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Philanthropy Saves Money On All The Wrong Things: An Interview with Kris Putnam-Walkerly

This season we’re examining the challenge facing the nonprofit workforce. In Episode 9, we explore the scarcity mind-set inside organized philanthropy itself as a major source of the deficit of investment in the nonprofit workforce. We sit down with Kris Putnam-Walkerly, a long-standing consultant to the funding community (and a past consultant to Fund the [...]

Activating leaders at all levels: An interview with ProInspire founder and CEO, Monisha Kapila

In this episode, we speak with Monisha Kapila, the founder and CEO of ProInspire. ProInspire helps individuals and organizations achieve their potential for social impact. Monisha brings 15 years of experience in the business and nonprofit sectors. Prior to launching ProInspire, she was a Senior Business Manager for Capital One Financial Corporation. Previously, she was [...]

By | November 20th, 2020|diversity, equity, nonprofit workforce, philanthropy, podcast, racial equity|0 Comments

Understanding Funders’ Blindspots: Phil Buchanan and Grace Nicolette, The Center for Effective Philanthropy

This episode focuses on why investing in nonprofit staff is part of effective giving and grantmaking, and why funders too often remain blind to this important dimension of philanthropic practice. Rusty sits down with the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s Phil Buchanan and Grace Nicolette to talk about the challenge of giving feedback and discussing staffing [...]

By | November 13th, 2020|funders, leadership, nonprofit workforce, podcast|0 Comments

Executive Transitions, Equity and Sustainability: Tom Adams

In this episode, we explore the need for investment in healthy executive transitions in the nonprofit workforce. Rusty talks with Tom Adams, a retired (but active) consultant who worked with funders to help establish the practice of “executive transition management” consulting in the nonprofit sector. We discuss issues of racial equity, generational change, building leaderful [...]

By | October 30th, 2020|equity, leadership, nonprofit workforce, podcast|0 Comments

Rusty’s Rants & Reflections: Philanthropy And The President

Fund the People, a Podcast with Rust Stahl presents Rusty's Rants & Reflections Today's episode: Philanthropy & The President Every American president and White House Administration has a relationship of some sort of relationship to philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. It may be policy-related, and it may be personal, and sometimes it’s both. It may [...]

By | October 30th, 2020|nonprofit workforce, philanthropy, podcast|0 Comments

The Power of the Nonprofit Workforce with Dr. Lester Salamon

Too often in our sector, nonprofit leaders are discussed as if we are walking, talking deficits -- empty vessels needing to be filled with competencies, skills, and knowledge. The truth is that the nonprofit workforce is one of the greatest assets available to our organizations, our funders, and our society! Despite all the challenges we [...]

By | October 16th, 2020|podcast|0 Comments

Racial & Generational Barriers in Nonprofit Careers, Frances Kunreuther and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Interview

Hi everybody. I’m excited to share Episode 3 of Fund the People’s podcast.  First, a few things are on my mind. I want to wish you health and well-being during this pandemic, during the unrest and violence happening in our society. And I want to encourage you as much as possible to stay safe, and [...]

By | October 2nd, 2020|podcast|0 Comments

Investing in Nonprofit Staff as an Equity Strategy, Kathy Reich

In this episode, Rusty talks with Kathy Reich, who works at the Ford Foundation, and previously worked at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. They discuss how, in each foundation, Kathy discovered the need to provide support to the staff of grantee organizations.   Listen in to hear more about: Kathy’s journey in philanthropy and [...]

By | September 25th, 2020|podcast|0 Comments

Treating Leaders Like Batteries, Vu Le Interview

Vu Le is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the former Executive Director of RVC, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities. Vu’s passion to make the world better, combined with a low score on the [...]

By | September 17th, 2020|podcast|0 Comments

Backstory of Fund the People (Org & Podcast)

Do you love nonprofit work, but find yourself frustrated by the starvation cycle, the overhead myth, the racial and economic inequity, and the toxic burnout culture that dampens our effectiveness? Do you want to see change, but you’re now sure how to address these harmful outdated mental models and practices? Or what to replace them [...]

By | September 14th, 2020|podcast|0 Comments