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Mar 29, 2023

In this episode Lisa sits down with Jonna Davis, Operations & Funds Manager from The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), to discuss her organization’s talent management practices as they navigated the onset of the COVID19 pandemic and continue to navigate organizational growth. 

Tune in to hear:

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic amplified the organization’s ability to put their values in practice
  • How the organization is building in guidance and tools for staff to support an effective flow of feedback
  • Why a science based approach was the most effective in informing the advancement of the organization’s leave policies

About FFAR

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) connects funders, researchers and farmers through public-private partnerships to support audacious research addressing the biggest food and agriculture challenges. FFAR’s mission is to build collaborative partnerships to support audacious science addressing today’s food and agriculture challenges. They envision a world in which pioneering, collaborative science provides every person access to affordable, nutritious food grown on thriving farms. Learn more about FFAR on their website.

About Jonna

Jonna Davis joined the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) in November 2021 as the operations and impact director, responsible for enhancing operations and assessing the impact of FFAR’s research funding. After spending over a decade in global development, she joined FFAR with a desire to apply her experience to impactful work in the United States. She’s especially interested in the intersection of agriculture and climate change. Read Jonna’s full bio.

About Lisa

Driven to serve the often-overlooked people management needs for the social impact sector, Lisa set out to build a market where one didn’t exist. She founded Nonprofit HR, the leading talent management firm in the country that works exclusively with the nonprofit sector. Read Lisa’s full bio.

About Switch

The Switch offers access to Nonprofit HR’s talent management knowledge presented by our expert consultants, media partners, and guests from across the social impact sector. For over 20 years, Nonprofit HR has produced content that illuminates critical, timely and insightful knowledge for leaders of social impact organizations. Insights from this podcast shine light on the full talent management lifecycle, from employee attraction to organizational culture, engagement, performance management and retention.