Human Resources Training

The Nonprofit HR Training Experience

The best nonprofit professionals are constantly learning. Whether you want to explore new ways to hone your leadership style or learn critical skills for giving and receiving feedback, we have a training course for you. Browse our course catalog and select the training sessions that appeal to you and your staff. Each course can be approached from a high level with a one-hour session, covered in-depth over the span of an entire day, or anything in between. Training sessions can be offered on a one-on-one basis or with a group. Fill out the form below to begin designing your custom learning experience or learn more about Nonprofit HR’s training.

Browse our HR Training Course Catalog:

  • Collaborative and Strategic Thinking for HR

    Strategic and operational focus, people and process are the cornerstones to any strategic business partnership. Attend this session and develop an approach to align strategy to structure and performance; think collaboratively and build a partnership that will influence change.
  • Building Your Nonprofit’s Employment Brand: The Candidate Experience

    Jobseekers care about their experience as a candidate. It shapes their outlook and perceived employment experience. Explore your employment branding and discover how to leverage it to find top talent.
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback

    As many leaders know, the old adage is true: "It's not what you say, but how you say it." In this course, you'll learn to manage challenging interactions by exploring the fundamentals of giving and receiving feedback.
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    Managing for Mutual Success

    Today's leaders are responsible for more work, more resources and bigger teams. In this session, emerging supervisors can explore leadership styles and how to achieve success by understanding and leveraging their influence.
  • The Challenges of Managing People

    Challenges in the workplace are unavoidable, but the way they're handled by supervisors is critical to organizational health. This session teaches new and emerging leaders to cultivate the skills necessary to manage people effectively.
  • Nonprofit Employment Trends

    The Nonprofit Trends Survey is a national survey of leading nonprofit organizations produced annually by Nonprofit HR. It focuses on four key areas: staff size and projected growth, recruitment strategies and budgeting, staffing challenges and staffing resource management. This session uncovers key findings, outlines what they mean for your organization and explores the role HR can play to overcome those barriers.
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    Training: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    In this course, we'll discuss what constitutes sexual harassment and common themes that surface in the workplace. You'll identify ways to bolster your organization's prevention policy, discover what is required of supervisors to comply and explore ways to address harassment through situational learning.
  • Transitioning to the Nonprofit Sector

    Nonprofits represent 6.2% of our nation's economy and employ 11.7 million people. The sector is experiencing explosive growth and will need to attract 2.4 times the number of people currently employed to meet increasing demand, so there is sure to be an opportunity for you. Find out how to align your interests, experience and energy with a worthwhile mission that matters.
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    Recruiting & Interviewing – Hiring the Right Talent to Move the Mission Forward

    Integrity, intelligence, ambition and energy. We know you want all that and more in your next hire. The process of identifying and selecting top talent is critical to your organization's success. Explore tools, strategies and recent trends on the leading edge of first class recruitment.
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    Nonprofit HR Metrics for Organizational Strategy and Planning

    Think metrics only matter to technology and accounting? Think again. Metrics may be more important to your HR than any other function at your organization. Learn why metrics matter, uncover common pitfalls and best practices, and become the master of driving change through data.
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    HR 101: Fundamentals for Non-HR Professionals

    If your organization is like most, labor is one of your biggest costs, yet human resources planning and implementation often gets put on the backburner. Learn how to master the fundamental components of HR and build a solid strategy that will take your HR from part-time to prime time.
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    Leveraging Employee Engagement for Organizational Success

    Innovative workplace cultures are fluid, empowering and engagement-focused. Explore tips on measuring engagement, the costs and pitfalls associated with disengagement and strategies to pull people back into the mission.
  • The Engagement Effect: Leadership, Influence and Social Style

    Learn what it means to lead by identifying key leadership competencies and exploring power versus influence and your own social style.
  • Equal Opportunity and Veterans Reporting

    Race, gender, veteran status. Learn how the size of your organization or your talent’s status as a contractor or sub-contractor impact your compliance requirements.

