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.

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All Finance Questions Special

If you always skip the finance and accounting questions, maybe take a couple of weeks off! This week, Stacey talks with guest expert Jessica Sayles, CPA, Managing Principal at HRC about reporting in-kind donations on the Form 990, and Andy is of the shocking opinion that the internet is not a good place to learn nonprofit accounting. Finally, we reach all the way back to Episode 13 to answer a question about projecting cash flow.

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  • What are some good resources for an ED to learn basic nonprofit finance?
  • Do we report in-kind services on the Form 990? With guest expert Jessica Sayles of HRC
  • (Re-broadcast) How do you do a cash flow forecast?

Save the Date! The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits 2021 Conference will be held at The Center on October 14-15 in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for additional details!

Are Ratings Agencies Important?

Is there really a difference between getting five stars and four stars with a ratings agency? We have opinions! Also, this week Andy has some thoughts on how to manage a check approval process in a tiny organization, and Stacey knows what to do when people keep connecting you to other people via email.

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  • How do I best follow up when being connected to someone else via email? – 0:00
  • What check approval process should we use for a tiny organization (that doesn’t include the board)? – 3:33
  • How important are the ratings agencies? Is there really a difference between four and five stars? – 12:41

Save the Date! The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits 2021 Conference will be held at The Center on October 14-15 in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for additional details!

The Board Chair Wants to be CCd on Every Email!

Should we write a MOU or a renter’s contract for use of our space? We have opinions! Also, this week Stacey has some thoughts about dealing with a board chair who wants to be CCd on all the ED’s emails, and we share some tips on starting a scholarship program.

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  • Help! The board chair wants to be CCd on every email! – 0:00
  • Should we use an MOU or a renter’s contract if we’re renting space to another nonprofit? – 5:13
  • Any best practices for adding a scholarship program? – 18:49

Save the Date! The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits 2021 Conference will be held at The Center on October 14-15 in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for additional details!

Preparing Your Form 990 for Use as a Marketing Tool

It’s an overstuffed episode! This week, Andy has some thoughts on investing a surplus, Stacey counsels resolve in the face of a morale committee, and they both agree that tracking in-kind donations is worth the trouble. Plus, can the Form 990 really be a fundraiser’s secret weapon?

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  • Do I really have to participate in events organized by the morale committee? – 0:00
  • Should we be tracking in-kind donations? – 7:58
  • Is the Form 990 really a marketing tool? – 15:50
  • How do we go about investing our surplus? – 21:38

Save the Date! The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits 2021 Conference will be held at The Center on October 14-15 in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for additional details!

Ransomware

This week, Andy and Stacey have some potential solutions for bringing on new staff members that you can’t pay very much. And Stacey talks about ransomware with guest expert Francis Johnson, Managing Director of Technology Services for Tech Impact.

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  • How do we attract and keep employees if we can only afford to pay $10/hr? – 0:00
  • Ransomware attacks, with guest expert Francis Johnson from Tech Impact. – 5:53

My boss keeps inviting me to events!

This week Stacey goes deep on generational differences with guest expert and Gallup-Certified CliftonStrengths coach and consultant Maggie Harris.

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  • My boss keeps inviting me to events! – 0:00
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s Nonprofit Everything podcast is sponsored by The LGBTQ Community Center of Southern Nevada, best known as The Center. For more than 25 years, The Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBTQIA+ individuals and those who are underserved in Nevada. The Center is a haven for all, welcoming and celebrating the diversity of our communities and helping empower people to live authentic lives. See thecenterlv.org for more information.

Board Member Insulting Nonprofit Workers

How do you handle a board member that thinks that people work for nonprofits because they can’t hack it in the “real world?” This one makes Stacey use her angry voice. Also, a listener asks if we think starting a podcast is a good idea, and Andy takes far too long explaining the differences between various flavors of financial audit.

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  • What to do about a board member that insults nonprofit workers? – 0:00
  • Should we start a mission-related podcast? – 9:08
  • Is it time to get a financial audit? Which kind? – 17:42
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s Nonprofit Everything podcast is sponsored by The LGBTQ Community Center of Southern Nevada, best known as The Center. For more than 25 years, The Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBTQIA+ individuals and those who are underserved in Nevada. The Center is a haven for all, welcoming and celebrating the diversity of our communities and helping empower people to live authentic lives. See thecenterlv.org for more information.

Board Member’s Troublesome Tweets

Should an organization switch from a 501(c)4 to a 501(c)3? Stacey and Andy have thoughts! This week we also talk about who should own consultant developed content, and what to do when a board member’s social media posts don’t reflect the values of the organization.

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  • Should we switch from a 501(c)3 to a 501(c)4? – 0:00
  • Help! One of our board members is Tweeting racist nonsense! – 8:39
  • Who owns consultant developed curriculum? – 24:0]