Kumbaya

Can you teach old volunteers new tricks (without insulting them?) Stacey knows! This week we also discuss what happens when two nonprofits are really truly in competition with each other, and hear from Guest Expert Greg Wilken about pre-employment testing for marijuana, mandatory paid time off, and whether or not you can microchip your employees!

Topics:
  • Volunteer training for long time volunteers?
  • Competing nonprofits
  • New laws in Nevada for 2020
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.

Chatty Cathy

Happy new year! This week, Stacey gives us around a dozen tips to make your fundraising event registration table better, Andy gets grumpy about the state of nonprofit compensation, and we find out how to get a distrustful finance committee back on your side.

Topics:
  • What’s the secret for a problem-free registration table? – 0:00
  • Am I maxed out on salary? – 7:29
  • My finance committee doesn’t trust me. Help! – 17:44

That’s a Cooper’s Hawk

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Blessed Solstice and Happy New Year! Do you know what Stacey and Andy want for Christmas? More questions from listeners! This week, we make a former board chair feel terrible, help the ED of a small nonprofit get ahead of the game, and talk about whether or not a nonprofit should revise their budget in the middle of the year. Thanks for joining us in 2019, and we’re looking forward to your questions in 2020!

But is it Sustainable?

Hooray! Another Nonprofit 101 question! Is your IRS determination letter enough to not have to pay sales tax? Andy actually knows that one. This week we also find out what to do when a Board Chair won’t stand up to the scary Gala committee, and learn the difference between a sponsorship and a donation. We also discover both Stacey and Andy’s least favorite grant application question!

Topics:
  • Is having a 501(c)3 enough to not have to pay sales tax – [skipto time="0:00"]
  • Our Board Chair won’t stand up to the Gala Committee. Help! – [skipto time="6:23"]
  • What’s the best way to answer “prove this program is sustainable” on a grant application?- [skipto time="14:07"]
  • What’s the difference between a Sponsorship and a Donation?- [skipto time="20:16"]

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Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by Brenda J. Stout, CPA, a full-service accounting firm specializing in Nonprofit Tax Compliance and IRS Problem Resolution.

If this is an emergency, call 911

This week Stacey and Andy discuss whether a board members need organizational email addresses and we talk about what to do when your board treasurer resigns. Finally, Stacey asks guest expert Jessica Sayles from Houldsworth Russo how to value a sponsor’s banner at an event (as well as several other accounting questions that have been disturbing her sleep!)

Topics:
  • Should our Board Members have organizational email addresses? [skipto time="0:00"]
  • How do we value a sponsor’s banner at an event? With Jessica Sayles from Houldsworth Russo – [skipto time="7:12"]
  • Help! Our treasurer resigned! – [skipto time="25:10"]
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by Brenda J. Stout, CPA, a full-service accounting firm specializing in Nonprofit Tax Compliance and IRS Problem Resolution.

Let’s Call Everybody “Volunteer”

What happens when you just need $75,000 more? Stacey knows. Returning genius and HR expert Mary Beth Hartleb tells us whether there’s such a thing as a verbal resignation, and we answer the age-old question, “Do we need an Executive Director or a CEO?”

Topics:
  • Help! We’re $25,000 short! – 0:00
  • Is there such a thing as a “verbal resignation?” With Mary Beth Hartleb from Prism GMG – 8:18
  • Should our top executive be an Executive Director or CEO? – 26:03
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by Brenda J. Stout, CPA, a full-service accounting firm specializing in Nonprofit Tax Compliance and IRS Problem Resolution.

Look out! A bus!

Does a transaction fee count as a donation? How do you plan for your own succession? Do we start a bidding war with event sponsors? Can a donor specify a specific recipient? How do we maximize a happy hour event? Stacey and Andy answer all these questions and more!

Topics:
  • Does a transaction fee count as a donation? – 0:00
  • How do you plan for your own succession? – 3:21
  • Which event sponsor should we choose? – 12:25
  • Can a donor specify the recipient? What if the donation is a car? – 18:11
  • How do we maximize a happy hour event? – 23:54
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by Brenda J. Stout, CPA, a full-service accounting firm specializing in Nonprofit Tax Compliance and IRS Problem Resolution.

Put a Label Over It

This week is jam packed! How do you find companies who match their employee’s gifts? Andy shares a secret! We get advice on how to respond to another organization that really loved your event and wants to copy it, whether or not you should change your nonprofit’s name, and whether or not you can invest your reserve fund. Also, Stacey has tips on what to do if you keep losing new board members, and we find out who exactly can approve a financial report.

Topics:
  • Who matches gifts?
  • Someone wants to copy our event!
  • Should we change our name?
  • Can we invest our reserve fund?
  • We keep losing new board members!
  • Who can approve the financial report?
  • Episode Sponsor:

    Today’s episode is sponsored by Brenda J. Stout, CPA, a full-service accounting firm specializing in Nonprofit Tax Compliance and IRS Problem Resolution.

Aloha!

This week we get an update on Nevada’s Big Give, and Andy and Stacey share one thing they wish they knew before entering the nonprofit sector. We find out what to do if your board asks to see staff performance reviews, and whether or not it’s a good idea to outsource your organization’s finance function.

Topics:
  • What’s up with Nevada’s Big Give? – 0:00
  • One thing you wish you knew before working for a nonprofit – 3:36
  • What if the board wants to see performance reviews? – 11:43
  • Should we outsource our finance function? – 19:07
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by Brenda J. Stout, CPA, a full-service accounting firm specializing in Nonprofit Tax Compliance and IRS Problem Resolution.