The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 151: The Foundations of Effective Talent Management


What do you need to know about talent management to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your team? Today’s episode features an excerpt from part one of a three-part Blackbaud webinar about how better talent management can up your fundraising game featuring Eric Bowman, talent manager at Texas A&M Foundation. Listen in to hear what Eric has to say about what talent management is, the building blocks of talent management, and the importance of determining your organization’s mission, values, goals, and strategies.

After listening to the episode, click on the link to the webinar in the Resources section to watch the full recording, where you’ll hear from Stacy Rooney, business consultant principal at Blackbaud, whose discussions will also include how to seamlessly integrate core fundraising systems into your talent management practices

Topics Discussed in This Episode:

  • Eric’s background
  • What talent management means
  • Examples of function areas of talent management
  • The building blocks to effective, aligned, coordinated talent management
  • Determining mission, values, goals, and strategies
  • Talking and thinking about competencies
  • Building core processes
  • The new-hire experience
  • Making sure that people can grow in their role

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Notable Quotes:

“The ultimate driver to an organization’s success is its people.”

“Having a defined vision, mission or purpose, and values are critical to help the entire organization know why they exist, where they are going, how they will get there, and how they should act along the way.”

“You cannot expect CRM-level performance if you only have Excel-level resources.”