Nonprofit HR Insight Library

Get our latest insights on the topics that matter most in nonprofit talent, culture and leadership.

Our work with hundreds of nonprofit organizations over the years has afforded us with a rich repository of insights that we believe can help you as you manage and lead your organization’s people function. Discover the latest insights from our Nonprofit HR insight library on topics like talent, culture, leadership and more.

We invite you to access and download these resources for research, insight and tools you can immediately use to advance your organization’s talent management priorities and commitment to creating a vibrant and equitable workplace and workforce.

New Release: 2023 Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey Results

Culture and engagement; learning and development; and performance management were the top three talent management strategy areas survey respondents focused on in both 2022 and previously, in 2021. After another year full of changes and growth in the sector, this report reveals some exciting shifts in the top three areas of focus for 2023.

Find the following and much more inside this infographic:

  • How talent management priorities have shifted for nonprofits
  • Top three talent management priorities for 2023
  • Demographic insights on respondent organizations

Plus, view this WTOP interview with Lisa Brown Alexander, President & CEO of Nonprofit HR, and Rebecca Dixon, Executive Director of National Employment Law Project (NELP) as they overview the most significant results from the report and the ways nonprofits can win at talent management in 2023. Click here to read the article and watch the full interview!

2022 Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey Results

Access this signature instrument that assesses and reveals what social sector organizations are most concerned about regarding managing their people resources for 2022. In this survey, Nonprofit HR researchers collected information pertaining to the full lifecycle of talent management and other related topics such as talent acquisition, culture and employee engagement, total rewards and beyond. The results shared in this publication are representative of organizations in regions across the nation and are inclusive of all social sector mission types, budgets and sizes ranging from large to mid-sized to micro.

View this infographic as well as the survey results overview webinar recording and past year’s results!

2021 Nonprofit Talent Retention Practices Survey Results

It is critical in this season of ongoing uncertainty for mission-driven leaders to understand their workforce and have a plan for sustaining their highest performers. At the same time, growing evidence suggests that employees are making different decisions about their careers, who they want to work for and where. What’s more? The Great Resignation, a recent trend of premature resignations, is occurring at a time when 80% of Nonprofit Retention Practices Survey respondents indicate that they don’t have formal retention strategies. To better understand these trends and their impacts, Nonprofit HR sought input from organizational leaders about their retention practices for 2021 and the results are in. Download the survey results and find out what mission-driven organizations are doing to keep their high-performers and increase employee engagement!

Download the full report now to view this brand new data!

Nonprofit Return to Workplace Pulse Survey Report

Leaders from 635 mission-driven organizations in the U.S., Canada and Australia responded to the Nonprofit Return to Workplace Pulse Survey and shared insights on progress, concerns and lessons learned from implemented return-to-workplace and work-from-home plans. The responses point to several critical findings, most notably that more than half of respondent organizations are considering future remote work options for any position that accommodates remote work. What is also clear is that nonprofits have been able to shift and sustain their talent management priorities during the pandemic and create new efficiencies to sustain and grow impact. This infographic also includes the summary results of plans and steps taken to ensure uninterrupted service delivery to millions across communities served.

Download the full report now to view this brand new data!

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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 nonprofits 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, and more

See survey responses and more!

New Report on 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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