Recruiting excellence for the nonprofit sector



February 29, 2016

crawfordconnect announces new Vice President

Deborah Legrove, President of crawfordconnect is pleased to welcome Jacqueline Flinker, BA, MA, to the crawfordconnect team as Senior Vice President. In her role, Ms. Flinker provides strategic direction, counsel to organizations with leadership vacancies and drive the overall expansion of crawfordconnect’s client base and services.

Ms. Flinker brings a depth of non-profit/public sector experience spanning three decades. For over a decade, Ms. Flinker held the position of President and CEO of Artsmarketing Services, Inc. (AMS). With 1,000 employees, AMS provided marketing and fundraising services for non-profits throughout Canada, United States and Australia. AMS directly was responsible for generating over $1 billion in subscription, membership, annual fund, endowment, capital and planned giving programs within the cultural, public television, higher education, healthcare, and international development relief sectors. Her vast experience working directly with hundreds of clients will be an asset to our firm.

Ms. Flinker interfaced with some of the largest and most sophisticated organizations throughout North America.  In the arts and culture sector clients included Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, National Ballet of Canada, National Arts Centre, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, San Francisco Ballet, The Cleveland Orchestra, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  In addition, in the healthcare, university and international development relief arena, clients included Mount Sinai Hospital, North York General Hospital, SickKids, Montreal Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Hospital, John Carroll University, Central Washington University, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children, and Plan Canada.

Prior to her CEO role with AMS, she held leadership advancement roles with both cultural organizations and the University of Colorado Foundation. She has held a board position for the Entrepreneurship Center for the College of Music, University of Colorado.

Ms. Flinker received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY), and a Masters in Arts Administration, from Columbia University (New York, NY).


February 4, 2016

Partnership Creates Win for Non-Profit Organizations

Non-Profits Welcome Alliance of Best Practice Professional Search Firm with Prominent Fundraising Consulting Firm

crawfordconnect, a full-service executive search firm that places talent exclusively in the non-profit and charitable sector, has strategically aligned itself with Global Philanthropic, a national Canadian professional fundraising consulting firm. When we are charged with finding the right leader or to enhance a team, it becomes evident our clients are looking for well-rounded leaders to lead their organizations and propel their fundraising results. Our clients often share with us their need for highly strategic fundraising counsel. As a boutique search firm we understand our clients’ cultures and unique needs. By aligning with Global Philanthropic we are able to offer in-depth and robust solutions.

In addition to ensuring that our clients have access to the much-needed talent management and organizational development services, crawfordconnect will work closely with Global Philanthropic to provide expert fundraising advice, products and counsel.

“We are pleased to align ourselves with Global Philanthropic and the opportunity to provide their clients with our search expertise. It’s refreshing to partner with a firm that recognizes the importance of staying focused on their areas of strength in fundraising consulting, while aligning with us to provide experienced search services to their clients.  We wanted to partner with a fundraising consulting firm who shares the same business philosophy as we do – to manage each and every client with honesty, integrity, and a deep commitment to their welfare.”

Deborah Legrove, President, CFRE crawfordconnect

Building on our strong client service, customized approach and support philosophy, crawfordconnect clients will be offered access to winning strategic fundraising solutions.

“Many of our clients are asking us to help them with their recruiting needs, and so this new partnership provides a great solution.  Our alliance with crawfordconnect provides the opportunity for clients to access the expertise of a seasoned and well networked search firm, while maintaining an independent relationship with us.  We believe executive search, like fundraising, is a profession that requires years of experience to become excellent.”

Guy Mallabone, President, Global Philanthropic Inc.

Global Philanthropic and crawfordconnect know the right fundraising partner can make all the difference in the growing non-profit and charitable sector. Our clients are looking for effective and strategic counsel based on their individual situation.

“Combining the strengths of Global Philanthropic to address the need for a national and international reach for best – practice fundraising advice, with our strength in providing the best talent to address the turnover rates in the sector, means that our clients end up the winner.  This strategic alignment, coupled with our ability to understand the complexity of organizations, gives our clients a leg up on building a strong leadership team. With this partnership, our clients have a whole lot more to gain.”

Deborah Legrove, President, CFRE, crawfordconnect

To learn more about our executive search and organizational development services, and our new fundraising consulting alliance, please click here.