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.

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.

A mattress full of cash

This week, Stacey recommends arm wrestling to help determine a cash reserve strategy, we explain the difference between a fiscal sponsor and a fiscal agent, and get a bunch of great information on social media engagement with expert Heather Curry Frommer.

Sorry, but coffee is more important than your cause

This week, Andy finally shows his true colors about his commitment to the nonprofit sector, we discover that it’s probably already too late to start thinking about Giving Tuesday, and talk about what to do with an unexpected surplus. Plus we get a complicated question about fundraising experience for career advancement, and Stacey shares some great tips about landing a good board position.

Did we mention the $20,000 board commitment?

This week, Andy reminisces about 80s glam rock, we find out the wrong time to talk about board giving, and Stacey shares her best teambuilding secret. We also discuss different kinds of audits and how to deal with a board member intent on ruining your retreat.

Supercharge Your Fundraising with Paint

Happy July! This week we learn how many board meetings is too many, the fundraising value of carpet, and how to not be the person responsible for providing coffee for the entire board every month. Stacey rants about committee members, Andy rants about broken spreadsheets, and one of our listeners rants about their board chair.