Or choose from our recorded webinars:

Learn Live: Nonprofit HR Events

Nonprofit HR offers free and low-cost events designed to help nonprofit professionals learn critical human resources skills and enhance their approach to talent and culture. Browse our upcoming events below.

Pay, Power, Privilege: Gender Equity in the Social Sector @ Women's National Democratic Club
Mar 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am


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Event Description:

In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, we invite you to join Nonprofit HR for a critical conversation on “Pay, Power, Privilege: Gender Equity in the Social Sector.” This event will focus on how gender inequity issues like wage gaps and power imbalances are affecting nonprofits, as well as steps leaders can take to champion gender equity both at their organizations, and within society at large.

Hear from prominent social sector CEOs, thought leaders and gender advocates, and gain valuable insight into what women and men of all levels, from executive assistants to executive directors, can do to better address issues related to gender and power.

Seats are limited. Reserve your spot now!


  • How issues of gender, pay and power impact a nonprofit’s ability to function equitably and efficiently
  • Steps nonprofits can take to address and eliminate gender inequity and create a safe, inclusive organizational cultures
  • How to become a public advocate for gender equity at your organization and within your community

Featured panelists include:

Andrea Levere
Prosperity Now
Andrea Levere has led Prosperity Now (formerly CFED) as its President since 2004. Prosperity Now is a private nonprofit organization with the mission of ensuring everyone has the opportunity to gain financial stability, build wealth and achieve prosperity. In 2013, President Obama appointed Levere to the National Cooperative Bank’s Board of Directors to represent the interests of low-income consumers. In 2017, Levere was appointed to the Community Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve System and was recently nominated to serve as Vice Chair in 2018 and Chair in 2019. Levere also joined the board of the Ms. Foundation for Women in 1998 and served as Board Chair from 2002-2005.
Indira M. Henard
Executive Director,
The DC Rape Crisis Center
Indira M. Henard has been with the DC Rape Crisis Center for 10 years, serving as the Executive Director for the last year. Her direct experience in many gender-based violence programs has informed her policy analysis and led to the coordination of public policy initiatives and the planning of spaces for survivor-led advocacy. Henard has worked nationally and internationally in helping organizations build capacity to respond to the needs of sexual violence in their communities. She currently sits on the Advisory Board of Women at Risk International Foundation located in Lagos, Nigeria. Her 20 years of dedicated service exemplify her expertise in nonprofit management, organizational development, education, training, fundraising and public policy.
Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat
President and CEO,
Washington Area Women’s Foundation
Jennifer Lockwood-Shabat is the President and CEO of Washington Area Women’s Foundation, a public foundation dedicated to mobilizing the community to ensure that economically vulnerable women and girls in the Washington, DC metropolitan region have the resources they need to thrive. She has devoted her entire career to improving the lives of low-income and underserved women and girls. Jennifer joined the Foundation in 2008, providing strategic guidance while leading the program, development, and communications functions. In 2013, her efforts were recognized by Capital One and the Washington Mystics when she was named a “Community Champion,” and in 2015, Jennifer was named as one of Washington Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” and featured as a Washington Business Journal “Power 100 Honoree.”
Lindsey Mastis
Reporter & Anchor,
Lindsey is an Emmy-nominated journalist. She anchors on ABC7/WJLA-TV/NewsChannel 8, covering news in the greater Washington, D.C., area. She’s known for her social media reporting, and often takes viewers behind-the-scenes during breaking news through Facebook Live and Twitter’s Periscope. She has also taught social media and journalism in Iraqi Kurdistan, and created a mini-documentary about child survival in India. Lindsey has traveled across the country to cover some of the most important breaking news stories including the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, the Santa Barbara shooting, the hunt for the Boston Marathon bomber, the West Texas fertilizer plant explosion, and the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
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Lisa Brown Alexander
President & CEO,
Nonprofit HR
Over eighteen years ago, Lisa set out to build a market where one didn’t exist. She founded Nonprofit HR, the leading human resources firm in the country that works exclusively with the nonprofit sector. Today, her thriving company helps many of the world’s most prominent nonprofit organizations get ahead through smart human resources strategies. In the process, Nonprofit HR changes the way an entire sector thinks about talent and culture. Lisa actively contributes to the strength of the nonprofit sector through her advisory roles with Fund the People and Equity in the Center initiatives. She also serves on the board of directors of the DC Chamber of Commerce, Community Youth Advance (formerly Mentoring to Manhood) and the Prince Georges Cultural Arts Foundation.

