Wendy Wilsker

Wendy Wilsker is the Managing Partner at Boyden, a global leader in executive search and talent advisory services with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries.

Wendy has nearly 30 years of experience as a frontline fundraiser, not-for-profit manager, and executive recruiter. Through her, Boyden is expanding its Boston office to have a significant footprint in the social impact sector across the U.S.

The company is looking to focus on advancement and C-suite roles for not-for-profit organizations. These include universities, hospitals, and medical centers as well as cultural, religious, and social services.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Why Wendy Wilsker is helping not-for-profit organizations with executive search
  • How has recruiting and retention changed in the not-for-profit sector over the last 30 years—and what’s remained the same?
  • What nonprofits can do to reduce turnover
  • Understanding the culture of your organization to help retention
  • Hiring to fit your culture and mission
  • How to assess a candidate’s relationship IQ
  • The value of working with an executive search firm
  • How an organization’s reputation may impact your hiring process
  • The top three things to do to keep your team engaged

In this episode…

Not-for-profit organizations struggle to find candidates that fit their culture and mission. Even when they recruit, they find it twice as hard to retain their high-performing teams, ultimately impacting their donor relationships. What should organizations do to recruit and retain their best employees that fit their culture and mission?

According to Wendy Wilsker, your organization’s reputation and mission are critical parts of the recruiting process. And when you do recruit, it’s vital to give your team access to senior leadership, opportunities to take on new projects, and expressing appreciation. What else can you do?

Listen to this episode of the Philanthropy212 Podcast with Penny Cowden where she discusses building and retaining high-performing teams with Wendy Wilsker, Managing Partner of Boyden. They talk about recruiting for culture, what you can do to engage employees, and how to reduce turnover. Stay tuned to find out all this and more!

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Sponsor for this episode…

This episode is brought to you by Philanthropy212, a fundraising consulting company focused on helping not-for-profit organizations build sustainable practices and programs that raise more than just money.

Philanthropy212’s founder, Penny Cowden, has 25 years of experience in the industry and has helped raise more than $100 million for non-profits such as PeaceHealth, Sisters of Charity, Inova Health System, Banner Health System, and Sun Health.