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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|0 Comments

How Investing in People Directly Supports Programs

Nicky Goren, president and CEO, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation Most nonprofit executive directors have experienced running an organization where cash is tight. In my first foray as a nonprofit executive director, I walked into an organization with unrealistic revenue projections and an operating budget tied to those projections. This meant that we were facing a [...]

By | June 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 Key Results of Talent-Investing

Emma Spalti, graduate fellow, Fund the People What happens when funders invest in nonprofit staff, and can it go beyond the individual to improve organizational performance and programmatic outcomes? Foundations that have taken the plunge into talent-investing – and measured the results along the way – can offer some insights. In this post, I share [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|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

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

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