Trends by Industry: Nonprofit and Government

Each year, Business Talent Group releases the High-End Independent Talent Report, looking across industries and business functions to analyze how business leaders deploy top independent talent to fill critical skill, expertise, and leadership gaps. Here are the key nonprofit and government trends for 2021.

Tackling society’s biggest challenges requires the brightest minds and the ability to quickly put them to work against an ever-evolving set of initiatives. Nonprofit and government leaders have found that help in the independent talent market. This year, interim leadership, innovation and R&D, and strategic planning top the list of most in-demand needs that will allow nonprofits to adapt, innovate, and make a bigger impact in a rapidly changing world.

PROJECT CATEGORIES: Nonprofit and Government

57% Strategy
20% Operations
13% Interim Executive
10% Organization



Interim Leadership

Innovation and R&D


Growth Strategy

Marketing and Sales

Product Strategy and Launch


Project Management

Growth Strategy

Corporate and Business Unit Strategy

Strategic Planning

Business Plan Development


  • Serve as an interim CFO to temporarily lead the organization
  • Develop a vaccine investment strategy with an emphasis on manufacturing
  • Build a pharmacovigilance and regulatory affairs portfolio strategy
  • Develop a global marketing function and strategy to support initiatives in multiple countries
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