Project Case Study: Human Resource Audit for a Nonprofit Client

Million Meal Movement


Million Meal Movement is a non-profit charitable organization that assembles and supplies meals for needy families throughout the state of Indiana. The organization provides individuals and businesses the opportunity to either sponsor or participate in packaging meals, which are then provided to local area food banks for distribution to the needy and food insecure. Since 2007, they have packed over 29 million meals. The business is small but has designs to grow. At the time of the analysis, there were (4) full-time regular employees plus a Board of Directors consisting of (7) business professionals from various industries and backgrounds, most of whom are small to medium-size business leaders or executives.

“The WR2 process was very effective and so were the tools that BEST was able to employ in such a short period of time. We gained immediate value and not only lowered our HR risk, but now have a growth-oriented strategic plan for our future.”
– Dan Hintz Co-Founder & Chairman
Million Meal Movement


The Executive Director, who currently leads the human resource (HR) function, shared that she envisions the organization to grow to 20 paid employees within the next 3-5 years. No one within the organization possesses an HR background and the Executive Director is confident that as much as she feels it is going well, the organization is not prepared or equipped to handle the growth she foresees. She thinks that there may be significant risks ahead that could derail the organization as it grows. BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group was engaged to perform a human resource analysis/audit to identify critical human capital risks that may impede the projected growth, thus providing a road map to prepare and plan effectively. The project scope included:

  • Helping the business to understand many of the compliance hurdles that will impact the organization as it continues to grow and the best or next practices it can begin to put in place now to plan for that growth.
  • Provide support in reducing risk exposure by uncovering critical human capital risks that either currently or in the future will impact performance, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Provide the necessary tools and resources that will lay the foundation for compliance and support of the HR function.

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    BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group

    BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group is a retained executive search and business advisory/consulting firm that specializes in small-to-medium sized companies, with an emphasis in the horticultural, hydroponics, consumer products, crisis management and business restructuring categories. BEST serves companies nationwide and globally in an active and evolving market. Through a well-connected network of colleagues and a sophisticated predictive behavioral screening system (that we call “BEST Behaviors”), BEST drives our client’s growth and success through a focused and consultative approach.


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