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When the Passion is Gone

What do you tell your donors when you miss your Giving Tuesday goal? Stacey knows! This week we also talk about what to do when the passion for your cause is gone, where to find a whistleblower policy template (the ANN website, for one), and whether you should budget for break-even or a surplus. And Andy and Stacey are completely mystified by a board member who wants to upend the mission because it’s “just a band-aid”.

Fundraising in a World of Science

Don’t you hate it when the Executive Director is dating a Board Member? Stacey and Andy do. This week, we also find out whether or not an annual report is still required, and hear some amazing end-of-year fundraising tips from expert fundraiser Clay Buck.

So close!

Our next episode is so feature packed that it’s taking a little extra time to get it posted. (Also, Giving Tuesday…) Stay tuned!

Promote All the Volunteer Coordinators

Ah, the double-edged sword of government grants. This week, Andy remembers he has to pay his car insurance, we talk about how to assemble a cash flow projection, Stacey gives some great tips on how to get silent auction items, and we find out whether or not you can put a slow-moving organization’s 501(c)3 on pause. Also, we tackle the ever thorny problem of just where to stick the Volunteer Department.

Weed Money

This week, our guest expert Greg Wilken of Endunamo Consulting answers a tough question about firing a long-tenured employee, Stacey (shockingly!) disagrees with Andy about overhead and optimization, and we find out whether or not to take donations from marijuana dispensaries.

Crystal Dishes

This week, we find out who should participate in creating the strategic plan, and why you shouldn’t volunteer for your own job. Andy provides the best single thing you can have to get your board to understand your financials, and Stacey shares the secret to winning any kind of fundraising presentation competition.

Stay tuned…

We’re planning something special for the next episode, which means it’s not quite ready yet. Stick with us and it should appear later this week.

In the meantime (since you’re here), submit a question! Here’s a sample: “I just read something about nonprofits now needing to publish donor lists. What is that and does it apply to us?”

September might be a stretch

This week, we talk about whether or not a nonprofit always needs to provide its services for free (spoiler: it doesn’t), Stacey provides some tips on how to get gifts from donor advised funds, and Andy gives an organization some bad news about their 501(c) reinstatement. Also, attorney Lyn Beggs explains a new Nevada statute about accepting donations from pharmaceutical companies.

Bi-monthly or Bi-weekly or Something

This week, we learn that bi-weekly and bi-monthly may or may not mean different things, Andy warns about the dangers of accepting “a portion of the proceeds” from strangers, we find out what financial information belongs on a nonprofit’s website, how to handle unusual volunteer requests, and how to survive a founder transition.