Movement Talent was launched in 2020 to introduce a new way of finding, supporting, and maximizing talent for social justice organizations in the U.S. In this episode, Rusty speaks with its founder, Linda Nguyen, about the ways they have been working towards a more collaborative, equitable, holistic, and efficient approach to talent in progressive social movements.
The conversation covers Movement Talent’s role as a support system at the organizational level, and at the individual level as well. Also, and probably most importantly, they discuss the new effort’s work as a “membrane”, which looks to promote cross-learning on talent-related issues amongst organizations with the belief that they can fortify one another as an ecosystem.
Other topics discussed:
The needs Movement Talent seeks to address.
Benefits of investing in “people-systems” internally within organizations and externally in the ecosystem in which organizations operate.
Movement Talent’s accountability to social, racial, gender, economic, and environmental justice.
See more about Linda and get access to all links and resources mentioned on the show at fundthepeople.org