Building the Bench: How Funders Can Nurture Diverse Grantee Talent and Build Organizational Strength

Building the Bench: How Funders Can Nurture Diverse Grantee Talent and Build Organizational Strength

Thursday, January 14, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Only 1% or less of foundation grant dollars aim to build up nonprofit professionals, or empower nonprofits to develop their staff. And that has been the case for at least 20 years now.

Investing in nonprofit people should seem like common sense: funders are only as effective as their grantees, and grantees are only as effective as their people. Yet, there are many reasons greater investment in nonprofit talent doesn’t happen.

Join in a dynamic conversation about how to maximize the impact of your grantmaking by investing in nonprofit talent to ensure a diverse, high-performing, impactful and enduring nonprofit workforce.
Rusty Stahl, President and CEO of Talent Philanthropy will share research and recommendations from his organization including, a new national initiative helping grantmakers and fundraisers to maximize a healthy, productive charitable workforce.

We’ll also explore fresh conceptual frameworks, current research, real world examples, and practical ideas for nonprofit talent development. Moderated by Ashley Stewart, Senior Associate - Talent & Leadership Development at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, our conversation will feature leading voices from our region’s foundation and nonprofit communities.

This discussion complements national conversations in philanthropy about organizational performance; diversity, equity and inclusion; social impact; nonprofit leadership; and the real cost of running nonprofits.

This program is for members and invited guests only; lunch will be served.