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Take the 2017 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey!

Our 10th annual Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey is now open (through May 22), and we need your participation to identify employment and talent trends in the nonprofit sector. What will the key takeaways be this year? We can only find out with your help. Take the quick, 20-minute survey now. You’ll receive access to the survey infographic and comprehensive report before anyone else.


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Webinar: Hands off? The Board's Role in Human Resource Management

What role should your board play when it comes to managing your organization’s talent? Purchase a webinar led by Lisa Brown Alexander and Sidney Abrams of Nonprofit HR to learn the appropriate role your nonprofit board should play in human resource management.

With the right partnership between your board and your staff, your organization’s team will be strengthened so you can further your mission.


JUST RELEASED: The 2017 Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey

What is the nonprofit sector most concerned about when it comes to talent management? That’s the question we endeavored to answer in our inaugural Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey. The results shape how we and others who serve the nonprofit sector respond to its unique needs. They should also shape the way your organization directs its efforts around talent and culture in the year ahead.


Interact for Impact @ Nonprofit HR
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

According to the 2016 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey, nonprofits are not well-positioned to retain talent and will need new strategies to survive in competitive job markets. 1 in 3 nonprofits report their biggest retention challenge is retaining younger staff (those under 30). As the job market improves employers need to focus on preventing turnover of strong staff their top talent from turning over.

Nonprofit HR will facilitate a discussion where you will:

  • Learn how an organization’s culture can impact high performers
  • Share retention and engagement strategies that are working for your nonprofit
  • Hear from other nonprofit leaders in the D.C. area about what is working in their organizations./li>

This is a free session at our office (1400 Eye St. NW, Suite 500, Washington D.C. 20005) with lunch included.

We hope to see you there! Reserve your spot now as seats are limited.

Webinar: Executive Succession: What to Do if Your CEO is Leaving or How to Plan When They Do @ Webinar
May 16 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Nonprofit HR’s President & CEO, Lisa Brown Alexander and BoardEffect’s EVP, Dottie Schindlinger are teaming up for an informative webinar on how to prepare your board for executive succession.

According to the 2016 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey, 59 percent of nonprofits don’t have a formal succession plan in place. And with the increasing and current trend of nonprofit CEO turnover, most organizations find themselves ill prepared to handle these changes. Join the webinar and you’ll receive insights on:

• Best practices in managing an executive transition
• Technology workflows that can help navigate these changes
• Other nonprofits experiences and what you can take away from them

You will leave this 45-minute session prepared to effectively navigate these changes for your board.

Nonprofit Compensation Planning Is Essential for Attracting & Retaining Key Employees @ Webinar
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Compensation planning can be an intimidating process for a nonprofit organization. While budgeting salary and benefits may seem objective, it is actually influenced by many factors including: philosophical considerations, competition, regulation, etc. You should understand the critical elements that need to be included in your compensation plan and the timeframe for developing a reality-based compensation plan.

Join us for our webinar, Nonprofit Compensation Planning Is Essential for Attracting & Retaining Key Employees presented by Sidney Abrams, Director of Consulting Services, and Heather de la Riva, Director of Virtual Outsourcing, brought to you by KNOWLEDGEConferences.

Program Highlights

Mr. Abrams and Ms. de la Riva will cover:

  • Required elements of a compensation plan including salary, benefits, and other forms of compensation both financial and nonfinancial in nature
  • Developing a compensation philosophy that fits your nonprofit
  • The process for approving the compensation of your CEO/executive director and certain other key executives
  • The importance of conducting an independent review of compensation decisions, using objective comparative salary data, and documenting your decisions as part of your board minutes
  • Understanding how to interpret comparative salary data and how to benchmark your compensation decisions
  • How to effectively communicate your compensation plan with your employees
  • The importance of conducting an annual review of your compensation plan

Reserve your spot now!


``Whenever I am asked about my job, people can tell how much I enjoy it. It is fabulous to be able to work in a role where I know that my contributions are helping nonprofits achieve their remarkable missions. The management team is amazingly inspiring in that they live the company values they preach and are constantly challenging us to new heights.``

Alicia SchoshinksiSenior HR Business Partner


A job at Nonprofit HR is more than just a job. It’s a chance to advance the missions of the world’s most impactful nonprofits.

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