Emirates Foundation Youth Philanthropy Summit 2015
27th – 28th Oct, 2015
Under the patronage of
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of
Philanthropy in Transition: Maximizing Impact Through Deploying Top Talent
Talent management is a key enabler to delivering high impact philanthropy with scalable and measurable outcomes. In the absence of capital assets, people are the most important input driving performance, innovation and sustainability in the organization. Too often in the social sector, insufficient investment is made in talent despite the complexity of creating social value at scale. This affects recruitment and retention of top talent and undermines the professionalization of the sector.
We believe that if global philanthropy is to rise to the challenges the world is currently facing, the sector’s perception of people development must change. It’s time for philanthropy to realize that talent is as important in the third sector as it is in any other and is critical to business success. This year we are back to shed light on efficient ways of managing talent and to confirm its role as a strategic and powerfully transformational input that can support high impact philanthropic investment.