Attendance is $49. Registration is now open with limited seats available. Click HERE to reserve your spot!


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Webinar – Talent: The Missing Piece in Nonprofit Sustainability @ Online
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


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Session Description:

 “Nonprofit sustainability occurs when a nonprofit attracts and effectively uses enough of and the right kinds of money and people necessary to achieve their long-term outcome goals.”

The social sector is divided and often “unfocused” on the importance and role of talent. In reality, successful nonprofits cannot achieve organizational sustainability without achieving talent sustainability.

Join Nonprofit HR CEO Lisa Brown Alexander as she explores the interdependence of organizational and talent sustainability. She will also discuss how impactful leaders understand that the ability to achieve their long-term goals requires clearly defined plans and actions related to the attraction, retention and development of talent, from the C-suite to the front desk.


  • What impactful, sustainable nonprofits share in common
  • The 3 key phases of talent sustainability and where your organization is along the talent sustainability continuum
  • The 8 steps organizations need to achieve talent sustainability

Click here to register for the webinar.

We hope to see you there!



This event is HRCI® and SHRM certified. When you attend this webinar, you will receive 1 HR recertification credit hour for each.

Nonprofit HR is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 1 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


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Conference – The 2018 Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit @ Washington Marriott Metro Center
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm
Conference - The 2018 Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit @ Washington Marriott Metro Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

There are human resources conferences. There are nonprofit conferences. And then there is the Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit.

The Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit is the ONLY nonprofit-focused convening on critical talent and culture issues. Each year, hundreds of forward-thinking social sector leaders, human resources professionals and culture experts gather at the Summit to exchange ideas and share practices that maximize the full potential of their talent.

The result?

Talent and culture strategies get reshaped, problems that once seemed insurmountable get solved, and following the Summit, attendees report improvements in recruitment outcomes, employee retention and engagement, and even organizational performance.

Are you ready for those kinds of results? Register now.

Webinar – The Talent Oblivious Nonprofit. Is that Your Organization? @ Online
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Webinar - The Talent Oblivious Nonprofit. Is that Your Organization? @ Online

More information and registration link coming soon.

Interact for Impact: May Networking Luncheon
May 15 @ 12:00 pm
Interact for Impact: May Networking Luncheon @ Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Join fellow nonprofit professionals and leaders for an Interact for Impact networking luncheon on Tuesday, May 15th at 12 PM ET.

Additional details and registration coming soon.

Webinar – Developing a Talent Management Strategy for Your Nonprofit @ Online
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Webinar - Developing a Talent Management Strategy for Your Nonprofit @ Online

More information and registration link coming soon.

Webinar – Building a Talent-Aware Nonprofit Leadership Team @ Online
Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Webinar - Building a Talent-Aware Nonprofit Leadership Team @ Online

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Webinar – Identifying, Developing & Retaining High Performing Talent
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Webinar - Identifying, Developing & Retaining High Performing Talent

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Webinar – Auditing Your HR Function for Talent Sustainability @ Online
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Webinar - Auditing Your HR Function for Talent Sustainability @ Online

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Interact for Impact: September Networking Luncheon @ Nonprofit HR
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm
Interact for Impact: September Networking Luncheon @ Nonprofit HR | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Join fellow nonprofit professionals and leaders for an Interact for Impact networking luncheon at Nonprofit HR on Tuesday, September 18th at 12 PM ET.

Additional details and registration coming soon.

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Fill out the form below to begin designing your custom learning experience or learn more about Nonprofit HR training. You can combine any number of the training sessions we offer in a way that suits your needs. Someone from our team will be in touch shortly to finalize the details.