These case making resources will help you develop cogent arguments for investing in nonprofit talent – customized to your particular context. 

Leaders Talk About Talent

Powerful quotations and brief qualitative data points from foundation and nonprofit sector leaders to help you make the case for the necessity and potential of investing in nonprofit talent. Read ›

Top Reasons to Invest in Nonprofit Talent

Succinct anecdotes that can be used to introduce the concept of talent-investing to foundation staff and board trustees, and to communicate the compelling reasons for investing in nonprofit talent. Read ›

Evaluation Data on Talent-Investments by Foundations

Our collection of contemporary reports that offer rigorous evaluative data on the value created when foundations invest in the nonprofit and grantee workforce. Read ›

Talent-Value Chain in the Nonprofit Sector

Examines the ROI of businesses investing in employees, and translates this reasoning to the ROI for investing in nonprofit employees. Includes a narrative and PPT slide deck with data and graphics. Read ›

Funder Myths & Realities

Provides alternative views about some of the harmful assumptions that continue to inform funders’ attitudes and behaviors toward the nonprofit workforce. Read ›

Nonprofit Myths & Realities

Provides alternative views about some of the harmful assumptions that continue to inform nonprofit leaders’ attitudes and behaviors toward the nonprofit workforce. Read ›

Talent Philanthropy

Our initial effort to define the idea and practice of “talent-investing” or talent philanthropy. Argues that there is not a nonprofit leadership deficit, but a deficit of investment in nonprofit leaders. Read ›

The Investment Deficit By the Numbers

Infographic that offers data on the deficit of investment of the nonprofit workforce. Read ›

Less Than We Thought

Analysis of Foundation Center data on the scope and scale of foundation funding for grantee staff development. Read ›

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Fund the People Case Making Collection PDF