Nonprofit Organizational Chart

Check out this nonprofit org chart we built in Pingboard. See how your team can quickly view your nonprofit’s structure, job titles, hierarchy, and staff contact info. This type of interactive org chart is great for increasing transparency and connecting your people.

Below the org chart, we’ve also included the most common nonprofit job titles and descriptions. Use this info to help you build out a well-rounded nonprofit organization.
Nonprofit Org Chart Template
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Download the template above, add your own employee data, and Import into Pingboard.
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Pro Tip You can build your org chart automatically. Instead of filling out a spreadsheet, you can connect your HR system to Pingboard to automatically sync employee data. Your org chart will get updated automatically every time a change happens. We integrate with ADP, Azure, BambooHR, Google Apps, Namely, Okta, and more.

Nonprofit Job Title Hierarchy + Most Common Roles

Board of Directors

Most established nonprofits have a board of directors that volunteer to determine the direction, goals, and strategies of the organization. The board of directors is responsible for ensuring the organization has all of the resources needed to be successful, like finances, staff, and strategic guidance. Here are some more specific tasks that members of the board are responsible for:

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The CEO is the face of the organization and is expected to execute the goals and expectations determined by the board of directors. She is expected to manage the day to day operations of the organization, and it’s common for the CEO to sit on the board so they have a say in the general direction of the nonprofit. Here are a few more specific responsibilities found in the CEO’s job description:

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

The Chief Financial Officer works in partnership with the CEO and board on the development and administration of the nonprofit’s finance policies, accounting, insurance, payroll, and internal controls and auditing. The CFO is responsible for maintenance of records and procedures to adequately safeguard the assets of the nonprofit, and to provide leadership on long-range solutions for cost-effective support, encouraging excellence in the staff, and modeling behaviors and attitudes for a progressive financial function. Here are a few examples of responsibilities found in nonprofit CFO job descriptions:

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

The Chief Marketing Officer is responsible for the development of a strategic communications, public relations, and marketing plan for the nonprofit. This role also directly manages activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization’s brand identity. This individual is an ambassador for the nonprofit and builds relationships with the media and public. Here are a few specific tasks anonprofit CMO is responsible for:

Director of Development/Fundraising

The Director of Development plays a crucial role in identifying opportunities and implementing a fundraising plan. Fundraising strategies should be sustainable, expansive, and ever-growing. Someone in this role oversees event planning, which includes marketing, financial planning, and reporting. Here are a few more specific responsibilities of a Director of Development:

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