Nonprofits need to get smart about the competition for great talent.
Nonprofits and other social sector organizations are successful—or not—because of their people. We have overlooked this truth for years, at the expense of the talent within our organizations and the missions we aim to achieve. Individuals leading and working at social organizations should be as motivated, valued, and effective as anyone else in the workforce. With a focus on talent, the social sector can better meet its full potential to solve society’s challenges.
Leading organizations engaged in social sector capacity-building have come together in recent years to discuss how to make talent a bigger priority. Here, we aim to advance that conversation. In this series, eight different nonprofit leaders will share stories from the field and highlight real-world results achieved through an emphasis on talent. Co-curated by ProInspire CEO Monisha Kapila and Net Impact CEO Liz Maw, the series will explore four main themes: the business case for investing in talent, reasons why funders should invest in talent, best practices in talent investment, and how to grow talented leaders.