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Great News from Talent Philanthropy - Vol 1, Issue 1
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Updates from the #FundThePeople Movement
Talent Philanthropy's New Director of Programs
We are pleased to welcome Yolanda Caldera-Durant as our first Director of Programs. Yolanda comes to us from the Connecticut Health Foundation, where she has served as Senior Program Officer and Program Director of the Health Leaders Fellowship. Her previous experience includes leadership development and capacity-building work at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Fairfield County Community Foundation, and various nonprofit groups. 

This new position is supported by the Kellogg Foundation and Ford Foundation. Full Announcement here...
#FundThePeople Funder Retreat
We are looking forward to our premiere learning event for grantmakers, the #FundThePeople Funder Retreat. This intimate gathering will enable funders to explore the benefits, challenges and practical dimensions of investing in grantee talent, with a focus on building a diverse, high-performing nonprofit workforce.

Sessions will use peer-exchange to share promising practices amongst experienced and emerging "talent-investors". We will also share and test new resources from Talent Philanthropy. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund will host this event at their Pocantico Conference Center on May 22-24. Talent Philanthropy team members Jessica Bearman and Poonam Singh will provide expert facilitation.

We wish to recognize the Rockefeller Brothers Fund for their support, and our partners at Grantmakers for Effective OrganizationsLeading Edge, and the Southeastern Council of Foundations for their outreach efforts.

This retreat is completely sold out. Contact us to join the wait list or to request information on future events like this.
The Case for Investing in Nonprofit Talent 
We teamed up with Exponent Philanthropy for the blog post The Case for Investing in Nonprofit Talent.

This piece, which draws on content from the Talent Philanthropy Toolkit, can be helpful for starting conversations with your colleagues and board members - please check it out and share widely.
Our Listening Tour Rolls Into Pittsburgh
Launched in 2014, Talent Philanthropy's ongoing Listening Tour is our effort to learn about the challenges and opportunities facing the nonprofit workforce in diverse communities, and the creative ways in which funders and nonprofits themselves are investing in nonprofit talent. It also gives us a change to share our research and ideas and see how they resonate in the field. The questions, nodding heads and/or pushback we get help us to make our work as relevant and responsive as possible. So far the Tour has gone from Boston to the Bay Area, and has included events at over a dozen Regional Associations of Grantmakers, funder Affinity Groups, chapters of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, and nonprofit academic centers.

The latest stop on the Tour saw our President and CEO, Rusty Stahl, present to nearly 100 nonprofit leaders and funders at several events in Pittsburgh, PA on April 28. The regional nonprofit-focused search firm Nonprofit Talent along with sponsor The Forbes Funds hosted a keynote for nonprofits as part of their "Good Ideas" speaker series. Rusty also led a conversation for funders at Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania. The response was extremely positive, and we look forward to continued collaboration with our new Pittsburgh partners and friends!
Take the Nonprofits, Leadership & Race Survey
We encourage you to take the national survey on "Nonprofits, Leadership and Race". Created by our friends at the Building Movement Project, this important study will provide new data on how issues of diversity, equity and inclusion play out in the nonprofit workforce. We encourage white people and people of color to participate.
Talent Philanthropy is the national campaign to maximize foundation investments in the nonprofit workforce. We are a project of Community Partners. Visit us:  fundthepeople.org
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