Marlijn Wijkhuizen has many years of experience of working in the not for profit sector, designing and heading a variety of successful corporate and community partnerships programmes, as well as driving high-level, strategic volunteer support to charities and social enterprises.
She is a knowledgeable consultant with over 10 years of experience forging successful partnerships with a large portfolio of clients. She currently leads on our work on board and leadership recruitment for social sector clients, and supports our funds services, such as the Reaching Communities Fund. Marlijn has recently supported large social sector organisations and membership organisations to find excellent Chairpersons, Trustees, Chief Executives and senior service leaders.
Prior to working for Eastside Primetimers, Marlijn developed her expertise advising private sector clients on how to maximise the impact of their community investment activities.
In her 6 years working for Pilotlight, Marlijn recruited hundreds of senior business and Third Sector volunteers and matched their expertise and skills with small to medium-sized charities who were likely to benefit from their strategic support. Careful management of executive volunteer recruitment allowed hundreds of partner charities to significantly strengthen their organisations and, ultimately, have much greater impact.
Key skills & experience
- Board, interim and permanent recruitment
- Relationship building
- Business development
- Recruitment and management
- Fundraising and philanthropy
Marlijn recently led the development of the business strategy for an innovative digital social enterprise, including business development and fundraising strategies.