About Us

We are woman, minority and veteran owned.
We are SAM and DHR registered and 508 compliant.
Our Philosophy:

HR4NON-PROFITS was developed with a clear understanding of how non-profit organizations must balance demanding programmatic and organizational needs with limited budgets. We understand that non-profit organizations are sometimes required to meet client needs with restricted resources.

We believe non-profit organizations can and should be progressive, innovative and transformative. We also believe non-profit organizations can be premier employers, who attract and retain highly talented employees. We believe a progressive environment with highly talented employees translate to increased quality, productivity, efficiency, impressive outcomes, memorable experiences and increased funding and revenue.

We are an ecologically conscious company. Our goods, products and services are utilized in a manner that inflicts little to no harm to the environment. Our products are recyclable and reusable.

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National Association of Women Business Owners
Our Value:

HR4NON-PROFITS help our clients free up funds for programmatic or strategic initiatives by increasing productivity and decreasing maintenance budgets. Our solutions generally lower operational cost by at least 6% and sometimes as much as 30%.

  • Our solutions are flexible, holistic, scalable and cost-effective .
  • We focus on emerging and new practices, which create and add value and efficiency.
  • Our team delivers intuitive, imaginative intelligence.
  • We focus not only on customized solutions but also assistance in securing resources to purchase, implement and sustain solutions.
Our Locations:

Our headquarters office is located in Illinois. We have additional offices in Tennessee, Maryland, North Carolina, Arizona, and Atlanta.

Our Team:

The HR4NON-PROFITS team is ready and prepared to deliver in a tactical or strategic capacity with offices in Illinois, Arizona, Maryland, North Carolina and Tennessee. We are ready and prepared to respond to a crisis, an audit or best practice modeling.

Our Founder: Theresa A. Dear

Theresa Dear received her Masters of Science in Industrial Relations and Bachelors of Arts in Organizational Development from Loyola University, Chicago. She is a recognized thought-leader in human resources. She has been a speaker and presenter at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Center for Non-Profit Management. She is also an adjunct instructor at Devry University’s Graduate School of Management, where she teaches training, organizational development and human resources. Theresa continues her education at Harvard University.

We are ready. We are prepared. We are your full-service HR partner.

The HR4NON-PROFITS team exemplify non-profit expertise, broad experience and strong HR competencies. We are innovative thought-leaders and strategists. We are certified and credentialed to create, add and sustain value and respond to organizational challenges and crises.

We know how important it is to operate a high performance organization, deliver excellent programs and services and preserve public trust. We also know how important compliance, governance and accreditation are to the sustainability, strength and stakeholders of an organization. We are prepared to provide assistance on all levels.

NAICS Codes: 541611, 541612, 541820, 525120, 641130 and 711510. We are 508 compliant.

Our strategies and solutions include intuitive, imaginative intelligence. Our distinctive expertise includes:
  • Intuitive, imaginative intelligence
  • Sustainable solutions
  • 100% success rate in defending EEOC claims
  • Non-profit board experience
  • Executive experience
  • Fund development experience
  • Implementation of transformative initiatives and practices
  • Extensive COADOLJCOAEEOC, OFCCP, HFAP and OSHA audits
  • “100 Best Employers” best practice award winner
  • Experience in various non-profit areas including:
    • Advocacy Organizations
    • Churches
    • Colleges
    • Hospitals
    • Social Service Agencies
    • Theatres
  • Federal government, US military, and municipalities
Our affiliations include:
  • American Society of Training and Development (ASTD)
  • Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS)
  • Council on Accreditation (COA)
  • EEOC Institute
  • Harvard University
  • Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • National Association of Women’s Business Owners (NAWBO)
  • National Association of Workforce Development (NAWDP)
  • Non-profit Risk Management Center
  • Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM)
  • Northwestern University Kellogg School of Non-Profit Management
  • National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants
  • National Association of Women’s Business Owners (NAWBO)
  • Chatham Business Association
  • The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals
HR4NON-PROFITS uniquely provide customized solutions and services. Our strategies and solutions include intuitive, imaginative intelligence.

HR4NON-PROFITS recognize that our client’s organizational needs are different and dynamic. We provide solutions and services which advance the organization’s mission, optimize performance and improve efficiency for employees, clients, customers and constituents.

We provide solutions and services to meet immediate and strategic needs, respond to crisis demands and transform organizations.

Our services include:
  • Affirmative Action Plan Preparation
  • Background Checks
  • Benefits Redesign and Negotiation
  • Board Development
  • Climate Assessment
  • COA Preparation and Compliance
  • Communication Strategies
  • Compensation Planning and Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Consultant/Contractor Evaluation and Compliance
  • Cultural Competency Training
  • Diversity Design and Implementation
  • EEOC/DOL/OSHA Response Preparation
  • Employee Relations Management
  • Employee Surveys
  • Executive Coaching
  • Exit Strategy Design
  • Grant Research
  • Grant Writing
  • Group Facilitation
  • Handbook Authoring
  • Healthcare Consulting
  • HFAP Preparation
  • Incentive Design
  • Interim Executive Director Leadership
  • JCAHO Preparation
  • Job Description Design
  • Leadership Development
  • Logic Modeling
  • Mediation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence and Integration
  • Organizational Development
  • Outplacement Assistance
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Management System Design
  • Policy Development
  • Proposal Writing
  • Recognition and Reward Program Design
  • Recruiting (Talent Acquisition)
  • Reference Checks
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
  • Severance Design and Negotiation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Sustainable Solutions
  • Technology Assessment
  • Training
  • Website Design and Development
HR4NON-PROFITS uniquely provides reasonable rates to our clients.

HR4NON-PROFITS understand that non-profit organizations often operate with budgetary limitations. We understand that non-profit organizations experience endowment restrictions and funding shortfalls. Our rates are designed to provide uninterrupted services during funding challenges.

During those predictive periods of funding challenges, we invite our clients to engage us in capacity planning, so we can provide appropriate support. During those unpredictable periods of funding shortfalls, we are committed to supporting our clients through these challenges.

Our rate structure provides a menu of payment selections and schedules including:
  • Three-year contract
  • Retainer
  • Hourly (as needed)
  • Monthly (payment schedule)
  • Quarterly (payment schedule)
  • Per Project

For your convenience we process credit cards payments.