Upcoming Events & Speaking Engagements

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, director of programs, at (203) 701-8887 or yolanda (at) fundthepeople (dot) org.

Talent Strategy Summit
September 12, 2018
9:00-3:30pm (EST)
The Detroit Zoo

Attention all Executive Directors, CEO’s, C-Suite, Directors and Managers! Mark your calendars for the second annual nonprofit Talent Strategy Summit. This premier event is a great opportunity to learn and share strategies to recruit, develop, and retain diverse talent. Attendees can expect to be part of high level discussions and gain immediate practical leadership skills, with an intentional focus on the values of diversity, inclusion and equity.


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.


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.


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.


Past Events

Making the Case for Investing in Your Greatest Asset: Non-Profit People
Foundation Center Webinar
August 14, 2018

Get an inside look at talent-investing in practice and learn how to use it in your own organization


Fund the People: How and Why to Invest in the Staff of Grantee Organizations
Philanthropy New York
May 16, 2018

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

Watch as we explore how the Illinois-based Community Memorial Foundation holistically invests in strengthening nonprofit professionals and organizations.


The New York Community Trust Field Story
Toolkit Webinar Series
November 17, 2017

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.


Bush Foundation Field Story
Toolkit Webinar Series
October 10, 2017

In 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.

Watch Now

Funder Retreat
Sausalito, CA
June 28-30, 2017

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

Fund the People Toolkit is the most comprehensive resource for maximizing investments in the nonprofit workforce. Rusty Stahl, founder, president, and CEO of Fund the People, introduces the toolkit and takes questions in this web chat.

Watch Now

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

Funder Briefing,
Philanthropy New York

“Unleashing the Power of Nonprofit People:
Advancing Your Mission by Investing in Grantee Talent”

Watch Now
Rusty Stahl Interview on 
Listen Now

Webinar for the Forum of
Regional Associations of Grantmakers

Webinar for Emerging Practitioners
in Philanthropy (EPIP)