People First: Achieving Impact and Equity Through Talent Investment

Friday, January 24, 2020
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110
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Fund the People defines talent investment as the "intentional deployment of resources to support and develop professionals and leaders in the nonprofit workforce." According to their toolkit for maximizing investment in the nonprofit workforce, funders and social investors can draw a bold, bright line between talent investment, performance, impact, and sustainability. Most importantly that bold, bright-line also extends to achieving greater equity inside organizations, across the field and into the communities we serve.

The event will include a plenary, followed by an afternoon session, and then a funders-only dialogue. There are two options for you to participate:

  • Option 1: as part of your registration to USD's Nonprofit Governance Symposium 2020, participate in some or all of these sessions.
  • Option 2: participate in the funder-only session on January 24, with no requirement to register for the governance symposium. To choose this option, click the “REGISTER” button on this webpage, which will take you to the event's Eventbrite webpage. From that webpage, click on the green "Register" button, then click the blue "Enter Promo Code" link at the top left of the screen. Next, enter in promo code "FUNDERSLUNCH" to view the hidden luncheon ticket. This ticket does NOT include admission to the Governance Symposium, it is a ticket specifically for the Funders Luncheon (January 24th, 11:30am - 2:30pm), to be located in the KIPJ Boardroom. This ticket includes parking. 

Below is event timing to help you plan your participation.

Day 1: Thursday, January 23rd

  • 9 AM – 10 AM, Open Plenary Panel Discussion (Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theater) 
  • 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM, Session 3 - Talent-Investing in Fundraising & Executive Management for Executive Directors only (Room E)

Day 2: Friday, January 24th 

  • 12 – 2 PM, Funders luncheon
  • 2:45 PM – 4:00 PM, Fund the People: Why and How Boards Can Invest in Nonprofit Staff. This workshop session will be a follow-up from Rusty Stahl's plenary talk on Thursday; an interactive session that will share more of the Talent-Investing Framework, and engage participants in five practices they can use to invest in nonprofit staff performance, impact, and sustainability.

About the Speaker

Rusty Stahl is committed to ensuring that all Americans have the opportunity to work for social change by forging nonprofit careers. Stahl serves as Founder, President and CEO of Fund the People, a national campaign to maximize investment in America's nonprofit workforce. A visionary and proven social entrepreneur, Rusty is a frequent presenter at local and national philanthropy and nonprofit conferences across the country. His work has been cited in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Nonprofit AF blog, and other prominent media platforms. During 2002-2012, Rusty was founding Executive Director of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), the leadership development network for young and new foundation professionals. Rusty currently serves as Fundraising Chair on the Board of Directors of his synagogue, the Beacon Hebrew Alliance. He served six years as a board member at Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), including as Executive Transition Co-Chair. He has also served on the boards of, Bikkurim: an Incubator of New Jewish Ideas, and Changemakers. Additionally, he has been on advisory boards for the Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, and Indiana University.Rusty earned an M.A. in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, where he was a Jane Addams Fellow and studied with the late Hon. Robert L. Payton, the first-ever professor of Philanthropic Studies.