Non-Profits

Perrett Laver is one of the leading executive search firms working towards a better society through our Global Non-Profit sectors. We believe passionately in the wider transformative benefits and value that organisations within these sectors bring.  We are deeply committed to advising organisations that promote change and demonstrate impact in these areas.

 

Our vision is to identify and engage with inspiring global leaders today who will lead on tackling the grand challenges of tomorrow. By attracting and retaining the best talent, organisations are able to have more impact, value for investment, and foster an organisational culture and set of behaviours which result in a more vibrant organisational dynamic.

Our clients are addressing some of the biggest challenges of the world today through humanitarian aid, advocacy and longer term development.  This is done through research, policy work, environmental and sustainability, education, social care, development finance and impact investment, as well as philanthropy and grant making. We have deep relationships in the sector coupled with significant expertise in order to identify leaders who can move things forward on a global and often cross-sectoral basis.

How We Think

Global Development and Sustainability Brochure

Global Development and Sustainability Brochure

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Charities and the Non-Profit Sector Brochure

Charities and the Non-Profit Sector Brochure

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Where We Can Help

INGOs

Perrett Laver is the leading executive search firm serving the INGO sector. We have significant expertise in working to identify leaders who can move on a global (commonly South-North, South-South) and often cross-sectoral basis and have been privileged to work with many of the leading and innovative organisations working across the sector on both non-executive and executive level roles.

Domestic Non Profits

We also focus on domestic non-profit sectors around the globe and our experience and expertise in these span the full gamut of senior management team portfolios alongside Chair, Trustee, and Chief Executive-level appointments for small, entrepreneurial, founder-led organisations to the largest charitable funders. In the UK, for example, we have worked with around one third of the top 154 charity brands to date.

Foundations

Perrett Laver has significant experience in advising philanthropic organizations whose desire is to promote the well-being of others as expressed financially through the generation donation of individuals, communities and corporations. These organizations are promoting ideas, events or actions that aspire to create conditions for people to thrive or underserved causes to be address.

Environment and Sustainability

The sustainability spectrum is broad and Perrett Laver has covered a number of roles across the sector. This spectrum covers organizations like, Green Climate Fund as the funding instrument for the UN Framework on the Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Environmental Defense Fund who are working on sustainability issues that protect the indigenous communities' way of life, WorldFish on sustainable food security, to Greenpeace International who is campaigning on the negative effects of global environmental and climate change on society.

We also have been involved in the leadership of environmental and climate think-tanks through the public private partnership organization entitled, Climate-KIC (knowledge information centre). We also have worked in the ESG standards for the private sector to show compliance with sustainability standards through our work with the Global Reporting Initiative.

Impact Investment and Social Enterprise

The flows of capital have changed the way the world does and seeks to do business. Through a social conscious awakening of responsible investing, investors are creating more demand for investments with a "triple bottom-line" including social, environmental and financial returns. These investments are not new but have recently been coined with the term, impact investing.

Perrett Laver has been on the ground floor in advising organizations including Big Society Capital, Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), VisionFund International, Oikocredit Coop and Gary Community Investments in their pivotal roles as the field of impact investing and social enterprise grows.

Research and Think Tanks

Perrett Laver has a significant track record of supporting research institutes and think tanks around the world. Our work with think tanks and research institutes covers a full breadth of functions and topics such as social policy, economics, international development, environment and sustainability, technology, and culture.

Through all our work with this sector, including senior appointments for IDS, ODI, APHRC and WorldFish, we have highlighted the importance of combining both technical expertise and academic credibility with strategic leadership. Of great importance is the ability to sustain and grow these organisations in an incredibly challenging funding and policy environment.

Campaigning Organisations

Perrett Laver is recognised for our deep experience advising campaigning, policy and advocacy organisations, supporting them to identify inspiring leaders who will bring about change, increase citizen agency and tackle some of the biggest challenges of the world today.

We have worked with grass roots organisations, global memberships, politics and the media across human rights, democracy and governance, housing, the environment and education. In addition we have worked on a number of policy, advocacy and campaigning roles within larger organisations such as MoveOn.org, 350.org, Oxfam, ActionAid, Care and Amnesty International.

Government and International Institutions

Perrett Laver has a substantial track record of advising Government and International Institutions. During a time of increased demand for efficiencies and increased pressure on economies and infrastructure, we understand the need for exceptional leadership that combines emotional intelligence, operational capacity and strategic vision.

We are experienced in providing advisory and search support for core government departments, non-departmental public bodies and associated organisations, as well as organisations with an international membership, scope, or presence.

Who To Talk To

Arabella Chichester
Arabella Chichester
Partner
EMEA
Nicole Kamaleson
Nicole Kamaleson
Partner
Americas
Janelle Entwistle
Janelle Entwistle
Partner
Asia Pacific
Sophia Copeman
Sophia Copeman
Partner
EMEA
Jill Cloke
Jill Cloke
Partner
EMEA
Susie Hargreaves
Susie Hargreaves
Senior Consultant
EMEA
Natasha Zoltie
Natasha Zoltie
Consultant
EMEA
Jordan Williams
Jordan Williams
Consultant
Americas
Siobhan Doherty
Siobhan Doherty
Consultant
EMEA

Recent Global Non-Profit Practice Clients

Recent Non-Profit Appointments