Talent Tip #76: Believe It or Not: Talent Market is a Nonprofit
Let’s face it, some things are too good to be true. For example:
- Sizzlean bacon
- Milli Vanilli
- 8-Minute Abs
- Flex Seal
- The Grapefruit Diet
But some things are oh-so-good and also true. For instance:
- Wine has health benefits
- Pets can lower your blood pressure
- Talent Market is a nonprofit
Yes, you read that right. Talent Market is a project of DonorsTrust, a 501(c)(3) public charity. We’ve been around for six and a half years, and I’m still coming across folks who think Talent Market is a for-profit. So, I thought I would use this space to dispel that notion.
Here’s some background.
Talent Market believes that human capital is the most critical component to winning the war against an ever-expanding government and evaporating liberties. Even if liberty-oriented organizations are well-financed, they cannot succeed without talent.
Talent Market exists to address this critical need – to assist free-market 501(c)3s by identifying, evaluating, and placing the best and brightest individuals in key mid/senior and executive level roles within the liberty movement. In addition, Talent Market consults with nonprofits about a variety of issues related to talent. We work exclusively with free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.
Talent Market provides these services at no direct cost to our free-market nonprofit clients. We do this because we know the majority of our clients are operating on shoestring budgets and lack the resources to pay market rates for the capability we offer. In fact, the total private sector value of Talent Market’s placements to date is over $4 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.
Since Talent Market does not charge nonprofits for its services, it is only through the generosity of supporters that we continue our important work. Talent Market raises its own funds from individuals, organizations, and foundations.
And while we’re explaining what we do, we should also point out what we don’t do. We do not work in politics, nor do we work with organizations that address social issues. We do not work with 501(c)4s, 501(c)6s, 527s, or government entities. We’re not here to save the whales or the Brazilian rain forests (though we appreciate both). We’re just here to help liberty-oriented nonprofits find the talent they need to be successful.
I am pleased to tell you that since its inception in 2009, Talent Market has assisted more than 160 nonprofits and has placed more than 270 individuals in critical roles in the free-market universe.
Did I mention wine is good for you? Cheers.