Fueled by the passion of employees and consultants nationwide, we help many of the nation’s most impactful nonprofit organizations get ahead through smart people management strategies.

Over the years, we’ve worked with thousands of organizations of all mission types, sizes and budgets. With a customized approach for each client, we offer solutions that are applicable to your mission and workforce. Browse our case studies below to learn more about how we apply HR best practice to address the unique concerns of our clients.


COMPREHENSIVE CASE STUDIES

Client Demographics

  • Nonprofit HR Practice Area: Search
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Sector: Nonprofit
  • Mission Type: Human Services/Poverty
  • Staff Size: 151–250 Full-Time Employees
  • Annual Budget: $10.1–$20 Million

An organization engaged Impact Search Advisors in an Executive Search for their Interim Chief People Officer (CPO) to fill in gaps prior to starting the search for a full-time placement.

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Client Demographics

  • Nonprofit HR Practice Area: Search
  • Location: National
  • Sector: Nonprofit
  • Mission Type: Human Services
  • Staff Size: 251–500 Full-Time Employees

An organization engaged Impact Search Advisors in an Executive Search for a new President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after their previous CEO announced he was retiring after being with the organization for over 30 years. 

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Client Demographics

  • Nonprofit HR Practice Area: Search
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Sector: Nonprofit
  • Mission Type: Health Education/Advocacy
  • Staff Size: 26–75 Full-Time Employees
  • Annual Budget: $5.1–$10 Million

An organization engaged Impact Search Advisors in a Professional Search for a brand new Senior Director of Health Equity role.

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Diversity Team

Client Demographics

  • Nonprofit HR Practice Area: Strategy & Advisory
  • Location: New York
  • Sector: Nonprofit
  • Mission Type: Community Development
  • Staff Size: 151–250 Full-Time Employees
  • Annual Budget: $10.1–$20 million

An organization sought to transform strategy, infrastructure and programs to support employee development and engagement, drive employee performance and advance overall organizational effectiveness.

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Client Demographics

  • Nonprofit HR Practice Area: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Location: National
  • Sector: Nonprofit
  • Mission Type: Association for Healthcare Professionals
  • Staff Size: 25–75 Full-Time Employees
  • Annual Budget: $10.1–$20 million

An organization sought to take meaningful, intentional steps toward building equity and inclusion into their policies and operations as well as continue modeling inclusive leadership within their team.

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MINI CASE STUDIES

Check out quick facts and insights on Nonprofit HR’s smaller engagements.

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Client Demographics

  • Nonprofit HR Practice Area: Strategy & Advisory
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Sector: Nonprofit
  • Mission Type: Professional Membership Association – Healthcare
  • Staff Size: 26–75 Employees
  • Annual Budget: $5.1–$10 Million

A Chicago-based healthcare nonprofit sought support in the development of a CEO performance management process and some related tools with the goal to drive performance and development in alignment with organizational culture and business objectives.

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Client Demographics

  • Nonprofit HR Practice Area: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Location: New York
  • Sector: Nonprofit
  • Mission Type: Arts & Culture
  • Staff Size: 25 Employees
  • Annual Budget: Less than $5 Million

A New York-based arts nonprofit sought support conducting a DEI assessment to understand current environment and employee perceptions, gain thought partnership on DEI strategy development and identify education needs. 

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Client Demographics

  • Nonprofit HR Practice Area: HR Outsourcing
  • Location: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Sector: Nonprofit
  • Mission Type: Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence
  • Staff Size: 25–75 Employees
  • Annual Budget: $5.1–$10 Million

An organization sought to increase its focus on people management and leadership development to ensure those in supervisory roles in the organization were properly trained to manage their team.

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Client Demographics

  • Nonprofit HR Practice Area: HR Outsourcing
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Sector: Nonprofit
  • Mission Type: Advocacy/Legal/Policy
  • Staff Size: 26–75 Employees
  • Annual Budget: $10.1–$20 Million

An organization sought help in increasing work-life balance during the COVID-19 pandemic and avoid potential burnout.

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Featured: We’ve Virtualized Our Workforce—Now What?

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Client Demographics

  • Nonprofit HR Practice Area: HR Outsourcing
  • Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Sector: Nonprofit
  • Mission Type: Health & Nutrition Advocacy
  • Staff Size: 21 Full-Time Employees
  • Annual Budget: $5 Million

An organization’s leadership wanted to shift to a fully virtual model/workforce, but they had many years left on their lease and costs for renting office space that would go unused.

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Diversity Team

Client Demographics

  • Nonprofit HR Practice Area: HR Outsourcing
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Sector: Social Enterprise
  • Mission Type: Consulting and Professional Services on Membership for Associations
  • Staff Size: Under 50 Full-Time Employees
  • Annual Budget: N/A

An organization was in the middle of transitioning to a mostly virtual workforce and suddenly faced new challenges when this transition required expeditions.

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Diversity Team

Client Demographics

  • Nonprofit HR Practice Area: HR Outsourcing
  • Location: Ashburn, Virginia
  • Sector: Nonprofit
  • Mission Type: Public Parks Advocacy
  • Staff Size: 61 Full-Time Employees
  • Annual Budget: $19 Million

An organization that was already shifting toward a hybrid workforce model now faced new considerations given the sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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To learn more about the work we are doing with social enterprises, click here. Nonprofit HR also offers customized trainings, research, knowledge and events, all with the objective of strengthening the people management capacity of your workforce.


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