Talent Acquisition: Direct Hire

We’re pairing social impact organizations with the mission-driven talent they need to grow.

Nonprofit HR matches skilled professionals with full-time opportunities at social impact organizations across the country. Your organization may not be hiring right now, but our experienced recruiters are. We’ll find your organization’s next hire before you even know you need them. Nonprofit HR works with both nonprofits and mission-driven organizations that are committed to making an impact on the social sector.


We have a pulse on the availability and emergence of social impact talent and talk with candidates daily. Our relationships with both active and passive candidates are an advantage your organization will appreciate when it comes time to scale or fill an existing role.

Our recruitment business partners can be present during the planning stages of your recruitment process to gain the critical information required to make the placement a success. Then, we’ll save you time and money as our recruiters drill down to the top candidates for your specific needs. Why screen 200+ resumes when we can connect you with a curated selection of candidates who match the exact skillsets and experience you’re seeking?

Practice Lead

Yvonne Rivera, CSP, CSC

Director, Talent Acquisition
Email: yrivera@nonprofithr.com
Phone: 202-644-7422

Recruitment Business Partner

Sophia LaFontant

Sophia LaFontant, CSP

Email: slafontant@nonprofithr.com
Phone: 202-644-7458

Our entire approach to talent acquisition is comprehensive because we support social impact organizations while also building up communities of qualified, mission-driven candidates. 

Yvonne and her team are knowledgeable, responsive, and are committed to finding the right person for our organization. This was especially critical in hiring an HR Director with the breadth and depth of experience to come into a small HR dept, but a complex organization.

Kathleen Basham, COO, The Walters Art Museum

The entire experience was rooted in clear communication and an intention to be in true partnership with us as the client.

Anisa Tootla, COO, League of Women Voters

How the Nonprofit HR Direct Hire process works:

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We get it done right the first time, and we bring the same deep level of commitment to every engagement.

We actively market candidate resumes’ to organizations for which they are a match.

We give our clients a select shortlist of candidates so they can focus on quality over quantity in the interview process.

Our direct hire team handles all benefit and salary negotiations on your behalf!

Adding Value to Your Talent Search

Every organization has unique talent needs, but it can be difficult to evaluate a prospective candidate’s fit using traditional tactics alone. That’s why we’ve partnered with PDA International.

As a value-add in our direct hire process, we evaluate every candidates’ skills, experience and behavioral profile with the PDA International Personal Development Analysis assessment. This assessment and our thorough analysis will ensure your role is filled with a candidate who fits with your organization’s culture and is highly capable of advancing its mission and goals.

The PDA assessment:

  • Identifies the critical thinking, business, persuasive and leadership skills of candidates
  • Measures candidate motivation and behavioral fit
  • Measures overall candidate match based on the needs of the position

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The Nonprofit HR Chrome Browser Extension offers you a direct line to Nonprofit HR’s Talent Acquisition and HR Consulting teams. Use the extension to submit a request for a full-time employee or temp at your nonprofit. Or, quickly request support from Nonprofit HR’s consulting team to fulfill your immediate HR outsourcing needs like conflict resolution, on-boarding & orientation, compensation, benefits design and more.


Nonprofit HR values diversity and inclusion.

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We cast a broad net that is national in scope to attract the best talent. We value and seek diversity throughout our search process by: recruiting high-performing talent from all segments of society; pursuing diverse individuals without regard to national origin, language, race, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, veteran status, family structures, and differences of thought and life experiences to efficiently and effectively pursue organizational objectives; fostering inclusion by connecting the new leader to the organization; encouraging collaboration, flexibility, and fairness to enable full participation that contributes to a leader’s full potential; and working with our clients to understand the strategies and systems that are in place to effectively manage diversity, be accountable, measure results, and cultivate a culture of inclusion.

Nonprofit HR has been awarded ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® and Best of Talent® Award for providing superior service to job seekers. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, ClearlyRated’s winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by the permanent and temporary employees they’ve helped find jobs. On average, talent of winning agencies are 50% more likely to be completely satisfied with the service provided compared to those placed by non-winning agencies.

  Nonprofit HR made Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The prestigious ranking list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

CSP_logo_RGBThe Certified Staffing Professional certification is an overarching credential that covers essential labor and employment law from a staffing perspective; covers federal law and state law for a selected state. No other industry certification program delves as deeply into the topics that matter most to staffing professionals and their clients.

The Certified Search Consultant program is designed specifically for search and placement professionals and focuses on federal employment law specific to recruiters. The CSC® program also includes state licensing and registration laws that affect direct hire firms. Everyone who works in search and placement—including recruiters, direct hire professionals, search consultants, talent acquisition managers, executive recruiters, and HR professionals—will benefit from earning the CSC credential.