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.

The 2019 Talent Management Priorities Survey Is Now Open!

Deadline to respond: Friday, December 14, 2018

Nonprofit HR is collecting data on talent management priorities for 2019. Participate in this survey to share what your organization will be focusing on next year. This annual survey showcases 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. The results will be shared in February 2019. See past years surveys below.

Approximate completion time: Less than (10) minutes.

Tap into our latest insights and knowledge-building opportunities here.

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

Interact for Impact: Holiday Networking Reception @ Nonprofit HR
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm
Interact for Impact: Holiday Networking Reception @ Nonprofit HR | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Join fellow nonprofit professionals and leaders for a Holiday Interact for Impact networking luncheon at Nonprofit HR on Thursday, December 13th from 5:30-7:30 PM ET.

Additional details and registration coming soon.

Nonprofit Leadership Development Forum: Presented by Merck Foundation and Nonprofit HR @ Merck Training Center
Feb 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Invitation Only: Due to limited space, this event is by invitation only. 

Merck Foundation and Nonprofit HR has teamed-up and help provide training for two C-suite leaders from your nonprofit organization and make your professional development a priority!

Spend a half day covering topics such as management skills, employee

engagement, and recruiting best practices which will help you advance or fine-tune your own leadership capability so that your organization can meet its mission much faster and without exceeding resources.

See the agenda, speakers and register now. Space is limited.



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.

Get in touch.