- Talent Market is a nonprofit. Yep. I know it’s a crazy concept, but it’s been working like a charm since 2009.Don’t get me wrong — I’m a capitalist pig. But being a nonprofit helps Talent Market serve our clients better. Why? Because it allows us to focus on the long-term and not simply “filling a role and collecting the dough.”While there’s no “fee” at the end of the rainbow, there is something much more important on the line: our reputation. If we do good work for one free-market nonprofit, that organization will likely tell another. And if we help one candidate, that candidate will hopefully tell friends and associates.
Back up the truck, Claire. Did you just say there’s no fee involved? How does that work?
Ah, yes. See number 2.
- Talent Market doesn’t charge for its services.
This begs the question: how do you keep the lights on? Well, just like any other nonprofit — we fundraise! (As a special project of DonorsTrust, Talent Market raises its own funding and does not receive support through or from the general operations of DonorsTrust.)
Since Talent Market does not charge nonprofits for its services, it is only through the generosity of donors (through individual gifts, foundation grants, and voluntary contributions from nonprofit clients) that we can continue our important work. (Hint: In the spirit of Tax Day today, we’d be remiss to not give a shameless plug for a charitable deduction in honor of Talent Market!)Talent Market provides our services at no direct cost to our clients because we know the majority of these organizations lack the resources to pay market rates (private sector recruiters often charge clients 20-30% — even 40% — of annual compensation) for the capability we offer. Don’t believe me? Ask a small or mid-sized nonprofit if it has $40k to burn on a private sector placement fee. Me thinks not.In fact, the total private sector value of Talent Market’s placements to date is over $6.9 million! When you consider Talent Market’s lean and mean budget, it’s clear Talent Market is providing incredible bang for the buck for the liberty movement.
- Talent Market serves other 501(c)3 free-market nonprofits.
Talent Market provides consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise. We do not work for political groups, government entities, private sector companies, PACs, or associations. Finally, we do not work with organizations that address social issues.
- The More We Know About You, The More We Can Help You
If you’re on the job hunt or plan to be soon, now’s the time to send Talent Market your latest information. Having this bit of knowledge about you will help us know when to reach out to you about critical openings. Without it, we’re just a blind squirrel trying to find a nut.You should also keep us updated if you relocate, earn an advanced degree, switch career paths, change relocation preferences, or rescue a dog. (What? We’re dog people.)Now, occasionally candidates ask if we keep their information confidential. To be honest, we immediately share your information with the IRS, Mark Zuckerberg, and the Russian mafia. Then we distribute copies of your resume on car windows around town and in bathroom stalls of local watering holes. I’m kidding. Of course, we keep your information confidential!
- Talent Market is Expanding the Talent Pie
Roughly 72% of the candidates Talent Market has helped place hail from outside the free-market movement. We have helped individuals from the private sector, academia, government, military, and the wider nonprofit space land their dream jobs in the liberty movement. The types of roles we work on include senior management, legal, project management, fundraising, communications, media relations, policy, research, external relations, outreach, marketing, operations, finance, administration, and technology. If you’re looking to join the crowd of 400+ we’ve placed in roles advancing liberty or if you have a friend who is passionate about promoting liberty and looking to get plugged in, reach out to us today!