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Embracing Nonprofit Abundance with Nell Edgington

Now more than ever, society needs nonprofit leaders to break out of restrictions and claim our place in this world. We talk with consultant Nell Edgington about her new book, “Reinventing Social Change: Embrace Abundance to Create a Healthier and More Equitable World.”  Nell challenges us to embrace abundance and power as nonprofit leaders. We [...]

By | June 14th, 2021|careers, funders, leadership, nonprofit workforce, philanthropy, podcast|Comments Off on Embracing Nonprofit Abundance with Nell Edgington

The Wisdom of the Nonprofit Crowd – Heather Parish & Lisa May Simpson

Could it be that nonprofit leaders collectively have the knowledge and skills we need -- and we just need the platforms and opportunities to share what we know with each other? In Season 2 Episode 4, you’ll meet a funder whose unique talent-investments demonstrate the power of this idea. The Pierce Family Foundation invests in [...]

By | June 7th, 2021|funders, grants, nonprofit workforce, philanthropy, podcast, racial equity|Comments Off on The Wisdom of the Nonprofit Crowd – Heather Parish & Lisa May Simpson

Closing the Leadership Development Deficit – with Libbie Landles-Cobb, The Bridgespan Group

This episode features the work of Libbie Landles-Cobb, a Partner at The Bridgespan Group, self-proclaimed social sector “talent nerd,” and Fund the People Advisory Council member. Libbie’s research helps us to shift the narrative in the field from a “leadership deficit” to a “leadership-development deficit”. And the programs and consulting she offers provide funders and [...]

By | May 27th, 2021|careers, funders, generations, leadership, nonprofit workforce, philanthropy, podcast|Comments Off on Closing the Leadership Development Deficit – with Libbie Landles-Cobb, The Bridgespan Group

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 [...]

By | December 4th, 2020|funders, leadership, nonprofit workforce, podcast, Talent Justice Initiative|Comments Off on Philanthropy Saves Money On All The Wrong Things: An Interview with Kris Putnam-Walkerly

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

Looking Beyond Leadership: Why Funders Should Support Grantees’ Entire Staff

By Rusty Stahl. There is a vast chasm between the perspectives of foundation and nonprofit leaders when it comes to the state of investing in the people who make up grantee organizations. The Center for Effective Philanthropy’s Strengthening Grantees study compares how foundation and nonprofit leaders rate the need to strengthen various organizational capacity functions, such as [...]

By | September 3rd, 2019|funders, leadership, nonprofit workforce, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Looking Beyond Leadership: Why Funders Should Support Grantees’ Entire Staff

Invest in Equity in the Nonprofit Workforce!

Posted by Rusty Stahl, President and CEO, Fund the People The perennial excuse for not hiring diverse people to top-tier, mainstream nonprofit jobs is that the employer could not find any highly-qualified candidates. We know from many sources -- most recently from the Building Movement Project’s great Race to Lead research -- that diverse nonprofit [...]

By | July 31st, 2018|equity, funders, nonprofit workforce, philanthropy, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Invest in Equity in the Nonprofit Workforce!

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|Comments Off on Placing Equity at the Center of Our Work

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|Comments Off on 9 Strategic (and Inexpensive!) Ways Funders Can Support Grantee Staff

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|Comments Off on Key Opportunities to Help Nonprofits Achieve Their Missions