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.

To better address the ever-increasing demand for knowledge that is unique to the nonprofit sector, we recently expanded our offerings including more real-time social sector data, more events and more professional learning opportunities for organizations. Our insights, events and data are developed and gathered with the specific needs of nonprofit organizations in mind.

2019 Nonprofit Talent Retention Practices Survey - Take it Now!

In this annual survey, Nonprofit HR is seeking input from nonprofit leaders about their retention strategies for 2019. The survey closes April 23. 

At Nonprofit HR, we believe that there is power in empowering nonprofits to achieve their full potential through their people. Over the last few years, we have seen the sector increase its focus on talent management and its impact on mission outcomes and organizational sustainability. And while there continues to be limited data available on nonprofit talent management practices, Nonprofit HR remains committed to helping close this gap.

Take the survey now! It takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

2019 Talent Management Priorities Survey Results Now Available!

The results from Nonprofit HR’s 2019 Talent Management Priorities survey are in, revealing key trends for how organizations are managing their talent management efforts to achieve their missions. Among key trends are recruiting, assessing culture, employee engagement, and implementing technologies for talent-focused initiatives. This is the third consecutive year that Nonprofit HR has conducted the survey of local, regional and national nonprofits and shared the results of their aggregate talent priorities.

Watch this webinar recording and learn where talent acquisition, total rewards, technology, performance management and learning rank for hundreds of organizations representing multiple missions, sizes and locations.

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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.

Insight Library

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

Workplace Learning

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


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

Upcoming events

DC-Based Paid Family Leave Tax – Informational Webinar @ Webinar - Register now!
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


***Live attendees receive one SHRM and HRCI credit for recertification

You may have learned by now that there’s a new paid leave tax in town. That’s right! Specific to Washington, D.C. based organizations, and those with employees working in the District of Columbia, the new tax is effective July 1, 2019 and all employers will need to comply with this new regulation.

The new tax, DCPFML or DC Paid Family Leave (FML) tax, will cover the payments to individuals whose leave is approved under the new DC Paid Family Leave law. Payments to individuals, referred to as “Benefits” will begin in July of 2020. Sign up for this webinar and hear what employers must start paying in July (based on wages paid for April through June 2019).


Let’s talk about it – Sign up now and get answers to your questions! 
To date, only the general concept of the benefits has been released. DC DOES is working on guidance to be released later this year on how to interpret the details for both employer administrators and individual beneficiaries.

Five Key Focus Areas of the Conversation:

  • Aspects of the new tax
  • Challenges for employers
  • Key time monitoring measures
  • Updating employee resources, including policies and handbooks
  • Pending updates from DC DOES



Julie Gallion, PHR

Senior HR Business Partner
Nonprofit HR

Connect with Julie before the event! Email her at


Up close, DC Paid FML seems rather simple. However, it’s not really that clear cut. Therefore, you will want to join us for this timely conversation which will help you remain compliant! 

Registration is a quick, easy process! Sign up today.


Nonprofit Talent Retention Practices – Survey Results Overview
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Be among the first to hear what nonprofits across North America are doing to retain talent and how you can strengthen your organization’s retention practices!

This webinar is sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand!

***Live attendees receive one SHRM and HRCI credit for recertification

Is retention an issue in your organization? Have you felt the impact when good employees leave your organization?  With the tight labor market, employees are in demand, so you need to have strategies in place to retain those employees you want to keep. Nonprofit HR is compiling the results of its first-ever retention survey, and you’re invited to review the findings before they’re released to the general public!

Retention strategies are an integral part of a nonprofit’s talent management strategy and many factors contribute to achieving successful outcomes. Sign up now and you’ll hear trends, insights and advice for nonprofits across North America.



Increase your understanding of nonprofit retention:

  • turnover data in the nonprofit sector
  • retention challenges of fellow nonprofits
  • quantitative and qualitative metrics you can use to track turnover and its impact
  • strategies to increase retention




Lisa Brown Alexander
President & Founding CEO
Nonprofit HR



Registering for this webinar will help your organization better understand key drivers for retention and ways to maintain your high-performing talent. Sign up now to maximize the talent retention survey findings. You’re guaranteed to walk away with a key pointers to strengthen your programs, and better inform your internal stakeholders as well.


This webinar is sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand
Cornerstone OnDemand is pioneering solutions to help nonprofits realize the potential of the modern workforce. As the global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software, Cornerstone is designed to enable a lifetime of learning and development that is fundamental to the growth of employees, volunteers and members of your nonprofit. Visit them online.


Haven’t taken the survey? Take it by April 23. Click here to begin. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete.



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.

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