SHRM & Nonprofit HR Enter Exclusive Partnership to Serve Social Sector


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Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Atokatha Ashmond Brew


SHRM & Nonprofit HR Enter Exclusive Partnership to Serve Social Sector
Special Sector-Specific Convening at Annual Conference to Address People Management Needs of Nonprofits

WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 5, 2022 – The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has entered into an exclusive relationship with Nonprofit HR to offer social sector-specific content during this year’s SHRM Annual Conference & Expo, which will occur in person (and virtually) in New Orleans from June 12-15. The firm will be presenting five concurrent sessions at the conference in a track entitled “Nonprofit HR.” The sessions for CEOs, C-suite leaders, HR practitioners and talent management professionals are designed with the unique challenges and dynamics of nonprofit and social impact organizations in mind and will focus on social impact leadership imperatives for a post-pandemic economy, equity in compensation, benefits and people management practices, leadership, evolving needs of hybrid workforces, culture, disruption and inclusive employer branding.

“Nonprofit mission-driven organizations are an integral part of society and the world of work. We aim to deliver inclusive programming for organizations across diverse missions with partnerships that create community and space for the nonprofit sector,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM. “The push for equitable people management practices is vital and makes good business sense.”

SHRM is the largest HR trade association in the world and impacts the lives of 115 million workers every day. SHRM’s 2022 Annual Conference & Expo focuses on unified HR’s greater effects. Among the lineup of over 200 speakers at SHRM22 will include the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, Bruce D. Broussard, President and CEO of Humana Inc., Timothy S. Huval, Chief Administrative Officer of Humana Inc. Both in-person and virtual attendance will be available.

“This partnership is an opportunity to help raise the profile of social impact organizations, their unique people management needs and Nonprofit HR’s 22-plus year commitment to the sector. The timing could not be better, considering the sector’s continued growth, importance to society at large and its need for the best in talent management and human resources practices,” said Lisa Brown Alexander, President and CEO of Nonprofit HR.

Brown Alexander, along with Nonprofit HR Managing Director of Marketing & Strategic Communication, Atokatha Ashmond Brew and Nonprofit HR Vice President and Managing Partner, Patty Hampton, has been working with Taylor and the SHRM executive leadership team since October 2021 to broker this legacy relationship.

“We encourage all nonprofits to consider sending their key HR and talent management decision-makers to our annual conference. After the tremendous couple of years we’ve all lived through, it’s time to face the future, and we’ll do it better as a unified profession and community,” said Taylor. Brown Alexander also said, “SHRM plays such a critical and global role in the HR and talent management profession. We are honored to have this unprecedented opportunity and look forward to this new chapter in social sector HR history.”


SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Learn more at


Nonprofit HR is the country’s leading and oldest firm focused exclusively on the talent management needs of social impact organizations. We focus our efforts on project-based human resources consulting, HR outsourcing, talent acquisition and executive search. Nonprofit HR also offers customized training, research and events to strengthen the workforce’s people management capacity. Since 2000, our staff of credentialed experts has advanced the impact of some of the world’s most influential brands in the sector. Learn more at

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