Investing in Equitable Ascension into Nonprofit Leadership

Webinar 4 in the Talent Justice Series

Thursday, July 25, 2019

11:00am-12:15pm (PT) / 2:00-3:15pm (ET)

In this webinar we’ll explore Fund the People’s Talent Justice key research findings regarding the dynamics of inequity in transitions to executive leadership . When nonprofits hire people of color and/or those from other historically marginalized groups to succeed long-serving white CEOs, the new leaders are too often set up to fail by their boards and funders. In order to advance intersectional racial equity in the ascension career phase, funders and nonprofits must invest in environments that encourage learning and risk-taking since these are critical for the success of new leaders but are less often available to leaders of color. We will learn  about challenges and promising strategies to better support intersectional racial equity when ascending into executive leadership.

Webinar presenters: Sonia Mañjon, Executive Director, LeaderSpring, Rusty Stahl, President & CEO, Fund the People, and Yolanda Caldera-Durant, Vice President, Fund the People

Access all of the Talent Justice resources, including the full report, executive summary, toolkit, and infographics at talentjustice.org.

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Investing in Equitable Strategies for Nonprofit Advancement

Webinar 3 in the Talent Justice Series

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

11:00am-12:15pm (PT) / 2:00-3:15pm (ET)

Burnout, limited room for advancement, and poor salaries and benefits make remaining and progressing in the sector difficult for all nonprofit talent. People of color, however, experience even more barriers including exclusionary organizational cultures, limited mentoring, training, and access to professional networks. In this webinar, the third in Fund the People’s Talent Justice Series, we’ll explore the current challenges that nonprofit professionals of color experience to advancing in the sector based on our research. We’ll hear from Chris Melody Fields Figueredo, Executive Director of the Ballot Strategy Initiative Center; Jonathan Brack, Manager, Capacity Building at Tipping Point Community; and Yolanda Caldera-Durant, Vice President, Fund the People. Ballot Initiative Strategy Center and Tipping Point Community are both featured in the Talent Justice Toolkit.  To access all of the Talent Justice resources, including the full report, executive summary, toolkit, and infographics visit talentjustice.org.

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Building Equitable Onramps to Nonprofit Careers

Webinar 2 in the Talent Justice Series

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

11:30am-12:45pm (PT) / 2:30-3:45pm (ET)

Talent justice requires intentional efforts designed to disrupt inequitable systems and processes that people of color and other marginalized communities face in accessing work and advancing their careers in the nonprofit sector. Drawing on Fund the People’s Talent Justice research and tools, participants will explore how inequities manifest in nonprofit recruitment, hiring, compensation. We’ll cover strategies that promote retention at nonprofits and career sustainability in the sector. Presenters include Sasanka Jinadasa, Manager, Equity Strategy and Training, Center for Urban and Racial Equity, Jill Eisenhard, Founder & Executive Director, Red Hook Initiative, and Yolanda Caldera-Durant, Vice President, Fund the People.  To access all of the Talent Justice resources, including the full report, executive summary, toolkit, and infographics visit talentjustice.org.

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Talent Justice Launch Webinar

New Research on Investing in Equity in the Nonprofit Workforce

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

10:30-11:45am (PT) / 1:30-2:45pm (ET)

In the first webinar of Fund the People’s Talent Justice Series, learn about the new Talent Justice research report! Produced by Fund the People and the Center for Urban and Racial Equity, this report offers important findings on the challenges and opportunities of investing in intersectional racial equity in the nonprofit workforce.  

Presenters: Dr. Judy Lubin, President, Center for Urban and Racial Equity, Rusty Stahl, President & CEO, Fund the People, and Yolanda Caldera-Durant, Vice President, Fund the People

To access the entire suite of  the Talent Justice Initiative including the full report, executive summary, toolkit, and infographics visit talentjustice.org.

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

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, vice president, at (203) 701-8887 or yolanda (at) fundthepeople (dot) org.

Past Events

Conference: Embracing Inclusive Leadership:
Uncommon Conversations About Diversity
October 19, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (CDT)
Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management

At the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management’s fall conference, join 200 Chicago-area nonprofit leaders to learn about inclusive leadership and why it matters. Rusty Stahl, Fund the People’s President & CEO, will discuss what diversity and inclusion means for leadership, fundraising, and the future of nonprofit work.

2018 Nonprofit Conference
Power During Challenging Times
October 2, 2018
8:00am-4:00pm (EST)
Connecticut Convention Center

The CT Alliance’s Annual Nonprofit Conference will be an exceptional experience featuring innovative voices from the nonprofit sector. This year’s keynote speaker will be Maryum “May May” Ali, a social worker, activist, and author.  Fund the People’s Yolanda Caldera-Durant, Director of Programs, will present at the  Partners in Philanthropy Foundation Panel to discuss how foundations have supported their nonprofit partners in the current challenging social climate.

2018 North County Nonprofit Forum
September 27, 2018
8:30 am – 3:00 pm (PST)
Lompoc Hilton Garden Inn 

“Invest in Staff, Advance Your Mission” is the theme for the 2018 North County Nonprofit Forum.  The event will kick off with a keynote address by Fund the People’s Rusty Stahl, President & CEO — the national campaign to maximize investment in the nonprofit workforce.  He will share ideas, research, and tools to help you integrate “talent-investing” into your fundraising or grantmaking efforts.

Talent Strategy Summit
September 12, 2018

A premier event with an intentional focus on the values of diversity, inclusion and equity.