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The Return on Investment Grant Question

Will donors care if your Form 990 is late? We have opinions! Stacey has ideas about what to do if you have employees that don’t want to return to the office, and we have a few thoughts on what to do if a grantor says you didn’t make the cut because you “didn’t show sufficient return on investment.” Huh?

Topics:
  • How late is too late for a 990? – 0:00
  • Grantor is concerned about return on investment – 6:14
  • Should I make employees come into the office? 14:58
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits job board. Your one-stop shop for the next step in your career! Searching job listings is totally free, and ANN members receive a big discount when posting new jobs. There are dozens of nonprofit jobs available right here in Nevada (and out of state jobs, too!) Check it out at jobs.alliancefornevadanonprofits.com.

Red Flags for Prospective Executive Director

This week, Stacey has some great ideas for appreciating staff! We also discuss red flags to watch out for when looking at accepting an Executive Director position, whether or not our coat drive really needs to be restricted to coats, and Andy & Stacey enthusiastically respond to, “why can’t I be both Board Chair and ED and everybody on the board is related?”

Topics:
  • Idea for appreciating staff – [skipto time="0:00"]
  • Red Flags to watch out for when considering an Executive Director position – [skipto time="6:39"]
  • Our coat drive was too successful, can we unrestrict some of the donations? – [skipto time="16:34"]
  • Can I be board chair and ED and also be related to the whole board? – [skipto time="22:56"]
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits job board. Your one-stop shop for the next step in your career! Searching job listings is totally free, and ANN members receive a big discount when posting new jobs. There are dozens of nonprofit jobs available right here in Nevada (and out of state jobs, too!) Check it out at jobs.alliancefornevadanonprofits.com.

Young Employee Just Isn’t Respected

Should nonprofit staff see each others’ salaries? We have opinions! Also, Stacey and Andy give some conflicting advice about how to be respected as a younger employee. And Stacey has some great ideas about keeping great board members engaged after they term off the board.

Topics:
  • We’re budgeting, should we hide the salary section from staff? – 0:00
  • How to be respected as a young nonprofit employee – 10:01
  • How do you keep great board members active after they term off?- 20:05
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits job board. Your one-stop shop for the next step in your career! Searching job listings is totally free, and ANN members receive a big discount when posting new jobs. There are dozens of nonprofit jobs available right here in Nevada (and out of state jobs, too!) Check it out at jobs.alliancefornevadanonprofits.com.

More Nonprofit Myths

What are the tax implications of a donor buying a product from us for a beneficiary? Andy’s got that one. Also, Stacey and Andy bust another round of common nonprofit myths. And finally, a doozy: Help! My organization is falling apart! (Plus, exactly zero references to Covid-19.)

Topics:
  • If a donor pays for something that goes directly to a beneficiary, is that tax deductible?
  • Nonprofit 101: More nonprofit myths!
  • Help! Our organization is falling apart!
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits job board. Your one-stop shop for the next step in your career! Searching job listings is totally free, and ANN members receive a big discount when posting new jobs. There are dozens of nonprofit jobs available right here in Nevada (and out of state jobs, too!) Check it out at jobs.alliancefornevadanonprofits.com.

Pandemic HR Questions with Guest Expert Amy Hunter

The adjustment to our new reality continues with a conversation with Amy Hunter from The Simmons Group answering Pandemic related nonprofit HR questions.

Topics:
  • Are we permitted to move salaried employees to hourly? – 3:15
  • How best do I communicate staffing changes? – 5:38
  • How do I make staffing changes without people feeling less important? – 11:42
  • Upsides and downsides of a furlough for an Executive Director? – 19:30
  • We need to do layoffs. How can I help my staff cope? – 29:30

How are Nonprofits Handling the Pandemic?

How are nonprofits handling this unprecedented situation? We hear from nonprofit leaders Kate Hibbard Gaines from Three Square Food Bank, Jamie Weller-Lafavor from Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, and Heidi Parker from Immunize Nevada.

Topics:
  • What has been your response so far? – 0:00
  • How are you handling the drop-off in volunteers? – 10:49
  • We need to cancel our fundraising event. Any strategies or ideas to recover some of that revenue? – 16:20
  • Should we cancel our board meeting and strategic planning session? – 25:00
  • Strategies for nonprofits that are outside the health, education or human services space? – 31:23
  • What are you doing to adjust your asks? – 35:14

Nonprofit or Benefit Corporation?

Should the Executive Director be on the Nominating Committee? Stacey knows! Also this week, Andy gets called out for being wrong about determination letters, and we find out all about Benefit Corporations and Certified B Corps.

Topics:
  • Should the Executive Director be on the nominating committee? – 0:00
  • Does the IRS still send determination letters? – 6:52
  • Is a Benefit Corporation a good option for do gooders? – 12:41
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits job board Your one-stop shop for the next step in your career! Searching job listings is totally free, and ANN members receive a big discount when posting new jobs. There are dozens of nonprofit jobs available right here in Nevada (and out of state jobs, too!) Check it out at jobs.alliancefornevadanonprofits.com.

Employees Badmouthing Your Nonprofit

Can board members have staff titles? Stacey knows! This week we also hear from Guest Expert Tony Golden of Garg Golden Law Firm about what to do if an employee starts badmouthing your nonprofit on social media! And finally, probably the best question we’ve ever gotten on the podcast.

Topics:
  • Should our board members also have staff titles? – 0:00
  • An employee is badmouthing us on social media. Help! With Guest Expert Tony Golden – 6:23
  • How should our nonprofit be spending its money? – 26:03
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits job board. Your one-stop shop for the next step in your career! Searching job listings is totally free, and ANN members receive a big discount when posting new jobs. There are dozens of nonprofit jobs available right here in Nevada (and out of state jobs, too!) Check it out at jobs.alliancefornevadanonprofits.com.

Skilled Volunteer without the Skills

Why can’t you be the ED, Board Chair and Founder all at the same time? Doesn’t that make thing easier? For once, Stacy and Andy completely agree on an answer! We also hear from Guest Expert Stacey Muse, PhD, Executive Director of Nevada Volunteers about how to handle professional volunteers turning in less than professional work.

Topics:
  • Executive Director, Board Chair and Founder, Oh My! – 0:00
  • What to do about poor quality volunteer work? With Guest Expert Stacey Muse, PhD – 4:37
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by the HR Collaborative, presenting “Mission Driven Human Resources for Nonprofits,” a 12-hour training course for HR professionals working in nonprofits. This course is presented over four months, one half-day a month, and focuses on critical people issues that will help your organization achieve success and fulfill its mission. Sessions begin on Tuesday, February 18th.