Case Study

Sourcing Strategy: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Finding the Right Employees for a Mission-Driven, Philanthropic Organization

Results Highlights


Year Partnership That Continues to Thrive


Candidates Identified & Placed Across a Variety of Leadership & Implementation Roles


Organic Applicants Screened & Integrated


“Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people – especially those with the fewest resources – have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.”

With this broad and ambitious mission, the Foundation must be supported by people across numerous skill sets and seniority levels.




HireBetter worked closely with the hiring managers and department heads to understand the specific requirements and responsibilities of each role.

We created detailed job descriptions and candidate profiles that outlined the skills, qualifications, experience and cultural fit necessary for success in the role.



The HireBetter team understood that different roles require different sourcing strategies.

It was crucial to leverage our industry knowledge and networks to identify the most suitable platforms for each role and to use data-driven insights to optimize our sourcing efforts and reach the right candidate.



Over the past 2 years, our team successfully identified and placed 8 new members of The Gates Foundation with roles in Information Security, Strategy, Data Analytics and more.

In addition, our team screened hundreds of organic applicants and supported the selection and hiring of an additional 7 employees.



As our partnership with The Gates Foundation continues, regular collaboration with hiring managers ensures that the recruitment team remains aligned with the evolving needs of the organization.

Feedback loops are integrated to fine-tune the candidate profiles and selection criteria based on the performance of hired candidates.

Overall Results

By combining a deep understanding of roles, a tailored approach to sourcing and evaluation, with a commitment to candidate experience and organizational goals, our recruitment team has effectively filled multiple types of roles, contributing to the growth and success of the organization.