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People &
Organizational Strategy

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People & Organizational Strategy Needs

Antonio Cortes, PhD

Managing Director, People & Organizational Strategy

Are you seeking a strategic thought partner to reimagine sustainable and innovative people management processes for your organization? Do you need help designing a talent strategy or fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace for your staff?  Welcome to People & Organizational Strategy at Nonprofit HR, where we holistically address the highest level of people management challenges and opportunities facing organizations of all sizes, missions and complexities.

Our expert consultants bring dozens of years of experience exclusively serving the nonprofit sector, partnering with associations, foundations and social enterprises across every mission type. We are a nationwide firm and have partnered with organizations across the country. Our comprehensive approach integrates deep expertise in all aspects of the people management lifecycle to drive unparalleled organizational effectiveness and results.

From HR and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) assessments to crafting strategies and programs for performance management, learning and development, and career pathing, we offer a full range of solutions that cover every aspect of attracting, growing, and developing your people. Every engagement is customized to achieve optimal results, laser-focused on enhancing organizational culture, efficiency and performance.

Our consultants provide expert-level thought partnerships that challenge the status quo, shift paradigms, and empower mission-driven talent to innovate and collaborate with a greater awareness of intention and impact.

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What our project-based engagements focus on:


From evaluating HR effectiveness and structure to examining recruitment strategy, workplace culture and DEIB practices, we offer customized assessments to guide your organization toward maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Our holistic approach covers all aspects of talent management, providing strategic insights and recommendations for optimizing your workforce and organizational design. Whether focused on internal process refinement or gaining external perspectives on stakeholder needs, our assessment services are designed to empower your organization’s journey toward lasting impact and success.

Solutions Architecture

In today’s dynamic nonprofit landscape, achieving and sustaining organizational success requires more than just a series of disconnected initiatives. It demands a comprehensive approach to people management — one that cohesively addresses talent strategy, DEIB, competency development, career pathing frameworks and performance management. Let us empower your organization to unlock its full potential and drive meaningful impact. Our work includes implementation of our designed solutions, education of individual contributors and people managers, and setting up measurement models to ensure long-term success.

Learning & Development (L&D)

In the dynamic world of nonprofits, investing in continuous learning and development is paramount for driving success and achieving your mission. Our comprehensive L&D services encompass strategy, program design and facilitation, all customized to meet your organization’s desired outcomes. Whether the focus is leadership development for staff and board members, specialized training in DEIB, compliance, or cohort-based programs, we offer personalized solutions to address your specific requirements.

Certified Coaching

We believe in the transformative power of coaching to drive personal and professional growth. Our comprehensive coaching services are designed to empower individuals and teams to reach their full potential, whether you’re an executive looking to enhance your leadership skills, a team seeking to improve collaboration and communication, or an individual striving for personal development. Our experienced, certified coaches offer personalized approaches tailored to your unique needs, including leadership, team, career, executive, and personal development.

Advisory Services/Additional Support

From fostering inclusive workplace cultures to navigating complex HR policies, our expert advisors provide strategic guidance and support tailored to your unique needs. Collaborate with us for thought partnership, impartial workplace investigations, establishment and governance of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)/Affinity Groups/DEIB Committees, and development of employee handbooks and policies. With our tailored solutions, gain strategic insights and practical guidance to address challenges and seize opportunities, empowering your organization to thrive.

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DEI Staff Retention Strategy Use Up 28%

The number of nonprofits where there is a formal employee retention strategy was found to be up 61% from the previous year, according to data from a Nonprofit HR survey. Read the Nonprofit Times article about the survey with commentary from Nonprofit HR’s Tracye Weeks, Managing Director, Strategy & Advisory.

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Congratulations to our client, StoryCorps, for sharing their story on 60 Minutes!

StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. Watch this segment preview highlighting One Small Step, their most recent project bringing people with different political views together for meaningful conversation.

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Nonprofit HR is often sought after regarding social sector research and talent. This area provides HR-related news and insights to publishers, editors and reporters of all major and social sector-specific outlets.

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