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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.

2021 Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey Results Overview

Get insights on the future direction of talent management practices for the social sector.

Culture and engagement were top of mind for nonprofit leaders in 2020, but after a long and unpredictable year, will they remain the #1 focus in 2021? Have impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and renewed calls for social justice and racial equity changed what organizations will prioritize? Tune in and hear what over 420 organizations shared as their most important talent management priorities. During this discussion, you will hear about top-level findings per priority area, insights and implications, and tactics you can use to strengthen your organization’s talent management strategy.

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Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey Results

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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.


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Insight Library

Read our latest thinking on the issues that matter most in nonprofit talent and culture. Visit our insight library.


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Workplace Learning

Learn critical, nonprofit-focused human resources skills and talent and culture strategies from our team of experts.


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Meet with industry experts and nonprofit human resources professionals over lunch for learning and networking.



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:

  1. Place a high value on education
  2. Empower others
  3. Embrace Change
  4. Leverage their networks

These are habits you can cultivate in yourself and in your most promising nonprofit employees.