There is some great news in the nonprofit sector: it  has continued to grow through 2016. The not-so-great-news for nonprofits, though, is that the changing attitudes, expectations, and preferences in the workforce may make it challenging for them to attract top talent.  The PNP Staffing Group’s most recent study, 2016 NonProfit Salaries, Staffing & Trends Report, has just been released and the findings are invaluable to anyone hiring or seeking employment in the nonprofit sector.

Make yours a great nonprofit to work for

“Nonprofits need to invest in staff training and professional development—a continuing trend not only because of the impact of Millennials in the workplace, but to keep talented staff from leaving,” says PNP Executive VP, Ira Madin. Fundraising, competitive salaries, and employee development are the top three organizational priorities for 2017.

At the heart of the issue, it seems that as opportunities for employment have increased, competition for talent has also grown. Over 80% of the nonprofits surveyed acknowledge that they are addressing issues of overall job satisfaction internally, as well as the need to be seen as an attractive work environment externally.

As Gayle Brandel, CEO of PNP Staffing Group says, “The days of unattractive work environments, too much internal chaos, not enough pay, and grueling schedules no longer give an organization a competitive presence in the talent marketplace.”

While it is very important for a strong nonprofit to have a well thought out and compelling mission- it is just as important for them to have a well thought out hiring strategy for 2017, 2018, and beyond.

More than 1,500 nonprofit organizations participated in the salary survey. Salaries for 42 positions are reflected for five different organizational budget sizes.

Take a listen to my interview with Gayle, where we discuss:

  • Impact of Millennials
  • Trends in Tenure
  • Hiring Strategy
  • And more!

And be sure to download the full reports.

PNP 2017 Greater NYC Metro Area Salary Survey

PNP 2017 Greater Philadelphia Salary Survey

PNP 2017 Greater Washington DC Salary Survey


About Gayle Brandel: President/CEO of PNP Staffing Group, the only full-service staffing company providing Temporary, Consulting, Interim, and Direct Hire staff exclusively to nonprofits. PNP has offices in New York City, Newark NJ, Philadelphia PA, Baltimore MD, and Washington, DC, serving hundreds of nonprofits around the country. Since 1996, PNP’s goal has remained the same: Help those doing good by recruiting exceptional talent, building great teams, and delivering smart support to nonprofits dedicated to fulfilling their missions.

Prior to founding PNP, Ms. Brandel served the nonprofit community for over twenty years in a financial and business management capacity as the CFO of numerous New York City cultural institutions, including The Jewish Museum, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the New York Historical Society Museum & Library. She has authored articles for numerous publications, including the Foundation Center, Association Executive, and the CPA Journal. She is recipient of the 2000 Star Award for Public Service from the New York Society of Association Executives. Ms. Brandel received an MBA from Fordham University and an MAfrom Hunter College. She was a National Urban Fellow, and serves on several nonprofit boards, including the New York Staffing Association. She has been a member of the New York Society of Association Executives, Governance Matters, the Women’s Presidents Organization and the President’s Forum. In 2009-2010, she served as a judge in theSocial Impact Business Competition sponsored by Duke University.