March 1, 2023

Welcome to the first episode of Season 4 of Fund the People - A Podcast with Rusty Stahl!

In this quick episode, host Rusty Stahl welcomes you back, and sets up the theme for an amazing new season!

Each season of this show has a theme, and together they follow the outline of our Funding that Works Framework.

  • Season 1 explored the problem facing the social sector as a deficit of investment in the nonprofit workforce.
  • Season 2 introduced the concept of Talent-Investing, “the intentional deployment of capital to support and develop nonprofit leaders and workers.”
  • Season 3 explored the 8 Principles of Talent-Investing. These principles offer the values and conceptual architecture upon which the practices of talent-investing can be built.

In Season 4, we’re diving into the 8 Practices of Talent-Investing. In this episode, you get three big ideas that encapsulate and organize the practices, and a synopsis of the 8 practices themselves.

We  invite you to enjoy our catalog of conversations from Seasons 1-3, plus our blog, toolkit, and other resources, here at

Resources from this Episode:

The 8 Practices of Talent-Investing one sheet

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About the author 

Rusty Stahl

A prominent advocate for investing in America's nonprofit workforce, Rusty Stahl is President and CEO of Fund the People, which he founded in 2014. As host of the Fund the People Podcast, he enjoys geeking out about talent-investing with amazing colleagues. He previously served as founding Executive Director of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP).