The National Human Services Assembly is a Washington, DC-based association comprised of over 55 of the largest national nonprofit human service organizations. In aggregate, members and their affiliates and local service networks collectively touch, or are touched by, nearly every household in America—as consumers, donors, or volunteers.

NHSA focuses on shaping public dialogue, improving the business practices of nonprofits, and building capacity for the human services sector. NHSA's priority is to strengthen collaborative practice and policy that promote equality of opportunity and upward mobility for all.

To strengthen health and human services in the United States through the active involvement and leadership of its members.

A just and caring nation that seriously and effectively addresses the human services needs of its citizens.


  1. Provide collective leadership to shape national human services strategies.
  2. Serve as a catalyst for sharing of resources for the purposes of individual/professional development and organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
  3. Increase awareness of the importance of and trust in the nonprofit human services sector.

Its theory of change is that a community of national organizations can achieve this mission by learning together, working in tandem to strengthen their own systems and collaboratively to strengthen national human services organizations and systems.