Culture & Engagement

The benefits of a healthy, engaged culture are significant. We know that highly engaged employees are more likely to have above-average productivity and that organizations with mostly engaged employees outperform those with mostly unengaged employees. The imperative for nonprofit leaders is clear: if you want to advance your mission, you must prioritize culture and engagement because it impacts everything else you do.

We partner with nonprofit organizations to assess and improve organizational culture, and in turn, drive mission advancement.

Our Culture & Engagement Practice centers on three core services:

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Cultural Needs Assessment

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Employee Engagement Survey Design & Management

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Retention Strategy Design and Retention Interviews

How our Approach to Culture & Engagement Works

We take a hands-on approach to uncovering and understanding current cultural and employee engagement dynamics and building strategies to address them. Through every part of the process, we work to identify alignment between your internal practices and the values you espouse to the communities you serve . After all, you cannot advocate for health and wellness if you don’t offer quality health insurance, just as you cannot advocate for social justice if you don’t offer a mechanism for employees to air workplace concerns.


Practice Lead

Lori Kipnis, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Managing Director, Strategy & Advisory
Direct: 202.503.3805

Featured Case Study: Access Living: Promoting Strong Organizational Culture Through HR Management

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Is your organization ready for a cultural change?

Nonprofit HR worked with Access Living, a Chicago nonprofit providing services to people with disabilities, to update their HR practices, and in turn encourage positive workplace culture and streamline operations. Are you ready to learn how we did it?

Download the case study and discover:

  • How to conduct a cultural needs assessment that gets results
  • How to translate needs assessment data into actionable plans
  • How to ensure the effectiveness of your new HR strategy in the long term


Partner with our Culture & Engagement team.

If you’re ready to improve your nonprofit’s approach to culture and engagement or simply have a question, contact us. Someone from our Strategy and Advisory team will be in touch shortly.

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