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.

800+ Organizations Responded to Coronavirus Response Pulse Survey – Download new infographic now!

The results from Nonprofit HR’s Coronavirus Response Pulse Survey are in and here’s a quick snapshot!

69% of respondents to a recent COVID-19 Pulse Response survey say they can accommodate work from home (WFH) for all or staff. Similarly, 69% indicated that their organizations are considering longer-term WFH policies beyond the pandemic.

There’s plenty more to see! Download a new infographic for a comprehensive overview of the results. 

2020 Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey Results!

Culture and engagement are top of mind for nonprofit leaders in 2020. Over 88% of the Nonprofit Talent Management Survey respondents across North America indicate how their organization will invest time and resources in attracting, engaging, developing and retaining their people in 2020.

This resource kit includes data and information about the top three priorities that will guide the talent management efforts for 345 nonpr
ofits who participated in the survey and much, much more, including:

  • Infographic
  • Webinar recording and presentation slides which includes:
    • How talent management priorities, cultural trends, and retention have shifted
    • Where your organization stands in relation to national nonprofit talent priorities

See survey responses and more!

2019 Nonprofit Diversity Practices

Download a brand new report which includes never before compiled data about diversity practices of social impact organizations across North America. Included in the report you will learn about organizations that have:

  • a formal diversity statement and strategy
  • tips for strengthening your organization’s diversity statement
  • what organizations report as their greatest diversity challenges
  • diversity training tips
  • diversity metrics
  • and much more, including demographic data

Download report now!

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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.


Upcoming Events

Virtual Forum: The Post-Pandemic SOCIAL IMPACT Leader
Jun 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm





During this Forum, you’ll hear and discuss:

  • How to boost engagement with your team as a leader post-pandemic 
  • How an equity and team-oriented mindset can help you leverage the skills and experiences of your full workforce
  • How to balance the need to demonstrate empathy and the need to meet ever-increasing demands

Sign up now and:

  • Mind-share with your colleagues and peers in a safe  virtual space created exclusively for sector leaders
  • Learn from your peers and Nonprofit HR’s subject matter experts
  • Recharge amongst like minds
  • Build relationships with new contacts who can help you realize new strategic objectives to pursue in this post-pandemic economy

Date: June 12, 2020
Time: 2:00 -3:30 pm ET
Location: Videoconference – Registrants will receive meeting details

The work of the social sector has never been more critical than it is today. We’re living in an extraordinary time of adversity that calls for extraordinary leadership. The unprecedented and seismic shift this country and the world are facing as a result of the COVID-19 crisis requires that social impact leadership be redefined.

Our collective goal of maximizing social, environmental, and economic well-being has redefined how we define work, talent, and leadership. In order to advance our missions in this post-pandemic world, who we need on our teams, and who we need to lead them has changed.

Join Nonprofit HR as we explore the power of empathy, engagement, and equity – essential competencies for leadership success – in and
after the crisis.

Hosted by: Nonprofit HR, Independent
Sector and the National Equity Project





Sponsor the Forum!

CEOs, executive directors, and other c-suite leaders with nonprofit and social sector organizations from across the country will gather for Nonprofit HR’s Post – Pandemic Social Impact Leader virtual forum! Increase visibility for your brand among this group of decision-makers.

Contact our Vice President and Managing Partner, Patty Hampton


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.