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Speaking Engagements

Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation
19th Annual Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness
Tucson, Arizona
March 2, 2018
9:30am -3:30pm 

This year’s theme is “Leading in an Age of Disruption” and will feature a keynote presentation by Rusty Stahl, founder, president and CEO of Fund the People. There will also be an engaging panel discussion during the lunch-hour, and the afternoon will offer attendees a choice of four highly-engaging and unique workshops presented by our community’s most influential leaders.

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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

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 will also discuss 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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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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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.

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!

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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)