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Field Story Webinar – March 28, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2:00 - 3:15pm ET In an environment of high nonprofit staff turnover, frequent executive director transitions, a state with no budget (Illinois), the Pierce Family Foundation is committed to investing comprehensively in the staff of the housing and homeless services organizations they fund. Their support ranges from executive transitions, to professional development for mid-level nonprofit staff, to [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Keynote Address – March 7, 2017

VAFRE National Speaker's Forum Fundraising for Your Nonprofit’s Workforce: How Fundraisers, Executives, and Board Members Can Maximize Investment in Virginia’s Nonprofit Workforce Nonprofits do important work in our community. Investments need to be made in the talented nonprofit workforce that drives that work in order to ensure maximum organizational impact. Join us as Rusty Stahl, [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Funders Gather to Learn About Investing in Grantee Workforce

At the end of May, a group of foundation CEOs and program executives gathered in New York State to share how and why they invest in talent development at grantee organizations and across the nonprofit sector. They included funders who are deeply-experienced "talent investors," and those who are just beginning such work. They traveled from across the country - from Georgia to Boston, from California to [...]

By | July 1st, 2016|featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yolanda Caldera-Durant Appointed Director of Programs

April 2016 – After an extensive national search, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Yolanda Caldera-Durant as Talent Philanthropy’s inaugural Director of Programs. In this role, Yolanda will advance research, education and other activities that seek to maximize foundation investments in a diverse, effective, impactful and sustainable nonprofit workforce. She begins May 9, 2016. This new position has [...]

By | April 1st, 2016|featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hewlett Foundation Declares the Value of Investing in Nonprofit Talent

The influential Bay Area-based Hewlett Foundation has released a new report Moving Arts Leadership Forward: A Changing Landscape, and the accompanying blog post What Do Arts Leaders Really Need?, in which they share their findings from research and insights from seven years of investing in talent in California's arts nonprofit field. Read the pdf report... The first line in the [...]

By | March 17th, 2016|featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Celebrating Nonprofit Labor

As we celebrated Labor Day this month, several Op-Eds in The New York Times Opinion Page highlighted issues of engagement in the American workplace. First, Barry Schwartz contributed a brilliant piece on how meaningful work can increase employee productivity and profit (August 25). Then Arthur Brooks discussed motivation and stress while rising up the ranks (September 5). [...]

By | September 16th, 2015|featured, Uncategorized|2 Comments

“Philanthropy Hour” Podcast Interview with Rusty Stahl on Talent Philanthropy

June 24, 2015 -- Rusty was recently interviewed by Greg Cherry, a consultant and former grantmaker, on his new podcast, "Philanthropy Hour". Below we have re-posted the blog post that accompanied the episode. Be sure to check out philanthropyhour.com to hear other interviews with philanthropic leaders and change makers. Rusty Stahl and the Talent Philanthropy Project Twitter: @RustyStahl and @FundthePeople Rusty Stahl [...]

By | July 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Talent Philanthropy Launches Advisory Council

By Monisha Kapila, Founder and CEO, ProInspire This guest post was written by Monisha Kapila, Founder and CEO of ProInspire and a distinguished member of our new Advisory Council. We love this piece and thought we would share with the #FundThePeople community to give you a sense of what this effort is all about! Monisha posted this on the ProInspire [...]

By | April 9th, 2015|featured, leadership|0 Comments

Fund The Leader vs. #FundThePeople

What does it mean to "fund the people"? Many funders will earnestly and forthrightly state, "when it comes down to it, we fund people." That alway sends a good kind of shiver down my spine. It is a recognition that below all the talk of strategy, the power of relationships, intuition, and passion are still alive. It [...]

By | February 25th, 2015|featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Opportunity Lost: 14 Questions About (NOT) Investing in Leaders

What if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had just marched up to the pulpit of his upper middle class church -- and stayed there, instead of marching into the center of the Civil Rights Movement? What if Rosa Parks had not had access to training in civil disobedience and community leadership? What if Ghandi had spent his years [...]

By | January 28th, 2015|featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments