Joining Other Nonprofit Boards

Should a nonprofit pay their employees’ dues when they serve on other nonprofit boards? Stacey has thoughts. Also this week, we talk about contract employees wanting to join the board, and Andy resorts to a sports analogy to make a point about multitasking. Finally, we get some well-earned listener feedback from Girls on the Run ED, Kate McLaughlin.

Topics:
  • A contract employee wants to join the board – [skipto time="0:00"]
  • I’m drowning! Any multitasking tips? – [skipto time="5:38"]
  • Should we pay for employees to serve on other nonprofit boards? – [skipto time="17:14"]
  • Update on using copyrighted music, with Kate McLaughlin – [skipto time="27:02"]
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by the HR Collaborative. The HR Collaborative was formed to help build nonprofit strengths through improved human resources. It provides professional development opportunities, networking and sharing of best practices on HR issues faced by nonprofit organizations. The Collaborative meets bi-monthly. Membership is free and open to anyone who works for a nonprofit and has HR responsibilities. For more information or to attend an upcoming meeting, visit their website at www.hrcollaborativelv.org.

Should We Ask a Donor Why Another Nonprofit Got More?

Do nonprofits (in Nevada) need to pay sales tax on fundraising items? Andy knows! What if we know a corporate funder gave a much larger amount to another nonprofit? Should we ask about that? Stacey has an opinion! And finally, what trends do we think we’ll see for the nonprofit sector in 2021?

Topics:
  • Do we need to pay sales tax on fundraising items (in Nevada)? – 0:00
  • Should we ask a corporate funder to give more? We know they gave much more to another organization! – 6:16
  • Nonprofit trends for 2021? – 13:34
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by the HR Collaborative. The HR Collaborative was formed to help build nonprofit strengths through improved human resources. It provides professional development opportunities, networking and sharing of best practices on HR issues faced by nonprofit organizations. The Collaborative meets bi-monthly. Membership is free and open to anyone who works for a nonprofit and has HR responsibilities. For more information or to attend an upcoming meeting, visit their website at www.hrcollaborativelv.org.

Shift to a Fee for Service Model

It’s a super-sized New Year’s episode this week! This week we find out whether a nonprofit needs to file tax returns in every state. Stacey and Andy weigh shifting to a fee-for-service model. And finally: Help! The ED edits all my work!

Topics:
  • Do we need to file tax returns in every state? – 0:00
  • Should we shift to a fee-for-service model? – 9:31
  • Help! My ED edits all my work (badly)! – 21:28
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by the HR Collaborative. The HR Collaborative was formed to help build nonprofit strengths through improved human resources. It provides professional development opportunities, networking and sharing of best practices on HR issues faced by nonprofit organizations. The Collaborative meets bi-monthly. Membership is free and open to anyone who works for a nonprofit and has HR responsibilities. For more information or to attend an upcoming meeting, visit their website at www.hrcollaborativelv.org.

Managing Volunteers in a Pandemic

Stacey has a wide-ranging and fascinating conversation about volunteering with guest expert Jacob Murdock, Manager, Volunteer & Community Partnerships at the Mob Museum. And be sure to check out Wild & Free: A Battle Born Podcast, that Jacob co-hosts. (Andy is a regular listener and recommends it!)

Topics:
  • How do we manage volunteers during a pandemic? With guest expert Jacob Murdock – 1:19
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Both Christmas Card and End of Year Letter?

Should we send both an end of year letter and a Christmas card? Stacey knows! (Andy doesn’t). What should we do if a board member applies for a staff position? And Guest Expert Greg Wilken, CEO of Endunamo Consulting helps us figure out whether an executive director should keep her own employee file.

Topics:
  • Help! A board member is applying for a staff position! – 0:00
  • Should we send both an end-of-year letter and a Christmas card? – 10:33
  • Does the executive director keep their own employee file? with Guest Expert Greg Wilken of Endunamo Consulting – 18:01
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Do for-profit salespeople make good fundraisers?

Do for-profit salespeople make good fundraisers? Maybe! Also, this week Andy and Stacey evangelize program related investments (again,) and discuss whether a fiscal sponsorship or full 501(c)3 is the way to go.

Topics:
  • Do for-profit salespeople make good fundraisers? – 0:00
  • What’s a program related investment and how do I get one? – 13:25
  • Should we get a 501(c)3 or a fiscal sponsor? – 21:03
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Is it Legal to have a Single-Ethnicity Board?

Just two questions this week, but one of them’s juicy. Guess which one: Should we pay a professional auctioneer for our silent auction? or Is it legal to have a single-ethnicity board? As always, Stacey and Andy have opinions!

Topics:
  • Should we hire a professional auctioneer for our live auction? – 0:00
  • Is it legal for a nonprofit to have a single-ethnicity board? – 8:20
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by Immunize Nevada. Arm yourself by getting your annual flu vaccine. It protects you, your family, and those working on the front lines. Do your part. Get your flu vaccine by Nevada Day. Visit nvflufighter.org for more information and to find free and low-cost clinics.

A Board with a Budget Deficit

A jam-packed episode! This week we explore whether the the Executive Director should be present for the board retreat, how to manage a grumpy finance committee when the financials are never ready, and if a non-compete agreement is an appropriate tool to use to keep you development director from fleeing. Finally, should you be wary of joining the board of an organization that runs a budget deficit? Stacey and Andy have opinions!

Topics:
  • Should the Executive Director attend the board retreat? – 0:00
  • Help! We can’t get the books closed before the finance committee meeting! – 9:48
  • Should we make our new Development Director sign a non-compete agreement? – 19:04
  • Should I join the board of an organization that runs a budget deficit? – 26:13
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by Immunize Nevada. Arm yourself by getting your annual flu vaccine. It protects you, your family, and those working on the front lines. Do your part. Get your flu vaccine by Nevada Day. Visit nvflufighter.org for more information and to find free and low-cost clinics.

Equipment Policies and Data Security with Amy Sample Ward of NTEN

Now that everybody is working from home, we rely on guest expert Amy Sample Ward, CEO of NTEN, to help answer a question about equipment policies and data security. Also, is it time to switch over to video testimonials? Stacey has some ideas!

Topics:
  • Should we transition to video testimonials? – 0:00
  • How do we protect our employees and our nonprofit now that everybody is using technology at home? With guest expert Amy Sample Ward, CEO of NTEN – 7:37
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by Immunize Nevada. Arm yourself by getting your annual flu vaccine. It protects you, your family, and those working on the front lines. Do your part. Get your flu vaccine by Nevada Day. Visit nvflufighter.org for more information and to find free and low-cost clinics.