Social Enterprise Advisory Services

Social enterprise leaders build thriving organizations when they have a holistic approach to people management. However, each organization has unique people management needs. Our Social Enterprise Advisory Services help enterprises meet their missions by intentionally designing exceptional employee experiences—from hiring and onboarding to performance management to recognition and rewards—that are tailored to your strategy, capacity and resources.

Our shared corporate values influence how we approach people management by empowering our team to think, act and be extraordinary, agile, impactful, accountable and authentic!

We work with nonprofit and for-profit social enterprises of all mission-types including agriculture, climate change, community and economic development, education, environmental, financial, health, housing, human rights and social justice, philanthropy, sustainability and technology. We serve organizations with regional, national and global reach.

Definition of a Social Enterprise

As defined by the Social Enterprise Alliance, a social enterprise “is an organization created for impact. It uses a sustainable and earned income business model with a governing structure focused on stated social or environmental goals. It invests a significant portion of its revenue, profit or assets into expanding this stated mission.”

Nonprofit HR’s Social Enterprise Advisor

Patty Hampton, CSP - Nonprofit HR

Patty Hampton, CSP
Chief Social Impact Officer and Managing Partner
Direct: 202.644.7423

Meet Patty Hampton, passionate and committed leadership and talent management champion for social enterprises. As an executive in residence, Patty is the creator of the firm’s new social enterprise collaborative and spearheads multiple strategic initiatives. In her role as Managing Partner, she co-leads the firm’s business and financial strategies and is a member of the Senior Management Team. Read her full bio.

Patty Hampton can help you imagine a social enterprise community where people are the catalyst for global good.

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Glows Bulb in handsWe help social enterprise leaders affect change and build thriving organizations!

We believe in helping you to fill the void left when public and private sectors do not work together. Our social enterprise consultants are deeply committed to effecting social, environmental and societal change. Each of our consultants listens, advises and guides our work in a way that yields results for you and the communities that you serve.

Ways that we serve social enterprises:

Connect with us to access the talent management support needed to scale, transform and disrupt economies. Our team of experts knows what it takes to realize impact and drive results.

   SHRM Certified Professional - SHRM-CP    SHRM Senior Certified Professional   HR Certification Institute - PHR  Certified Staffing professional

Our Social Enterprise team maintains current HR knowledge and expertise to address the needs of your organization, including consultants with the following credentials:

  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
  • SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
  • Certified Staffing Professional (CSP)

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Nonprofit HR Clients in the News

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. Click here to view the full 13-minute segment.

Webinar Recording:

Reset: Identify, Develop & Sustain High-Performing People for Your Social Enterprise

Presenter: Patty Hampton 

Reset: Identify, develop & sustain High performing people for your social enterpriseThe people you attract to your social enterprise are just as important as the mission itself. Identifying the qualities of the team you want to build is just as important, as is creating space for your people to develop can ultimately lead to a high-performance culture. But how does one make time for this necessary component of running a social enterprise while simultaneously juggling other critical business priorities? Register now and hear from social enterprise advocate and champion, Patty Hampton. Hampton will uncover:

  • Why your people are key to the success of your social enterprise
  • Best practices in attracting a mission-focused workforce
  • Actionable steps to engage and sustain a culture that will help meet your business priorities
  • Characteristics of high-performing people who own their results

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Get more social enterprise updates on The Switch!

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Post Pandemic Social Impact Leader featuring Billy Shore

This episode featuring Billy Shore, Founder & Executive Chair, Share Our Strengths, contains CEOs, executive directors and other C-suite executives at social sector organizations discussing talent management competencies needed post-pandemic leaders. Listen in as Billy Shore discusses what it means to operate with an engagement, equity and empathy-oriented mindset. Listen now!

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Recent blogs:

Talent & Culture Imperatives that Drive Everything for the Social Enterprise       Social Enterprises: A Well-Known Secret Hiding in Plain Sight
Talent & Culture Imperatives that drive everything for the social enterprise

Talent and culture continue to be the imperatives that drive everything! – Patty Hampton

Dear Social Enterprise Leaders,

I know you will agree that 2020 is the year we will all remember. I am also confident that you will agree that as we pursue bold goals into 2021, work and life will remain top of mind. Chances are, if you had a strategic plan in place prior to the COVID-19 crisis, murder of George Floyd and increased protesting and civil unrest, then you have learned how to intentionally press pause.

Social Enterprises

Over the past few years, I have immersed myself in all things “social enterprise”, a market sector that has been hiding in plain sight since the mid-1800s to the early 1900s! The Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) defines social enterprises as “organizations that address a basic unmet need or solve a social or environmental problem through a market-driven approach.” Tracing the birth of social enterprises in the United States and globally has been fascinating. It’s like being an eyewitness to the spectacular journey of social entrepreneurship before anyone knew the impact it would have today.

Leadership and Crisis Management: What’s the Mystery?     Defining Diversity for Social Impact Organizations – Internally and Externally
Leadership & Crisis Management:

One of my favorite things to do is research social sector trends. Most recently, I began to see a mysterious pattern. I followed links and read about the devastating impact that leaders have on human and social service organizations in this “post” pandemic era. Today’s challenges are merely bringing to light what was already present: a lack of talent management that is sustainable during any crisis. So, what’s the mystery? And, why haven’t things changed?

Defining Diversity for social impact organizations

While the national discussion has moved toward the triad of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), we have seen countless examples of unsuccessful attempts to tackle the basic foundation of diversity. Further, the types of challenges we are called on to solve speak to the fact that many nonprofits lack a true “diversity” strategy. Many human resources and senior leaders champion diversity on some level. Yet, the results of these efforts are not being captured, quantified and documented in meaningful ways that can be leveraged within their organizations or shared across the sector.

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Are you looking for an opportunity to serve as a freelance consultant where you can apply your people management competencies and devote your time, talent and passion to serve social enterprises? Fantastic!

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Partner with us to find, develop and keep the best people for your social enterprise.
Our collaborative approach helps you to meet your mission by intentionally offering exceptional employee experiences, from hiring and onboarding to performance management to recognition and rewards. 

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