January 31, 2023

Knowledge Letter - January 2023 - Equitable Sourcing and Diligence; Talent Development for Retention and More

Equitable Sourcing and Diligence; Talent Development for Retention and More

Practical guidance for sourcing and diligence; low-cost ways to develop employees
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January 2023
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Strategies for Social Impact

Philanthropic Sourcing, Diligence, and Decision Making: An Equity-Oriented Approach

By Betsy Doyle, Lyell Sakaue, and Lauren Shaughnessy
Sourcing and diligence processes are at the heart of funders’ ability to meet the moment. 

This article provides practical guidance for donors who want to use their sourcing and diligence processes to increase their contributions in ways that build trust with those doing the hard work and center equity in their decision making. Read more >>

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Resource List on Philanthropic Sourcing and Diligence

By Tiffany Yang and Lyell Sakaue

Go deeper: This resource list compiles articles and reports on nonprofit sourcing and diligence for philanthropy audiences published over the past 20 years. Read more >>
building blocks

How Nonprofit Leadership Development Sustains Organizations and Their Teams

By Lindsey Waldron, Preeta Nayak, Teni Lanre-Amos, and Bradley Seeman
With a few simple practices, nonprofits and NGOs can turn a talent development process into an employee retention tool, a leadership pipeline strategy, and a step toward a more inclusive workforce—all at the same time. Read more >>

Webinar: Leadership Development Tools for Nonprofits

Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Time: 1–2 p.m. ET | 10–11 a.m. PT


Talent development and retention are persistent challenges many nonprofit and NGO leaders face. Luckily, with a few simple practices, organizations can use their talent development processes to meet both challenges—and build inclusive workforces in the process.

Join this complimentary webinar to discover how. We'll cover:

  • A practical, powerful way of building skills and capabilities (the 70/20/10 approach, based on research by The Center for Creative Leadership)
  • How this approach can help transform the culture of an organization, drive professional growth for a more diverse set of leaders, and meet future leadership needs
  • Ready-to-use templates and resources, including sample competencies and example plans
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