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. 

The non-profit and charitable community has experienced many of the same challenges facing other industries, and yet they have risen to the challenge and helped soften the economic and social impact of the pandemic for millions around the world. 

This increased demand for their services is pushing many nonprofits to expand their teams, often staffing up in areas, like digital, which enable them to do more with less.  At HighMatch, we have over 15+ years of experience partnering with a wide variety of non-profits and charitable organizations.

Over the years, we’ve developed an in-depth understanding of the qualities that influence success both in the industry and in the most common roles and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified applicants move forward.

Some of our non-profit and charitable organization clients include:

We have experience identifying high quality candidates to fill popular roles such as:

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

Looking to fill a unique role on your team, or simply want to find candidates who will be successful in your organization?

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HighMatch Non-Profit Skills Assessment

HighMatch Talent Insights Platform includes a highly configurable non-profit skills assessment that’s fast, easy to implement and measures both personality and aptitude right out-of-the-box, as well as a fully custom solution that measures individual qualities that matter most to your organization.

Both solutions can be combined with skills assessments, either from our strategic partnership with one of the largest skills testing providers, or our native skills offerings

Combining skills testing with soft skills assessments can provide a holistic view of a candidate’s ability to be successful on the job, leading to better hiring decisions.

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 (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
  • Dependability: being reliable, responsible, dependable and fulfilling obligations
  • Initiative: a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Integrity: being honest and ethical
  • Leadership: a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction
  • Persistence: persistence in the face of obstacles

“[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

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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  • Spatial Visualization: is the ability to hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions. ​This ability has direct bearing on someone’s ability to work with systems (both physical and digital) that have multiple parts and components that contribute to the overall system.
  • Vocabulary: is the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary.  It has direct bearing on their fluidity in communication and their ability to process and understand written documents and spoken instructions – as well as the ability to write and speak clearly and concisely. 
  • Rapid Problem Solving: is the ability to deal with many problems, one after another quickly. ​ It requires developed abstract reasoning skills to quickly recognize links and commonalities between seemingly unrelated objects.  It has direct bearing on an individual’s ability to diagnose problems quickly and recognize when unique solutions are needed.
  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way.  It has direct bearing on an individual’s ability to weigh pros and cons of potential decisions, consider the consequences of potential courses of action, and choose the option that is most sensible.


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Nonprofit and Charitable Organization Skills

In addition to those traits and abilities mentioned above, there are several hard skills that candidates often have to demonstrate knowledge and experience in to be considered viable candidates.

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  • Accounts Payable: this test measures the knowledge of processing payables and vendor invoices, and the posting of journal entries
  • Bookkeeping: this test assesses knowledge of day-to-day transactions, and covers a range of topics, such as debits and credits, business transactions, and basic accounting knowledge
  • Business Etiquette: this assessment addresses questions with regards to appropriate manners and behaviors in the workplace as well as professional environments
  • Computer Literacy (Basic): this assessment measures the skills of a person familiar with some of the technical aspects of computer knowledge as well as terminology and practices
  • Customer Service Mindset: this measures the test taker’s understanding of and attitude about customer service practices, and is designed to measure customer service aptitude
  • Email Etiquette: this test is designed to determine a candidate’s knowledge of email etiquette, and covers a range of topics from email policy, to the structure and layout of email

HighMatch offers the ability to test candidates for all of these skills and many more non-profit skills tests through our strategic partnership with a leading skills provider.  Find out more by connecting with our services team.

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‘Improving Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace’ Fact Sheet

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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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