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Why underinvestment in HR leadership is a false economy

Louise Beales, Consultant in our Charities Practice, highlights that investing in the workforce strategy and engagement skills of a Chief People Officer can lead to a significant reduction in costs through improved recruitment and...

Why charities should take a strategic approach to digital

Although digital transformation is sweeping through the third sector, many charities still lack a digital strategy, writes Odgers Interim Consultant, Charities Louise Beales.

We’ve seen how the pandemic had a seismic effect on...

Q&A: Narinder Uppal asks David Burns about his Interim career

Tell us about your early career.

After university I took a fantastic Gap Year as a ski instructor. When I came back to the Northwest, I secured a job as a Commercial Project Manager in Lancashire County Council, operating at...

State of the nation: charities proudly standing firm

Charity CEOs are having to innovate and dig deep at a time of talent shortages and a squeeze on donations, says Louise Beales, Consultant, Charities.

It’s been a tough couple of years for the third sector. Charities are...

Reflections on the Charity & NFP Sector

Narinder Uppal, Consultant in our Charity, NfP, and Membership Practice, and Louise Beales, Consultant in our Charity and NfP Practice, reflect on the challenges and opportunities of the Charitiy & NfP sector at present and share some interesting reflections.   

Reshaping your D&I strategy

​​​​​​​Louise Beales, Head of our Charities Practice, discusses the renewed focus on diversity and inclusion in the charity sector and offers suggestions for how organisations can drive the agenda

Adapting leadership style

Narinder Uppal, Membership Bodies & Charities Consultant, discusses how leadership styles are adapting to the new working environment

The 4th 'R'

​​​​​​​Louise Beales, Head of our Charities Practice, discusses the charity sector’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and explains that its inherent resilience will drive charities through this period of instability

Forming a successful partnership in the not-for-profit sector

Louis Beales, Head of Odgers Interim's Charities Practice, discusses the benefits of partnerships between charities, why they are increasingly important for the sector and how charities can get them right.


Charity partnerships: 5 top tips for success

Louise Beales​​​​​​​, Head of the Charities Practice at Odgers Interim, discusses how charities can complete a successful partnership

Need a leader now? These are the 5 key traits your charity’s interim CEO should have

​​​​​​​Louise Beales, Head of the Charities Practice, explains which 5 traits charities should be looking out for if they are considering an interim CEO

Third sector set for creative ‘shake up’

Recent charity investigations have proved a deafening wake-up call for the entire sector.

Case Study: Interim Finance Director of Imperial War Museums

Interim Finance Director

The Issue

Imperial War Museums (IWM) is a family of five museums that helps visitors understand the strategies, weaponry and devastation of war and how conflict has shaped the world. In addition to a...

Case Study: Interim Commercial Director at The Design Museum

“John performed impeccably,” says Alice. “He was exactly what you want in an interim: an excellent manager who will solidify the base, keep it going and manage people well. He was always well-prepared, even tempered and never flustered. And he put together different departments that had not previously been together.”

Case Study: Interim Finance Director at The Royal British Legion

“Good interims need to land on their feet in an unknown environment and deliver almost immediately”

Are charities adopting a more strategic recruitment approach?

The third sector might be battle-weary, but it is adjusting to its new environment.

Moving From a Distress Purchase to a Long-Term Strategy

Many charities are now looking to broaden their skill base and bring in expertise from other sectors...

Public Services Dinner

Grant Speed, Managing Director of Odgers Interim, discusses the firm’s recent Public Services Dinner...

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