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.

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 retire 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.

Our most widely recognized piece of research is the Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey, which we’ve conducted annually since 2007. We also conduct research on talent priorities, HR benchmarks for nonprofits, the future of diversity, equity and inclusion in the social sector and more.

Browse our data and research reports below.

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Recently Released: 2018 Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey

What is the nonprofit sector most concerned about when it comes to talent management? Each year we answer this question in our Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey. Access our interactive data portal or infographic to see the full results and read more about how organizational talent management priorities will impact the sector as a whole in 2018.

2017 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey

In our 10th annual Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey, we found that while nonprofits are continuing to hire more aggressively than for-profits in 2017, the gap is narrowing. However, nonprofits are not advancing their talent and culture practices in order to keep up with the competition. View our interactive data portal to learn what your organization can do to get ahead.

2017 Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey

What is the nonprofit sector most concerned about when it comes to talent management? That’s what we endeavored to answer in our inaugural Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey. The results shape how we and others who serve the nonprofit sector respond to its unique needs. They should also shape the way your organization directs its efforts around talent and culture in 2017.

2016 Employment Practices Survey

Nonprofit hiring was on the rise in 2016 while for-profit hiring remained stagnant. The bad news? Most nonprofits do not have the recruitment, retention and engagement strategies they need to succeed in today’s competitive market.

HR Benchmarking Survey

Is your nonprofit’s HR department up to speed? Compare the staffing, cost and structure of your organization’s HR function to others in the sector and see how you stack up via our HR benchmarking survey report.

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If there is a topic you’re eager to learn more about, please don’t hesitate to contact us here. We understand the demand for progress and positive impact within the social sector is more pressing now than ever, so we’ll make every effort to cultivate research and data based on your needs and recommendations.