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
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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
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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
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Selling My Nonprofit

A listener asks if they need to convert their nonprofit to a foundation before selling it. Really. (This will be fun.) Also, what happens when board members hire their friends for paid contracts? We have opinions! And Stacy and Andy switch roles on encouraging a recalcitrant employee to fill out timesheets.

Topics:
  • Do I have to convert my 501(c)3 to a foundation before selling it? – 0:00
  • How do I deal with a board member hiring a friend? – 7:56
  • Is there a way to get an employee to fill out timesheets on time? – 18:42
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The Threat Section of the SWOT Analysis

Do you *really* have to sign every single thank you note? Is it a bad idea to loan your organization money? And finally, with the zombie apocalypse upon us, is it time to rethink the threats section of the strategic plan’s SWOT analysis? Stacey and Andy have opinions!

Topics:
  • Should I loan my organization money? – 0:00
  • Rethinking the “Threats” section of a SWOT Analysis – 9:29
  • Do I need to personally sign every thank you note? – 22:53
Episode Sponsor:

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Social Media

This week, we hear from guest Expert April Kemp, Integrated Communications & Social Media Manager for CIM Marketing Partners on whether or not you can post the same things to Facebook and Instagram. Stacey has some thoughts about creating a great Letter of Intent, and see if you can guess our answer on whether to hire a board member’s daughter-in-law as an organization’s first ED…

Topics:
  • How do you create a great LOI (Letter of Intent?) – 0:00
  • Can you post the same thing to Facebook and Instagram? With April Kemp of CIM Marketing Partners – 4:13
  • Should we hire an ED who is related to a board member? – 24:15
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.

Layoffs

If your nonprofit has an origin story should you share it? Stacey knows! What’s the best way to manage a layoff, and for that matter, are layoffs the solution to pandemic-related cash flow issues? We have (strong) opinions!

Topics:
  • Should we use our origin story? – 0:00
  • What’s the best way to manage a layoff? – 7:51
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.

Greatest Hits?

It’s the greatest hits(?) episode! Here are a handful of our favorite questions from the archive. Fee for service? Cancelling a program? When the passion is gone? Cash reserves? And more!

Topics:
  • Fee for service – 0:00
  • Cancel Programs – 4:56
  • When the passion for your cause is gone – 9:02
  • Cash Reserves – 16:03
  • We just need 25k more! – 24:00
  • Putting your Nonprofit on Pause – 29:31
  • Burnout from psychically heavy work – 35:42
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.

A Grantwriting Intern

It’s intern week at Nonprofit Everything! What happens if a student worker won’t send you an invoice? And better yet — what should you do if a board member wants their child to work for you as a grantwriter over the summer? Finally, what do you do when it turns out that your new Board Member was also an ED candidate>? We have thoughts!

Topics:
  • Student worker won’t send an invoice – 0:00
  • Summer job as a grantwriter – 7:04
  • Our new board member applied for my ED job! – 16:32
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.