Upcoming Webinar

Making the Case for Investing in Your Greatest Asset: Nonprofit People

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST

People are the greatest asset in any nonprofit organization. By investing in the talent needs of your staff, you can increase their effectiveness while also making the organization more sustainable.
  • What does it look like to invest in nonprofit talent?
  • What types of interventions are available?
  • What works?

Elizabeth Kidd, vice president of Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area–a modest-sized community foundation in western Michigan, will share how they are using small, strategic investments to support executive directors and executive transitions in nonprofits in their community. Latoya Booker, who leads a racial equity organization that is a grantee of Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area, will discuss her experiences as an incoming executive director.

Join this webinar to find out how funders and nonprofits can work together to support and develop nonprofit professionals and leaders. Also, get an inside look at talent-investing in practice and learn how to use it in your own organization.


Speaking Engagements

There are no events scheduled at this time. Please check back.

We’re on a Listening Tour across America’s nonprofit sector!

Since 2013, we’ve shared our work and learned from leaders in communities large and small.

Our events are high-energy, interactive, and inclusive of different styles of adult learning. We share ideas that are informed by research, and offer tools that are informed by the field. We lift-up the wisdom of those in the room, and we strive to empower participants to maximize investment in the nonprofit workforce.

We offer keynote speeches, funder briefings, retreats, conference plenaries and sessions, webinars, guest presentations,and workshops. We welcome the opportunity to partner with associations of funders, nonprofits, and other stakeholders to bring our content to national, regional and local communities.

If you are interested in having Fund the People present, please contact Yolanda Caldera-Durant, director of programs, at (203) 701-8887 or yolanda (at) fundthepeople (dot) org.

Past Events

Fund the People: How and Why to Invest in the Staff of Grantee Organizations
Philanthropy New York
May 16, 2018
9:00 -11:00am ET

How can funders advance nonprofit equity, performance, impact, and sustainability? By investing in grantee staff and the systems that support them!

No matter your size, issue focus or model of your foundation, watch this skill-building workshop to help you gauge why and how talent-investing can be crucial to the success of your grantmaking and the causes you support.


Community Memorial Foundation Field Story
Toolkit Webinar Series
January 29, 2018
2:00 -3:00pm ET
Watch as we explore how the Illinois-based Community Memorial Foundation holistically invests in strengthening nonprofit professionals and organizations. We also discussed the impact the foundation’s talent-investments have on the effectiveness of Aging Care Connections.


The New York Community Trust Field Story
Toolkit Webinar Series
November 17, 2017
2:00 -3:00pm ET
In the third installment of our 2017 toolkit field story webinar series, we provide a deeper understanding of The New York Community Trust’s values, philosophy, and talent-investing practices. We also examine the impact talent-investing has on graduates of the Leadership Fellows Program, and their nonprofit organizations.


Bush Foundation Field Story
Toolkit Webinar Series
October 10, 2017
1:00 – 2:00pm ET
In September, we launched Fund the People Toolkit, which includes field stories that tell talent-investing success stories. On this webinar, you’ll learn Bush Foundation’s top 5 lessons-learned and hear the impact that talent-investing had on nonprofit health leader Syl Jones.

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Funder Retreat
June 28-30, 2017
Sausalito, CA
Fund the People’s annual Funder Retreat is a premiere professional development experience for foundation executives and trustees. Come learn how to invest in the staff of your grantee organizations.

Introducing Fund the People Toolkit
Web chat with Rusty Stahl
September 15, 2017
2:00 – 2:30pm ET
Fund the People Toolkit is the most comprehensive resource for maximizing investments in the nonprofit workforce. You’re excited to use the toolkit in your organization, but what’s included, and how can you best use it? Rusty Stahl, founder, president, and CEO of Fund the People, introduces the toolkit and takes questions in this web chat.

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Field Story Webinar
March 28, 2017

Learn how the Pierce Family Foundation invests in talent development at the Spanish Housing Coalition and other grantees and nonprofits across Chicago. First in Fund the People’s 2017 Field Stories Webinar Series!

Watch Now

Past Events Online

Funder Briefing, Philanthropy New York, “Unleashing the Power of Nonprofit People: Advancing Your Mission by Investing in Grantee Talent”

Rusty Stahl Interview on PhilanthropyHour.org Podcast


Webinar for the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers

Webinar for Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP)