Nonprofit HR Research & Data

For over ten years, Nonprofit HR has been a leader in nonprofit employment, talent and culture research.

As the need for more social sector-specific data evolves and accelerates, we support nonprofit leaders like you with access to actionable, real-time information to drive your organization’s talent agenda forward.

Coming soon! 2020 Nonprofit Diversity Practices Survey Results

Diversity looks different for each organization and over the years Nonprofit HR has witnessed the impact diversity continues to have on missions. For a second consecutive year, Nonprofit HR sought input from social sector leaders, human resources practitioners, and talent management experts about their diversity practices.

Stay tuned for the survey results report which is scheduled to launch in Fall 2020!

2020 Survey Findings!

69% of respondents to a recent COVID-19 Pulse Response survey say they can accommodate work from home (WFH) for all or staff. Similarly, 69% indicated that their organizations are considering longer-term WFH policies beyond the pandemic.

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  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.

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2019 Report on Nonprofit Diversity Practices

Download a recent 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

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Access More Knowledge Resources on the Talent Management Practices of Social-Impact Organizations!

For the last decade, our landmark annual Nonprofit Employment Practices survey filled a space for much needed nonprofit employment data. In 2017, we decided to return the survey and direct our attention to more timely, focused surveys throughout the year.

We conduct up-to-the-minute research on talent priorities, HR benchmarks for nonprofits, the future of diversity, equity and inclusion in the social sector and more.

Learn the retention practices of nonprofits across North America!

What can your organization do to keep your employees engaged? The first step is to understand where you stand when it comes to retention. Evaluating where you are and benchmarking your retention practices against those of other nonprofits is a great place to begin. At Nonprofit HR, we know that there continues to be limited data available on nonprofit talent management practices and as a result, we remain committed to help close this gap.


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2019 Talent Management Priorities survey results are in!
Download a 4-page 2019 infographic!

What is the nonprofit sector most concerned about in regards to talent management?

488 nonprofit leaders and HR professionals across the country participated in third annual Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities survey. The organizations we surveyed spanned a diverse range of budgets, staff sizes and missions. This infographic showcases the top three priorities that will guide the talent management efforts for 488 nonprofits who participated in the survey. 

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2019 Talent Management Priorities Webinar Recording!

And download this a companion webinar recording to hear insights, impacts from the data, and tips for how your organization can leverage its results.

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Recently Released: 2018 Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey


2017 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey

2017 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey


2017 Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey

2017 Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey


2016 Employment Practices Survey

2016 Employment Practices Survey


HR Benchmarking Survey