September 14, 2017

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

 Fund The People Announces Fund The People ToolkitThe Most Comprehensive Guide For Maximizing Investment In The Nonprofit Workforce

Toolkit features content to help funders and nonprofit organizations invest in nonprofit staff as a strategy for improving the performance and impact of the organizations.


BEACON, New York—September 14, 2017—Fund the People today announced the release of Fund the People Toolkit, the most comprehensive guide for maximizing investing in the nonprofit workforce. The toolkit provides practical guidance, promising practices, and illustrative data on the value of talent-investing, and features six content areas:

  • Case Making: making cogent arguments for investing in nonprofit talent
  • How-To Guides: baking talent-investment into the work
  • Field Stories: chronicling how funders invest in grantee talent
  • Building an Inclusive Workforce: investing in equity and inclusion in the nonprofit workforce
  • Discussion Guides: advancing productive dialogue on talent issues
  • Resources: curated content from across the social sector

“Fund the People Toolkit is the most comprehensive guide to help funders and nonprofits make the case for or increase investments in the nonprofit workforce,” said Rusty Stahl, president and chief executive officer of Fund the People. “Nonprofit people are nonprofit programs. Investing in the nonprofit workforce is one of the most effective strategies for increasing the performance, impact, and sustainability of nonprofit organizations – and the funders who support them.”

The free toolkit is available at Site visitors may choose to view content recommended for funders and nonprofits, or access all of the resources. They may also choose to view toolkit materials online or download PDF files. After the initial launch, additional content will be released regularly to ensure the toolkit remains a robust hub of knowledge and practice.



Fund the People is the national campaign to maximize investment in the nonprofit workforce. Launched in 2014 and headquartered in Beacon, New York, Fund the People is a project of Community Partners. Fund the People is supported by national and regional philanthropies including Annie E. Casey Foundation, Bush Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Durfee Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Learn more at

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