The Power of the Nonprofit Workforce with Dr. Lester Salamon

Too often in our sector, nonprofit leaders are discussed as if we are walking, talking deficits -- empty vessels needing to be filled with competencies, skills, and knowledge. The truth is that the nonprofit workforce is one of the greatest assets available to our organizations, our funders, and our society! Despite all the challenges we [...]

By | October 16th, 2020|podcast|0 Comments

Racial & Generational Barriers in Nonprofit Careers, Frances Kunreuther and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Interview

Hi everybody. I’m excited to share Episode 3 of Fund the People’s podcast.  First, a few things are on my mind. I want to wish you health and well-being during this pandemic, during the unrest and violence happening in our society. And I want to encourage you as much as possible to stay safe, and [...]

By | October 2nd, 2020|podcast|0 Comments

Investing in Nonprofit Staff as an Equity Strategy, Kathy Reich

In this episode, Rusty talks with Kathy Reich, who works at the Ford Foundation, and previously worked at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. They discuss how, in each foundation, Kathy discovered the need to provide support to the staff of grantee organizations.   Listen in to hear more about: Kathy’s journey in philanthropy and [...]

By | September 25th, 2020|podcast|0 Comments

Treating Leaders Like Batteries, Vu Le Interview

Vu Le is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the former Executive Director of RVC, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities. Vu’s passion to make the world better, combined with a low score on the [...]

By | September 17th, 2020|podcast|0 Comments

Backstory of Fund the People (Org & Podcast)

Do you love nonprofit work, but find yourself frustrated by the starvation cycle, the overhead myth, the racial and economic inequity, and the toxic burnout culture that dampens our effectiveness? Do you want to see change, but you’re now sure how to address these harmful outdated mental models and practices? Or what to replace them [...]

By | September 14th, 2020|podcast|0 Comments