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Board Development Committee vs. Staff Responsibilities

Where do the responsibilities of the the board development committee start and fundraising staff start? Stacey has some thoughts! Plus, this week we find out when to process year-end donations, and how to keep up with the never-ending barrage of information that we need to know to keep current.

Topics:
  • How do I keep up with the everything I need to keep up with? It’s overwhelming! – 0:00
  • Help! Our board development committee responsibilities overlap with our staff responsibilities! – 9:42
  • What is your policy regarding year-end donations? Do you record based on the date received? – 19:10

Management is Chronically Overworking Staff

If the CEO is also the Board President, could we lose our nonprofit status? Stacey and Andy have the answer! Also this week, what to do about nonprofit management that overworks staff, and (alternately) how to handle a staff member that’s taking on too much responsibility.

Topics:
  • Will we lose our 501(c)3 if the CEO is also the Board President? – 0:00
  • Should unpaid staff time be part of a nonprofit’s business model? – 7:08
  • Is my communications coordinator overstepping her role? – 18:22

Who to Thank for an IRA Donation?

Who should we thank if we get a donation from a retirement account but don’t know who the actual donor is? We have a few ideas. Also, this week Andy and Stacey combine a couple of Form 990 filing questions into one mega-question. Finally, we tackle the question on everyone’s mind: employee or independent contractor? And don’t forget to send us your questions!

Topics:
  • How do we thank a donor behind an IRA distribution gift? – 0:00
  • So, we really have to e-file our 990? How? – 6:54
  • Help! Our treasurer hasn’t filed our 990s in years! – 13:45
  • Can an Executive Director be an Independent Contractor? – 21:10

Nonprofits and Social Media Influencers

Video game streamers raised $90 million for charity in 2020. How do we get some of that?! We’re joined by Guest Expert Nick Lynch, CEO of Collidescope to talk about how nonprofits can get started working with social media influencers, streamers and brands.

Topics:
  • How can (and why should) we engage with social media influencers? – 0:00

Lobbying and Advocacy with Guest Expert April Mastroluca

This week, Guest Expert April Mastroluca sets the record straight on lobbying and advocacy! Plus, what should an ED do if a board member recommends a job candidate you’re not thrilled about? We have opinions! And Stacey and Andy have some thoughts on how (and whether) to squeeze your vendors for donations to your organization.

Topics:
  • A board member is recommending a job candidate I don’t like! – 0:00
  • Advocacy and lobbying tips (and corrections) with Guest Expert April Mastroluca – 5:43
  • Should we ask our vendors to donate, too? – 19:56

Board Member Wants the ED to Record a Political Campaign Message

It’s bad board member behavior week here at the Nonprofit Everything podcast! What should we do if a board member wants our ED to record a message talking about what a great board member they are (and oh, by the way, they’re running for office)? And how do you talk a board member out of their own program ideas? We have opinions! Also, Stacey and Andy talk about whether to market to constituents or donors first.

Topics:
  • Should an ED record a campaign ad for a board member running for office? – 0:00
  • Help! A board member is fixated on starting a new program! – 8:57
  • Should we be marketing to constituents or donors? – 17:40

Preserving Culture During Expansion

hould we follow up with a potential board member who expressed interest and then vanished? Stacey has opinions! Also, this week we talk about managing third-party fundraisers, whether there are any benefits to not paying down debt, and how to maintain an awesome work culture during a big expansion.

Topics:
  • Should we follow up with a board member who expressed interest and then vanished? – [skipto time="0:00"]
  • What should we do if people want to host fundraisers for us? – [skipto time="4:51"]
  • Is there a tax benefit to carrying debt? – [skipto time="12:25"]
  • How do we preserve our great company culture when we’re expanding? – [skipto time="20:01"]

Save the Date! The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits 2021 Conference will be held at The Center on October 14-15 in Las Vegas. Click for more information or to register!

Should we be applying for Federal Grants?

There’s just one question this week, but it’s an important one. Guest expert Miles Dickson of Nevada GrantLab joins us to talk about why Nevada nonprofits should be seeking out and applying for federal grants.

Topics:

Save the Date! The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits 2021 Conference will be held at The Center on October 14-15 in Las Vegas. Click for more information or to register!

New episode coming soon!

This episode is taking a little more time than usual, so it won’t be arriving in our normal Wednesday AM spot. Keep your fingers crossed for us, and if we’re lucky it should arrive on Friday. Thanks for your patience.

In the meantime, maybe think up a question or two for us?

Thanks!

-Andy & Stacey