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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|0 Comments

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 [...]

A Proposal For Change: Talent-Investing – with Host Rusty Stahl

We’re thrilled to announce that our podcast is back with a brand-new sizzling spring season full of great guests and surprises! We continue to innovate, offering a unique conversation examining the intersection of philanthropy and the nonprofit workforce.  In the season’s premiere episode, Fund the People’s Rusty Stahl offers a quick synopsis of season one, [...]

Inauguration Day bop Bonus Episode! With Special Guest Dan Cardinali, Independent Sector

Fund The People: A Podcast with Rusty Stahl is between seasons one and two. But as a bonus to our listeners, we’re excited to bring you our Inauguration Day Special Episode!  First, Rusty Stahl, President and CEO of Fund the People, and host of the podcast offers an urgent call and a vision for a [...]

The Guru on Burnout: Christina Maslach, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

This season, we’ve been exploring the value of the nonprofit workforce in our society, the challenges facing nonprofit workers, and the need for foundations, donors, and government to invest in the nonprofit workforce. Today we’ll be diving more deeply into the topic of burnout, one of the signature challenges we face in our field, and [...]

By | December 11th, 2020|equity, leadership, nonprofit workforce, podcast|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

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|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