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What we’re reading: Culture Fit vs. Culture Add

Posted by jennie

With our Partner members and nonprofit participants in mind, we’re always on the lookout for trends and innovations in the nonprofit sector.

In a recent newsletter from the National Council of Nonprofits, a discussion about “culture fit” vs. “culture add” caught our attention.

When it comes to decisions around hiring – or applying for memberships, boards, commissions, or the like – it turns out that placing too much emphasis on who “fits” an organization’s culture may backfire. Learn how, and consider what it means to focus on “culture add,” instead:

Why Inclusive Nonprofits Should Consider a “Culture Add” Over a “Culture Fit” (Massachusetts Nonprofit Network)


Why we need to end the culture of “Cultural Fit” (NonprofitAF)


3 reasons you should stop hiring for “culture fit” (Fast Company)


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