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.

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.