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2021 Nonprofit Talent Retention Survey Results

2021 Nonprofit Talent Retention Survey Results are in – download them now!

Now more than ever nonprofits are charged with strengthening their mission and impact. What’s also critical in this season of ongoing uncertainty is the need for mission-driven leaders to understand their workforce and have a plan for sustaining their highest performers. But how does this all align with growing evidence that employees are making different decisions about their careers, who they want to work for and where? A growing trend of premature resignations has now been coined as the Great Resignation and it is occurring at a time when 80% of Nonprofit Talent Retention Practices Survey respondents indicate that they don’t have formal retention strategies.

In this survey, Nonprofit HR sought input from organizational leaders about their retention practices for 2021. Download the results and find out what mission-driven organizations can do to keep their high-performers and increase employee engagement. This new resource helps nonprofits understand where they stand when it comes to retention and much more, including:

  • Staff segments survey respondents are most challenged with retaining
  • Talent retention metrics survey respondents track
  • Employee turnover trends and how survey respondents expect them to change in 2022
  • How recent events such as the COVID-19 pandemic are impacting retention strategies and practices

Download the survey results now for more on what your organization can do to engage and retain your high performers!

Survey data presented is reflective of various social sector organizations, including nonprofits, associations, social enterprises and other mission-driven organizations. Organization mission types include education, healthcare, arts, human services, social justice and more.

About Nonprofit HR

Nonprofit HR is the country’s leading and oldest consulting firm focused exclusively on the talent management needs of social impact organizations. We focus our efforts on Strategy & Advisory, HR Outsourcing, Search, Total Rewards and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Nonprofit HR also offers customized trainings, research and events, all with the objective of strengthening the people management capacity of the workforce. 

Since 2000, our staff of credentialed experts has advanced the impact of some of the world’s most influential brands in the sector. Learn more about the missions we serve

Watch the recent webinar with Nonprofit HR’s Founder & CEO, Lisa Brown Alexander and see the survey results plus her insights!


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