By Rusty Stahl, The Foundation Review, Vol. 5, Issue 3, October 2013

This is the seminal article defining the idea and practice of talent philanthropy. It begins by reframing the talent challenge facing the nonprofit sector, arguing that rather a leadership deficit, the challenge is an deficit of investment in leaders. Then it lays out the idea of talent philanthropy as a new mental model and practice for funders and fundraisers alike. This section includes a definition, guiding principles, and examples. The article concludes with thoughts on future research and practice.