Strengthening and Diversifying the Nonprofit Talent Pipeline

The essay offers four steps for nonprofits to be more strategic about recruiting, retaining, and advancing diverse talent: (1) Nonprofits should recruit from the strength of our sector’s scale and the challenging, meaningful and rewarding work we offer. (2) To retain talent, we must build cultures that support innovation and leadership development (3) Nonprofits must make racial equity and inclusion a strategic imperative so we better reflect the future of America and not its current disparities. (4) Philanthropists should partner with organizations to ensure adequate investment in staff recruitment and development to achieve better impact results.