You read that correctly. We’ve helped one thousand amazingly talented individuals land critical roles in the free-market movement.
We are both excited and humbled to hit this milestone. And to appreciate where we are now, you have to rewind 13 1/2 years.
In 2009, Tracie Sharp (President and CEO of State Policy Network) and the late Whitney Ball (then President and CEO of DonorsTrust) had an idea for an organization that would be dedicated to providing the free-market movement with the talent it needs. Whitney and Tracie understood that next to financial resources, human capital is the most critical component to advancing liberty. Even if free-market organizations are well-financed, they cannot succeed without talent. Later that year we launched Talent Market. In the years since, we have become a critical part of how the liberty movement finds talent.
Talent Market has assisted more than 230 nonprofits, including national organizations, state-based think tanks, and numerous start-ups. We’ve placed talent in 46 different states and placed hundreds of individuals in virtual roles. At any given time, Talent Market is managing dozens of critical searches for talent for free-market organizations.