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Investing in Nonprofit Talent
Linda Wood, senior director, Haas Leadership Initiatives 

Just the other day, I sat down with a group of foundation leaders visiting from Australia. They said they want to do more to support the people working in the nonprofit sector in their country, and they were looking for examples and inspiration from colleagues in the United States.

These Australian funders are not alone in their desire to invest in nonprofit leadership and talent. At the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, we regularly get calls and emails from colleagues with questions about how best to support grantees to cultivate talent and leadership of their board and staff teams. 

People want to hear real stories about successful funder investments. They want to learn more about how to further the values of diversity, equity and inclusion in the sector, how to listen carefully to the needs of grantees, and how to manage the power dynamic inherent in the work of investing in nonprofit leadership. Read more...

Community Memorial Foundation Field Story Webinar
Monday, January 29
2-3pm (ET)

Overview: In the fourth installment of the Fund the People Toolkit field story webinar series, we will 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. 
NOTE: We encourage you to read the Community Memorial Foundation Field Story prior to the webinar.

Can't tune in during the live event? Register and have the recording delivered to your inbox.
Inspire. Lead. Transform.
April 18 - 20, 2018
Washington, D.C.
Now, more than ever, the world needs the change that only your team can drive.

The Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit is the only nonprofit-focused convening on critical talent and culture issues. Each year, hundreds of forward-thinking social sector leaders, human resources professionals, and culture experts gather at the Summit to exchange ideas and share practices that maximize the full potential of their talent. 

The result? 

Talent and culture strategies get reshaped, problems that once seemed insurmountable get solved, and following the Summit, attendees report improvements in recruitment outcomes, employee retention and engagement, and even organizational performance. 

Are you ready for those kinds of results?

BONUS: Register by March 16th and save $250!
What Trends Will Affect Your Work in 2018?

The nonprofit sector in the United States employs approximately one in 10 workers in the country, and the field is changing quickly. A group of experts and thought leaders in the nonprofit sector at Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy have examined changes in the field and identified 11 trends in philanthropy they expect to materialize in 2018.

We're pleased to see trend #9: A Growing Commitment to Building Nonprofit Capacity: The desire for a more diverse and inclusive nonprofit sector is driving a trend toward increasing investment in nonprofit capacity with an aim of achieving greater impact. Behrens and Franklin said there is a push for foundations to direct more financial support to the infrastructure of the sector itself to increase service capacity and efficiency measures. Read the full report.

What If: Insights from a Decade of Philanthropic R&D

The Durfee Foundation’s What If: Insights from a Decade of Philanthropic R&D report captures the successes and lessons learned from the first decade of the Stanton Fellowship Program. The Stanton Fellowship gives nonprofit, private, and public sector leaders $100,000 and the opportunity to ask big questions and collaborate across sectors to address complex societal challenges. The report includes case studies that demonstrate the importance of open-ended inquiry and investing in leaders with a deep commitment to a place. In addition, it includes a social impact network analysis of the cohort and alumni models. Other regions can customize a program similar to Stanton, which will allow outstanding leaders to refine their visions and reimagine their perspective on urgent social issues. Read the full report.

ICYMI... (In Case You Missed It)
In recognition of the 2nd annual National Day of Racial Healing, Rusty Stahl, president and CEO of Fund the People, shares why racial equity is critical to building a high-performing nonprofit workforce.
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