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How Investing in People Directly Supports Programs

Nicky Goren, president and CEO, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation Most nonprofit executive directors have experienced running an organization where cash is tight. In my first foray as a nonprofit executive director, I walked into an organization with unrealistic revenue projections and an operating budget tied to those projections. This meant that we were facing a [...]

By | June 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Placing Equity at the Center of Our Work

Yolanda Caldera-Durant, director of programs, Fund the People A few weeks ago I had the exciting opportunity to participate in GEO’s national conference on the organization’s 20th anniversary in San Francisco. Equity was a key theme of this gathering of 950 funders from the U.S. and abroad. Participating in several challenging and thought-provoking discussions, both [...]

By | May 28th, 2018|funders, nonprofit workforce, philanthropy|0 Comments

4 Key Results of Talent-Investing

Emma Spalti, graduate fellow, Fund the People What happens when funders invest in nonprofit staff, and can it go beyond the individual to improve organizational performance and programmatic outcomes? Foundations that have taken the plunge into talent-investing – and measured the results along the way – can offer some insights. In this post, I share [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

9 Strategic (and Inexpensive!) Ways Funders Can Support Grantee Staff

Marianne Philbin, executive director, Pierce Family Foundation Nonprofits tend to sink or swim based not on mission and funding alone, but on the talents of employees. Keeping good employees and equipping them for the work is one of the critical challenges frequently cited by nonprofit leaders, yet funders tend to invest much less in the [...]

By | March 26th, 2018|funders, nonprofit workforce, philanthropy|0 Comments

Key Opportunities to Help Nonprofits Achieve Their Missions

Yolanda Caldera-Durant, director of programs, Fund the People When you think about nonprofits and their work, what comes to mind? Some immediately think about mission, programs, services, outcomes, impact, resources, and funding. Others think about the capacity of nonprofits to effectively and efficiently deliver programs and services to children, youth, families, adults, seniors, and communities. [...]

By | February 26th, 2018|funders, nonprofit workforce, philanthropy|0 Comments

Investing in Nonprofit Talent

Linda Wood, senior director, Haas Leadership Initiatives Just the other day, I sat down with a group of foundation leaders visiting from Australia. They said they want to do more to support the people working in the nonprofit sector in their country, and they were looking for examples and inspiration from colleagues in the United [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|funders, leadership, philanthropy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Racial Equity is Essential in the Nonprofit Workforce

Yolanda Caldera-Durant, director of programs, Fund the People Today, we recognize the second annual National Day of Racial Healing. However, we still have much work to do in the nonprofit sector, and in our country, to demonstrate that we’ve truly embraced racial equity. Our current tumultuous political and social environment speaks volumes about how our [...]

By | January 16th, 2018|nonprofit workforce|0 Comments

What If I Invest in Them, and Then They Leave?

Rusty Stahl, president and chief executive officer, Fund the People Since 2013, I’ve been traveling the country speaking with funders and nonprofits about why they should invest in nonprofit workers. One of the questions both grantmakers and nonprofit executives ask me is "What if I invest in them, and then they leave the organization?” The [...]

By | November 27th, 2017|funders, leadership, philanthropy|3 Comments

Now Available! Fund the People Toolkit

MEDIA RELEASE SEPTEMBER 14, 2017  Fund The People Announces Fund The People Toolkit—The Most Comprehensive Guide For Maximizing Investment In The Nonprofit Workforce Toolkit features content to help funders and nonprofit organizations invest in nonprofit staff as a strategy for improving the performance and impact of the organizations.   BEACON, New York—September 14, 2017—Fund the [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|funders, leadership, nonprofit workforce, philanthropy|0 Comments

Reflecting on Fund the People’s 2nd Annual Funder Retreat

Yolanda Caldera-Durant, director of programs, Fund the People We held our second annual funder retreat, Investing in the Nonprofit Workforce in the Trump Era, at the end of June in Sausalito, California. During our first retreat, I’d been on the job as director of programs for just two weeks. However, this year I had the [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|funders, leadership, nonprofit workforce|0 Comments