We were founded with one goal in mind:

To strengthen the nonprofit sector by strengthening its people.

As the country's leading full-service human resources firm focused exclusively on the nonprofit sector, we understand the unique needs of mission-driven organizations like no one else. We know that your organization is only as effective as your people.

That's Where We Come In.

We partner with nonprofits and associations in talent acquisition, executive search, human resources consulting and education & training, all with the objective of making the nonprofit workforce the best it can be.

Since 2000, we have amplified the impact of the world’s most influential nonprofit organizations, from Amnesty International to Greenpeace and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Nonprofit HR is also widely recognized for nonprofit sector research and thought leadership. We publish the leading annual study on nonprofit employment practices, host a variety of educational events for nonprofit professionals, and recently launched Work4Nonprofits, a national movement focused on exploring solutions to long-term unemployment through nonprofit work.

Get to Know Us.

Learn more about our services, meet our team or contact us.

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Lisa Brown Alexander, SPHR

President and Chief Executive Officer

Patty Hampton, CSP

Vice President and Managing Partner

Sidney Abrams, SPHR

Managing Director, HR Consulting

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Who we work with

What we do.


organizations to innovate and change.


environments where employees and leaders can achieve their organizations’ missions and fulfill their passions.


systems and programs that maximize organizations’ abilities to be effective and efficient.


workplaces that embrace the best of human resources practices and are compliant with federal and state laws.


the human resources capacity of the nonprofit sector through innovation, education, information and advocacy.


the growth and impact of the nonprofit sector.

Our values.

One of the reasons I joined Nonprofit HR was due to the authenticity of the leaders of the organization. They are always motivating staff to be empowered and take challenges head on. They also create a culture of innovation, encouraging new ideas and approaches for our business to thrive.

Yvonne RiveraManager, Talent Acquisition

Having leadership that is genuinely invested in my career growth is so important to me because they give me the solid support I need to move forward with any desired professional development opportunities. Doing that on a consistent basis has further secured my loyalty and has made me want to do everything I possibly could to ensure Nonprofit HR’s success just as much as my own.

Nena Coleman GrayTalent Acquisition Consultant

Shortly after I joined the firm, I was honored not only for the talents I brought to the team, but also simply for being who I am as an individual. Rarely do people hear a more gratifying expression in the workplace, which confirmed that I had come to right place!

Samantha JusticeHR Business Partner

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