2015 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey

The Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey is a study of nonprofit employment practices in the United States and Canada. The survey has been produced annually by Nonprofit HR since 2007.

Screenshot 2015-02-21 23.33.39In 2015, Nonprofit HR found that nonprofit organizations were expecting to hire in  at a rate that would outpace their corporate counterparts. However, despite the boom in nonprofit hiring and job creation, many nonprofits still lack formal recruitment and retention strategies. To learn more, download the 2015 report.


Every year, Nonprofit HR invites nonprofit organizations from across the United States and Canada to participate in a survey of employment practices within the sector. The survey focuses on four key areas: Staff Size and Projected Growth; Recruitment Strategies and Budgeting; Staffing Challenges; and Staffing Resource Management. With scarce statistical information available on nonprofit human resources practices and trends, the collection of staffing, recruitment and retention data is an important step in identifying issues, concerns and opportunities for nonprofit organizations, funders, researchers, capacity builders and others to systematically address the current and emerging human resources needs of the sector.

*Note that by downloading the survey, you’ll be automatically added to our email list. You can opt out at any time. Once submitted, you’ll be redirected to a PDF of the survey. The survey will auto-load in your browser window. Right-click on a PC or command click on a Macintosh and choose “save as” to save the survey to your computer.

Thank you for your interest in the 2015 Survey!

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