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Our partnership

A Minneapolis nonprofit organization connected with Horizontal Talent in 2007 during a phase of exciting growth. They needed a staffing supplier who could help them develop their internal IT department. We jumped at the chance to support this nonprofit’s mission to help schools and students improve their educational outcomes. Over the years, we’ve continued to assist this nonprofit with contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire staffing needs.

Their need

This nonprofit was established in 1994 to help students in higher education succeed. As they continued to grow, they needed to expand their internal IT department to keep up with increasing demand. Like most nonprofits, this organization’s budget was limited. This meant they needed to hire exceptional talent at competitive rates. Horizontal Talent was eager to take on the challenge.

Our solution

Horizontal Talent delivered IT candidates to help this nonprofit build the teams tasked with creating core applications used in their service offerings. Our shared core values allowed us to identify with this nonprofit and understand their needs right away.


In 2014, this nonprofit procured a small list of staffing suppliers who could provide them with more competitive pricing and stronger candidates than they’d been getting from most of their suppliers. Since we had already proven be a reliable partner, Horizontal Talent was selected as one of three preferred vendors.

Their benefit

Over the years, Horizontal Talent has proven to be a pivotal staffing partner for this nonprofit. They trust us to deliver strong candidates in a timely manner. They appreciate our flexibility and creativity in coming up with unique solutions to provide the right talent within their budget constraints.


We’ve placed a significant number of consultants with this nonprofit—from application developers and UX designers to project managers and business analysts. Many of these team members have stayed on long-term and become full-time employees. We believe in this client’s mission and are excited to continue to support them in their work.

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