driven decision making: The Fundamental Key to Growth.”  With robust, evidence-based reporting that is appropriate for different internal and external audiences, you can increase the confidence of budget holders, management and collaborating teams in the quality of your fundraising spending and programme management.

If you would like free advice on how we can help you with your recruitment needs then please get in touch with our International Consultant Zoe Oldham who will be on hand to discuss how we can help you find the talent you need to help your organisation grow.

Also check out the IFC Jobs Board sponsored by Daryl Upsall Consulting International, located in the Marketplace and in the main foyer at the hotel. Each position will also feature on the “virtual jobs board” on the IFC 2018 app.

The final countdown to has begun! Only 1 week to go and we can’t wait!

This is what The Womanity Foundation and their new hire say about us

This is what The Womanity Foundation and their new hire say about us

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Congratulations to The Womanity Foundation on the appointment of their new Head of Communications Angie Windle!

“DUCI provided a thorough, seemless recruitment process that was perfectly structured and tailored to our needs. They have a strong network of candidates and provided valuable insights through the recruitment. Thank you for your support!” Rafia Qureshi, Executive Director

“My experience with DUCI was very positive. My consultant Zoe was both professional and supportive and I felt well looked after throughout the process. Zoe took the time to understand my needs, answer any questions I had and constantly provided me with relevant information at every stage of the recruitment process. I’d certainly recommend working with DUCI in the future.” Angie Windle, Head of Communications

Our Career Development Service rocks!

Our Career Development Service rocks!

DUCI recruitment

Here is the opinion of a happy user of  DUCI’s Career Development Service:

“Working on my CV and LinkedIn profile with Zoe (Oldham) was a great experience. What was refreshing was that she first investigated my personality, my motivation and my career history in that order. From there, she worked within the framework of what I was looking for to best shape my CV, always staying true to the authentic way in which I wanted to present myself. Where I had initially anticipated a one-way critique of my profile, it instead became a highly iterative process, where Zoe and I liaised and tweaked until we were both happy with my CV. Her knowledge of the industry was second to none. Zoe was personable and great to chat with. I would recommend Zoe’s services to anyone.” 

For more information and prices on our Career Development Service please please click here or email zoeoldham@darylupsall.com

Our Jobs Board at full capacity!

Our Jobs Board at full capacity!

DUCI recruitment

Daryl Upsall Consulting International is delighted to be sponsoring the Jobs Board at the largest gathering of professional fundraising in Europe, namely the UK National Fundraising Convention. 

The conference is attended by Chief Executive, Daryl Upsall and Clare Garey Business Development Director at Daryl Upsall & Associates. If you are joining this wonderful event be sure to check out the Jobs Board and come and meet us. To set up a meeting please email us info@darylupsall.com or message us via the conference app.

 

Join us at the UK National Fundraising Convention, Barbican, London 2-4 July 2018!

Join us at the UK National Fundraising Convention, Barbican, London 2-4 July 2018!

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This year Daryl Upsall Consulting International is delighted to be sponsoring the Jobs Board at the largest gathering of professional fundraising in Europe, namely the UK National Fundraising Convention.

The conference will be attended by Chief Executive, Daryl Upsall and Clare Garey Business Development Director at Daryl Upsall & Associates.

If you will be joining this wonderful event be sure to check out the Jobs Board and come and meet us. To set up a meeting please email us info@darylupsall.com or message us via the conference app.

On Thursday, later that week Daryl Upsall will be attending the International Fundraising Summit, a gathering of the CEOs of the various national fundraising associations from around the world or their delegated representatives. This year’s Summit is being organised by the UK Institute of Fundraising and hosted by the British Red Cross.

Among the items on the agenda will be the formal signing and launch of revised International Statement of Ethical Principles in Fundraising completing an international updating process that began in the International Fundraising Summit at AFP International Conference in San Francisco in 2017. Daryl Upsall will be officially representing the Spanish Fundraising Association (AEFR) at this year’s Summit.

How to Write Like a Nonprofit Genius and Motivate People to Join Your Cause 📣

How to Write Like a Nonprofit Genius and Motivate People to Join Your Cause 📣

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I think you’ll enjoy this piece – especially if you’re a former (or current) teacher. It shows how far the theoretical disciplines we learn in school can be from the real disciplines we tackle on the job.

As someone who loves the written word this short blog resonates with me. Enjoy!

Cheers

Daryl

Join Jeff and Daryl in conversation and ask them the tough fundraising and communications questions as a free Moceanic Webinar on 27 June https://goo.gl/NMeKrD

HOW TO WRITE LIKE A NONPROFIT GENIUS AND MOTIVATE PEOPLE TO JOIN YOUR CAUSE

By Jeff Brooks

Once upon a time, I was an English teacher. A guardian and promoter of our written language in its formal academic form.

Please accept my apology for the damage I did during those years.

I worked hard to teach my students specific rules about academic writing. At the time, it seemed like an uphill battle, even a hopeless cause. But some students were paying attention. Who knew?

Some of them are out in the world now, zealously enforcing the rules their college English teachers gave them.

A surprising number of those students who paid attention now work at nonprofit organizations. And they’re repeating the things I used to say.

The problem is most of those rules I taught don’t belong in fundraising. They are about as relevant and useful outside of academia as knowing how to dance the quadrille would be on a battlefield.

These former students are telling me things like this:

  • I shouldn’t use informal language.
  • My sentence fragments are sloppy.
  • My colloquial grammar an abomination.
  • Less repetitive.
  • More concise.
  • Smoother transitions.
  • Longer paragraphs, each starting with a topic sentence.

They believe my fundraising is defective if I start a sentence with a conjunction, split an infinitive, or use a cliché. Some of them even take their red pens to contractions. (Honest — I never told anyone to avoid contractions!)

Call it karma.

I’m just getting served up what I dished out.

The trouble is, effective fundraising writing rarely follows the rules we learned in English class. It has a specific obligation to motivate donors to give. And that means a different set of rules.

I’m not suggesting we forget everything English teachers said. They taught us how to write with vigor and precision. They showed us how using language helps marshal our thoughts. And they made us believe in revising our work.

But if your job is fundraising, your goal isn’t to please a teacher. It’s to get people to look past their self-interest, to tap into their inner angels and join you in changing the world. That’s a tall order. It’s much trickier than pulling down an A in English Lit. And it requires a different approach to writing.

I’m grateful for the education I got at university. But it’s just as important to un-learn those things that lead you away from success as it is to get educated in the first place.

Here’s to smart un-learning.  And better fundraising!

Jeff Brooks is a Fundraisingologist at Moceanic. He has been serving non-profit organisations for nearly 30 years. A frequent speaker at fundraising conferences, he blogs at moceanic.com and at futurefundraisingnow.com, and is the author of three books, most recently How to Turn Your Words into Money.