40 min

Talent Matters Remix, Part I: Network-Weaving, Nonprofit Workers, & Social Justice w/ Trish Tchume Fund The People: A Podcast with Rusty Stahl

    • Non-Profit

This is the first episode of Talent Matters Remix, our three-episode series in partnership with ProInspire, co-hosted by Monisha Kapila and Rusty Stahl.

In this episode, Monisha and Rusty talk with Trish Tchume about the tensions between developing individual leaders, and developing networks or communities of leaders. Trish reflects on the article she wrote about network-weaving for the Talent Matters blog series in Stanford Social Innovation Review. She discusses how her experience and thinking has evolved since the piece was published seven years ago in July 2014.

We also discuss Trish’s extensive journey through the nonprofit sector, including her work at Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Community Change, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (where she was the first national director), Building Movement Project, and Idealist.org. Other topics discussed:


Building organizational networks for social justice
Supporting BIPOC leaders
Supporting young people in nonprofit and social change careers
What are you learning from working at a foundation?
Thoughts on social capital and networks during the pandemic and Trump era


We’re partnering with ProInspire to bring you this 3-part series of episodes on the Fund the People Podcast. Talent Matters Remix, which will be released throughout July, will revisit Talent Matters, a 2014 series of essays on the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) blog. These special episodes will be co-hosted by yours truly and Monisha Kapila, ProInspire Founder and Co-CEO. Monisha helped to curate and write the Talent Matters blog series, and our conversations will feature three of the other authors of those posts.

A lot has changed in our society in the seven years since 2014, when those blog posts appeared. We’ve had seismic changes in our politics, economy, society, and the nonprofit sector and philanthropy. It’s time to revisit, reflect, and remix it!

All resources & links mentioned in the show can be found at fundthepeople.org/podcast.

This is the first episode of Talent Matters Remix, our three-episode series in partnership with ProInspire, co-hosted by Monisha Kapila and Rusty Stahl.

In this episode, Monisha and Rusty talk with Trish Tchume about the tensions between developing individual leaders, and developing networks or communities of leaders. Trish reflects on the article she wrote about network-weaving for the Talent Matters blog series in Stanford Social Innovation Review. She discusses how her experience and thinking has evolved since the piece was published seven years ago in July 2014.

We also discuss Trish’s extensive journey through the nonprofit sector, including her work at Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Community Change, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (where she was the first national director), Building Movement Project, and Idealist.org. Other topics discussed:


Building organizational networks for social justice
Supporting BIPOC leaders
Supporting young people in nonprofit and social change careers
What are you learning from working at a foundation?
Thoughts on social capital and networks during the pandemic and Trump era


We’re partnering with ProInspire to bring you this 3-part series of episodes on the Fund the People Podcast. Talent Matters Remix, which will be released throughout July, will revisit Talent Matters, a 2014 series of essays on the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) blog. These special episodes will be co-hosted by yours truly and Monisha Kapila, ProInspire Founder and Co-CEO. Monisha helped to curate and write the Talent Matters blog series, and our conversations will feature three of the other authors of those posts.

A lot has changed in our society in the seven years since 2014, when those blog posts appeared. We’ve had seismic changes in our politics, economy, society, and the nonprofit sector and philanthropy. It’s time to revisit, reflect, and remix it!

All resources & links mentioned in the show can be found at fundthepeople.org/podcast.

40 min