Knowledge & Insights
How nonprofit professionals stay ahead of the curve when it comes to talent and culture.
Nonprofit HR is widely recognized as a leader in gathering data and developing talent management resources for nonprofit leaders and human resources professionals. From culture management to harassment prevention to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, we provide the guidance your organization needs to best support your people.
Return to Workplace Pulse Survey
As more people receive the COVID-19 vaccine, many organizations that transitioned to virtual and in-home workspaces are beginning to return their daily operations to physical workplaces. We would like to hear from you about your organization’s plans to safely return your people to your physical workplaces as well. Please take a moment and complete this Return to Workplace Pulse Survey and share where your organization is in the return process, key challenges of your work from home strategy and other workforce considerations.
The Return to Workplace Pulse Survey is now closed. Please stay tuned for the survey results, which will be shared in June 2021.
2021 Nonprofit Diversity Practices: with New Survey Results
For the second consecutive year, Nonprofit HR surveyed nonprofits in North America about their diversity efforts and collected data from for-profit social enterprises for the first time. This 2021 report is complemented by results of the Fall 2020 diversity study that captured how national events have impacted progress made by nonprofits since the 2019 survey was published. In addition to detailed survey results, the report includes a compilation of editorials submitted by DEI, talent management and social impact researchers and experts across the sector.
We invite you to access and download this resource for research, insight and tools you can immediately use to advance your organization’s commitment to creating a vibrant and equitable workplace and workforce.
2021 Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey Report
As with prior years, the results of this annual survey showcase what nonprofit organizations will prioritize regarding their people and what the implications are for the sector more broadly when it comes to attracting, developing and retaining staff. Survey responses will offer specific insight into these prioritized practices in terms of the talent management lifecycle, covering the areas of talent attraction and recruitment; hiring and onboarding; performance management; engagement and retention; and more. The results will also reveal how organizations’ talent management practices were impacted by the unprecedented events of 2020, including the coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest and political tension.
Access the 2021 Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities infographic as well as the survey results overview webinar recording and slides!
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Research & Data
Get the latest data on job growth, hiring and employment in the nonprofit sector, as well as HR benchmarks, from our original research and reports.
Read our latest thinking on the issues that matter most in nonprofit talent and culture. Visit our insight library.
Learn critical, nonprofit-focused human resources skills and talent and culture strategies from our team of experts.
Featured Insight: Habits of Highly Effective Nonprofit Leaders
What sets the effective nonprofit leaders apart from the rest? We have the answers.
We connected with high-performing nonprofit leaders from organizations like the National 4-H Council and the YWCA and asked them what makes them tick. Each leader had unique insights into key habits that help them lead effectively, which we synergized into four key themes.
The most effective leaders:
- Place a high value on education
- Empower others
- Embrace Change
- Leverage their networks
These are habits you can cultivate in yourself and in your most promising nonprofit employees.