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Nonprofit (Oceania) 2020

The non-profit benchmark is representative of the not for profit sector. These organizations tend to be highly mission driven and often in service of disadvantaged groups and indivudals. Employees in this sector tend to work in nonprofit management, public policy, civic service and philanthropy.

  • Emerging

    Benchmark status

We consider this an emerging benchmark: it has enough data available for us to use bootstrapping to create a representative sample. As the sample grows in size, some scores may slightly change. Our research has shown that our bootstrapped scores are consistent with our standard benchmarks. Read more about the methodology.

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Industry breakdown

  • Non-Profit Organization Management


  • Nonprofit Organization Management


  • Civic & Social Organization


  • Public Policy


  • Public Safety


Are employees committed to their organizations?

Engaged people are emotionally committed to their organization. These people stay at their organizations longer and are more productive and effective. Successful organizations have more engaged employees.

72% of Nonprofit (Oceania) employees are engaged

This is in the top 46% compared with the overall average.

The average eNPS score for organizations in this benchmark is 18 and is in the top 43% compared with the overall average.

Understanding the engagement questions

Engagement is defined through these five industry-standard questions from Culture Amp’s engagement survey template.

I am proud to work for [Company]


5% above global average

I would recommend [Company] as a great place to work


1% above global average

I rarely think about looking for a job at another company


Same as global average

I see myself still working at [Company] in two years' time


1% below global average

[Company] motivates me to go beyond what I would in a similar role elsewhere


2% below global average

The highest scoring question for Non Profits Oceania had 91% of People agreeing that they are proud to work for [company] (+5% compared to overall) while they were generally most positive about Social Connection.

People in Non Profits Oceania were generally least favourable about Service & Quality Focus, and were most negative towards 'When it is clear that someone is not delivering in their role we do something about it' with 19% of people disagreeing (-1% below average).

How long do people stay?

In the short term, 21% of people in this benchmark are thinking of or actually seeking jobs elsewhere (+1% compared to overall) while on a longer time frame, 12% of people see themselves leaving within two years (+0% compared to overall).

The following questions had the biggest impact on whether individuals felt that they were planning to stay at their organization and not actively looking for alternative jobs.


I have access to the things I need to do my job well

80% favorable


Most of the systems and processes here support us getting our work done effectively

59% favorable


I have access to the learning and development I need to do my job well

80% favorable

Learning & Development
Average Glassdoor ratings

We’ve connected the employee feedback data for each company included in the benchmark with ratings from, which is one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites combined with a growing database of company reviews, CEO approval ratings and more.

Overall Rating

3.0 stars (-0.8)

Culture and Values

3.0 stars (-0.9)

Work Life Balance

3.1 stars (-0.7)

Compensation and Benefits

3.0 stars (-0.6)

Career Opportunities

2.8 stars (-0.8)

Recommend to Friend

57.0% (-14)

CEO Approval

68.0% (-16)

Are staff empowered with results?

Organizations in the Nonprofit (Oceania) benchmark on average gave 2% of employees access to reports with their survey results. This is below the overall average of 10% and demonstrates that organizations in this benchmark are more likely to share via offline and traditional formats.

An interesting reference point is that the average proportion of managers in organizations is 12-15%, with some industries higher than others (New Tech was closer to 20%).

  • Global average


  • Nonprofit (Oceania)


  • How does Nonprofit (Oceania) compare?

    People in Non Profits Oceania were much more positive than average regarding Decision Making and Social Connection.

    On the lower side, People in Non Profits Oceania had much lower favorable scores than average in Fairness and Voice.

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