Nonprofit HR Research & Data

For over ten years, Nonprofit HR has been a global leader in nonprofit employment, talent and culture research. Our most widely recognized piece of research is the Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey, which we've conducted annually since 2005. Gain meaningful insights into nonprofit sector trends and best practices here. We also recently added a second survey focused on talent management priorities that is available for download here.

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Our 10th annual Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey is now closed. What will the key takeaways be this year? We’ll let you know as soon as we do. The results will be released this fall.


What is the nonprofit sector most concerned about when it comes to talent management? That’s the question we endeavored to answer in our inaugural Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey. The results shape how we and others who serve the nonprofit sector respond to its unique needs. They should also shape the way your organization directs its efforts around talent and culture in the year ahead.


Nonprofit hiring is on the rise in 2016 while for-profit hiring remains stagnant. However, most nonprofits do not have the recruitment, retention and engagement strategies they need to succeed in today’s competitive market.


Is your nonprofit’s HR department is up to speed? Compare the staffing, cost and structure of your organization’s HR function to others in the sector and see how you stack up via our HR benchmarking survey report.


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Our Data in the Media

Nonprofit HR's surveys and data are quoted frequently in major mainstream media outlets, from The New York Times to CNN. View a sampling of our recent media coverage below.

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``Retaining the services of Nonprofit HR ranks as one of the best decisions I have ever made as a CEO.``

Gary A. Officer - Former President and CEO, Rebuilding together

“Nonprofit HR has done excellent work in supporting our temporary staffing needs.``

Anna M. Spriggs, SPHR - VP Human Resources, Truth Initiative

``I consider Nonprofit HR to be a partner in all that I do.``

Deborah White - Former VP Human Resources, APPA