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September 17, 2020                                                                                          


Full Data Reveals New Diversity Practices in Social Sector

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 17, 2020 — 63% of respondents to Nonprofit HR’s second annual Nonprofit Diversity Practices Survey report that they have changed their HR and talent management practices to realize greater diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the last year. This year’s 675 respondents include both nonprofit organizations and social enterprises. The survey includes highly-anticipated data points on current responses to COVID-19 and recent calls for racial justice in relation to DEI practices.

“Last year’s Diversity Practices Survey focused heavily on the D in DEI. It used diversity as a basis for determining a baseline for the nonprofit’s progress in this area. This year’s survey revolves around equity, inclusion, and belonging as a reflection of what we see happening in the sector. Now more than ever, organizations are waking up to the importance of, and impact of, DEI on organizational sustainability and culture,” said Lisa Brown Alexander, President & CEO, Nonprofit HR.

An overview of the survey data will be presented via webinar on Monday, September 21 by Lisa Brown Alexander, and Emily Holthaus, Managing Director for Nonprofit HR’s DEI practice. Full results from the survey will be made available to the public in late September 2020.

Press seeking interviews regarding early access to the survey data may email Managing Director for Client Marketing and Strategic Communication, Atokatha Ashmond Brew, at abrew@nonprofithr.com.

Nonprofit HR’s New DEI Consulting Practice
Nonprofit HR’s DEI Consulting Practice supports the creation of more equitable talent management practices in mission-driven organizations. We partner with clients to assist the planning, design, development, and implementation of DEI initiatives, including equity reviews and assessments, DEI related training (board, leadership, and staff), and DEI related facilitation.
About Nonprofit HR
Nonprofit HR is the country’s leading and oldest firm focused exclusively on the talent management needs of social impact organizations. Since 2000, our staff of credentialed experts has advanced the impact of some of the world’s most influential brands in the sector. We focus our efforts on project-based human resources consulting, HR outsourcing, talent acquisition, executive search, knowledge, and research, all with the objective of strengthening the people management capacity of the workforce. This year, we are celebrating 20 years as a talent management capacity-building firm dedicated to the success of our clients.
Excerpt of Nonprofit HR’s DEI Statement
It is a high priority for us to foster and maintain an environment where diversity and inclusion are valued and realized to the benefit of you and the clients that we serve. We believe strongly in treating everyone fairly and value the full diversity of our colleagues, clients, partners, and vendors. Inclusion is how we live our commitment to fairness and diversity. It shapes how we honor the perspectives, abilities, and identities of our colleagues; how we listen to, engage and respond to our clients; and how we connect to and appreciate each other and those we serve. See Nonprofit HR’s full diversity statement.

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