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What if HR was your organization’s greatest strength? What could you accomplish with the perfect mix of passionate people, potent leadership, best practices and an engaged culture — all working together to achieve your mission? Let’s find out.

As the only human resources firm in the country that works exclusively with nonprofits, we know that organizations are only as effective as their people. We also know that HR often feels like a distraction for mission-driven nonprofit leaders and employees. That’s where we come in. We help nonprofits strengthen their greatest asset through human resources consulting, talent acquisition, executive search, and education, all with a focus on the unique needs of the nonprofit sector.


Nonprofit HR's offering focuses on four key areas:

HR Consulting

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Strengthen your human potential through our virtual, project-based and on-site consulting options.

Talent Acquisition

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Work with Nonprofit HR to find and secure the best talent available from temp employees to direct-hire.

Executive Search

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Partner with Nonprofit HR on your next executive search and ensure effective leadership for years to come.

Education & Advocacy

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Attend one of our educational events for professionals or partner with us in our advocacy project, Work4Nonprofits.


The 2015 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey is open for participation.

Nonprofit HR’s 2015 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey is open and we need your responses to make it a success. This annual survey, which we’ve been conducting since 2005, leading source of data about employment and movement in and out of the sector, and is often cited in outlets like Forbes, Fast Company and CNN. Make sure your voice is heard before the survey closes on 12/12


“Retaining the services of Nonprofit HR ranks as one of the best decisions I have ever made as a CEO. Nonprofit HR's unique ability to understand the precise HR needs of the client by embedding themselves into the organization is unparalleled. Their ability to then customize their services based on their understanding of the client's needs enhances their effectiveness and value to the client. My staff have greatly benefited from the services of this wonderful firm.”


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HR Consulting Solutions That Fit Your Needs.

We offer the following types of HR consulting services, so you're sure to an option that works for your unique organization:

Project Support

If your HR team is at capacity, our project-based support can free your team members to do what they do best. Contact us with your pain points and we'll help move your HR needs forward.

HR Outsourcing

Our outsourcing program grants your nonprofit the benefits of an entire human resources department at a fraction of the cost. Dedicated experts work on-site at your organization to meet all of your human resources needs.

Virtual Support

Our virtual service platform HR Cooperative allows you to enjoy access to HR experts without the cost of a site visit. If you need human resources assistance but lack the budget for an HR team member we can help.

Total Rewards

Well-designed benefits and compensation packages can enhance your ability to recruit and retain top talent. We'll help you put a benefits and compensation offering in place that is compliant and sets your organization a step ahead.


Whether you're a jobseeker or a nonprofit with openings to fill, we're here to help.

Education & Advocacy

If you want to get involved in advancing the nonprofit sector or sharpen your skills, you've come to the right place.
action labs

Upcoming Events

Learn from industry experts, network and build your skills at one of our upcoming events. Browse upcoming opportunities below.

ACTION LAB – Recruiting & Interviewing – Hiring the Right Talent to Move the Mission Forward (Washington DC) @ Nonprofit HR DC Office
Jan 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
ACTION LAB – Recruiting & Interviewing - Hiring the Right Talent to Move the Mission Forward (Washington DC) @ Nonprofit HR DC Office | Washington | District of Columbia | United States


Patty Hampton, CSP will lead this Action Lab for experienced recruiting professionals and hiring managers looking for a fresh perspective and bold approach to hiring the right talent.

Are there skills gaps within the ranks of your organization? Do you have a strategy in place for hiring the talent you need for tomorrow?

The first part of this Action Lab will examine the importance of hiring the right talent that will move your mission forward, and how to identify prospective candidates that demonstrate unstoppable behaviors that equate to organizational success and sustainability.

The second section will focus on hiring strategies that shift your culture from the status quo to a new organizational intelligence. Learn how to engage the talent you need that drives results, embraces accountability and strengthens internal and external relationships.


Adding Strategic Value With HR Metrics @ University of Illinois, Student Center East
Jan 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

At January’s meeting of the Chicagoland Nonprofit HR Directors, consultant Lisa Wright Ponce, SPHR will share different types of HR metrics and how to determine which are appropriate for your organization.  We will discuss how to analyze those metrics to identify trends and impact decision-making in your nonprofit.

You are managing a number of dynamic HR programs but are you measuring the effectiveness of those programs? Are your programs and practices aligned with your nonprofit’s strategy?  Are key decision-makers in your organization looking to you for HR data to inform major decisions?

By implementing a few key HR metrics, you have the ability to add strategic value to your organization. Join this conversation with your HR peers in the sector about which metrics other nonprofits are using, how they use them, and the impact they have made.

This meeting is free to attend and open to non-members.

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