Management Recruitment in the Not-for-Profit Sector rises 7% in 2018

Management Recruitment in the Not-for-Profit Sector rises 7% in 2018

  • 398 management level roles were advertised throughout 2018, 7% higher than the 373 roles in 2017
  • In both 2017 and 2018, Social Services, Health and International Development organisations were most active in recruitment. Religious organisations were the least.
  • Service Delivery & Operational Management roles were the most commonly advertised.
  • HR roles were the least advertised positions.

‘The Not-For-Profit Quarterly Recruitment Monitor’, published today by 2into3, has revealed that management recruitment in the not-for-profit sector is up from 2017. In 2018, there were 398 management roles advertised, compared 372 roles advertised in 2017.

The report also found that social services organisations were the most active recruiters in both 2017 and 2018, with organisations in this subsector recruiting 35% and 39% of management roles, respectively. Meanwhile, religious organisations were the least active, accounting for just 1% of the total roles recruited in 2018.

Human Recourse roles were the least advertised function in the not-for-profit sector in 2018. However, the number of advertisements did rise from 12 in 2017 to 17 in 2018. Conversely Service Delivery and Operational Management roles were the most advertised in 2018 accounting for 134 of the 398 roles.

Dennis O’Connor, Director of 2into3 commented:

“Talent acquisition is becoming increasingly challenging for the Not-for-Profit Sector. 2into3’s Quarterly Recruitment Monitor shows where demand is greatest.”

You can view the full copy of the report here.

13% rise in senior-management not-for profit opportunities in Q3 2018

Over the past year, the Irish not-for-profit sector has expanded greatly. As the sector has grown, the need for leadership too has grown. 2into3’s Recruitment Monitor for Q3-2018 showed a 13% increase in the number of management roles advertised for the sector compared to Q3-2017. The full report can be found here.

Of note, there has also been a rise in the total number of positions advertised from Q1-Q3, 2018 (300 roles) in comparison to the number of advertised roles from Q1-Q3, 2017 (269). This represents an increase of 12%.

Recent recruitment assignments completed by 2into3 include:

  • Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association, CEO
  • The Care Trust, Director of Lottery Operations and Marketing
  • St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth – Director of Fundraising and Alumni Relations
  • GOAL – Director of People & Organisation Development
  • Merchants Quay Ireland – Day Services’ Manager
  • Drinkaware – CEO
  • CUH Charity – CEO


Current recruitment assignments include:

  • Clanmil Ireland – Finance & Administration Manager
  • Co-operative Housing Ireland – Head of Finance
  • Temple Street Foundation – Director of Fundraising & Communications
  • GOAL – Director of International Programmes
  • Merchants Quay Ireland – Head of Drugs, Homelessness & Health


2into3 supports not-for-profit organisations’ talent acquisition and retention in a range of ways:

For further information on 2into3’s recruitment services, please contact 2into3’s Director, Dennis O’Connor at 01-234-3184 or Michael Walshat 01-234-3131.

The Annual Irish-Not-For-Profit Sector: Fundraising Report Launches Next Week

Next week 2into3 will hold three events around the country to launch the annual Irish Not-for-Profit Sector: Fundraising Performance Report, supported by The Community Foundation for Ireland. This will be the 8th annual report prepared by 2into3, which provides a detailed view of a representative sample of not-for-profit organisations and insights into their activities and experiences, especially in relation to fundraising.

This is the only report of its kind in Ireland that is freely available to the public. Over the last 8 years the report has proved to be a source of support for organisations when planning to increase their philanthropic income serving as an evidence tool for better fundraising.

The details for the events are as follows:

Dublin Launch Event, Wednesday 24th of October: The Law Society of Ireland, Presidents Hall, Blackhall Place:

• Master of Ceremonies: Deirdre Garvey, CEO, The Wheel
• Report Presentation: Amy Power, Consultant 2into3
• Panelists Include:
• Niall O’Sullivan, Fund Development Adviser, The Community Foundation for Ireland
• Lisa-Nicole Dunne, CEO, Children’s Medical Research Foundation
• Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí, CEO, Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups
• Eamon Sharkey, Global Head of Fundraising and Marketing, Goal
• Dennis O’Connor, Director, 2into3

Galway Roundtable Event, Thursday 25th of October: COPE Galway, Ballybane Industrial Estate, Galway:

• Chair: Sharon Fitzpatrick, Head of Development, COPE Galway

Cork, Friday 26th of October: SHARE Brother Jerome Kelly Day Care Centre, Sheares Street, Cork:


• Chair: Jack Murphy, Chairman of SHARE Student Executive, SHARE Cork

With this report 2into3 aim to stimulate debate, discussion, and reflection, and to motivate civic and private stakeholders to support the efforts of the sector in continuing to enhance fundraising performance.

To register your interest in any of these events please contact Robert White at

Legacies income increases year-on-year for fourth consecutive quarter

The Q2, 2018 report of the Quarterly Fundraising Monitor found that income from Legacies doubled when compared to Q2, 2017. This is the fourth consecutive report to note a significant increase in legacies.

  • Social Services experienced an increase of 21%
  • Health experienced a 21% decrease year-on-year
  • International experienced a fundraising income increase of 1%
  • Arts, Culture, Media fundraising increased by 1%

The Monitor is the only piece of research of its kind in Ireland and currently has 41 subscribing organisations. For not-for-profits to benefit fully from the research organisations need the most up-to-date and relevant information. 2into3, as well as sector leaders, strongly encourage you to join the monitor for the benefit of the sector.

One subscribing organisation believes that “Boards and CEOs have a responsibility to ensure that fundraising investment is making an appropriate return for the organisation to fulfil its mission. Fundraising teams need to be providing comprehensive investment cases supported by strong fundraising data.  Now more than ever we need to be working together to build trust in the sector and I believe this is an important tool for future sustainability.”

To find out more about how leveraging insights from the 2into3 Quarterly Fundraising Monitor can inform an evidence-based approach and help your organisation’s decision making, please contact Darren McMahon, 2into3 Analyst, at or 01 234 3127.