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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

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