pre-employment assessments for

Non-Profit & Charitable Organizations

Our Non-Profit Skills Assessment is the perfect fit for HR Teams and hiring managers at non-profits and charitable organizations looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates. 

Industry Snapshot

non-profit organizations in the us in ’22

non-profits employed 10% of the us workforce in ’22

percentage of non-profit workforce paid employees

The non-profit community has experienced many challenges, and yet they have helped soften the economic and social impact of the pandemic for millions around the world. 

This increased demand is pushing many nonprofits to expand their teams. We have 15+ years experience partnering with a number of non-profits and charitable organizations.

We’ve developed an understanding of the qualities that influence success and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified applicants move forward.

We Understand

Non-Profit Roles

Between ensuring your organizations exceeds their fundraising targets to ensuring that money is well spent, there’s no room for mistakes when it comes to hiring.

We have over two decades helping our materials clients identify candidates for some of the most popular roles that exceed performance targets and align well with your culture.

popular roles include:

  • Program Manager
  • Major Gift Director
  • Development Director
  • Social Services Director
  • Member Services Representative

What Makes a Rockstar Employee at a Non-Profit or Charitable Organization?

Our workplace psychologists have partnered with a wide range of clients, from national and regional organizations helping the less fortunate to specialized organizations creating meaningful change in their focus areas.

As a result of this research, we have identified a proven profile of knowledge, abilities and skills that, together, provide a high-level of predictability into whether a candidate will be successful in the role.

Nonprofit and Charitable Organization Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success at accounting firms, and are frequently requested by our clients.

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  • Adaptability/Flexibility: being open to change

  • Dependability: being reliable and fulfilling obligations

  • Initiative: a willingness to take on challenges

  • Integrity: being honest and ethical

  • Leadership: a willingness to lead and offer opinions

  • Persistence: persistence in the face of obstacles

These non-profit organizations Trust HighMatch:

The HighMatch Non-Profit Assessment

HighMatch’s Non-Profit Assessment includes a highly configurable test that’s fast, easy-to-implement and measures personality and aptitude right out of the box.

Best of all, it comes pre-populated with job profiles for the most popular roles. These profiles were built by our workplace psychologists and are validated for accuracy.

For larger organizations, HighMatch can build a personalized assessment tailored to your specific role and culture.

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Nonprofit and Charitable Organization Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success in your organization.

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  • Vocabulary: is the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary and their fluidity in communication

  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way

“[HighMatch] has been excellent. It has made the recruitment process more efficient by cutting down on the number of applicants I interview to find the right candidate, because people who score ‘high’ job fit are great candidates.”

Operations Coordinator, Polaris


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Nonprofit and Charitable Organization Skills

We approach skills testing differently than everyone else. HighMatch skills tests, powered by our modern, testing engine, are short and candidate-friendly.

They are also highly personalized, compiled by our team of workplace psychologists from a pool of components and tailored to measure what matters most in the role.

Skills testing is an important piece of the puzzle, however it’s rarely the whole solution. Our clients couple skills testing with other components to ensure they are getting the full picture of a candidate.

Relevant test INCLUDE:

  • Computer Literacy: This fast, mobile-friendly test assesses candidate’s understanding of basic computer use

  • Microsoft Excel: A quick, mobile-friendly assessment designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of MS Excel

  • Microsoft PowerPoint: This candidate-friendly assessment tests knowledge of basic and advanced MS Powerpoint

  • Microsoft Word: A fast yet comprehensive assessment designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of MS Word

For larger organizations, HighMatch can also quickly create short, personalized and mobile-first skills tests covering topics like Accounts Payable or Email Etiquette, all powered by our modern, mobile-first assessment engine and tailored to your roles.

Download our
‘Improving Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace’ Fact Sheet

The need for consistency in the hiring process is paramount to avoid the dual risks of unconscious bias creeping into the interview process and inability for multiple interviewers to evaluate candidates across a common set of criteria.

Download our D&I Fact Sheet for additional facts around the cost of unconscious bias, and learn how the right pre-employment assessment can help remove bias from your hiring process.


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HighMatch Non-Profit Skills Assessment

Ready to learn how a non-profit skills assessment test from HighMatch can help your non-profit or charitable organization find better quality candidates, increase recruiter efficiency, improve diversity and reduce turnover?

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