New Manager is Too Quiet!

What are some board status quo things that need to change? Stacey has some ideas! Also, we have some strategies for helping a new manager that’s too quiet. Andy has thoughts on what financial policies are required, and we’ve included an encore answer (from June 2020) by Guest Expert John Waldron!

Topics:
  • What should we do to shake up a static board?
  • How do I handle a new manager that won’t speak up?
  • What financial policies should we have in place?
  • Taking a stand on social justice issues, with Guest Expert John Waldron (Encore!)

Managing Two Very Different Employees

What are the most important questions your board and staff should be able to answer about your organization? Stacey has some thoughts! Also, this week we talk about how to manage two very different employees, and continue our nonprofit startup conversation with a question about what a board member should look for in a startup nonprofit board.

Topics:
  • What questions about our organization should our board and staff be able to answer?
  • What should a prospective board member be looking for in a nonprofit startup?
  • How do I manage two employees who are completely different?

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

Dog and Pony Show

This week we find out if staff should be invited to board meetings, and how to prepare if a funder wants to see your facilities. Stacey has some thoughts about a board member who wants to be a loaned executive (with no supervision), and we hear about Nevada’s new raffle and charitable gaming law from attorney Katie Hoffman from Fennemore Craig.

Topics:
  • Should staff be invited to board meetings?
  • New Nevada rules for raffles and charitable gaming (with Guest Expert Katie Hoffman of Fennemore Craig)
  • A board member as a loaned executive
  • When a funder wants to see the facility
  • 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.

    Did we mention the $20,000 board commitment?

    This week, Andy reminisces about 80s glam rock, we find out the wrong time to talk about board giving, and Stacey shares her best teambuilding secret. We also discuss different kinds of audits and how to deal with a board member intent on ruining your retreat.

    Supercharge Your Fundraising with Paint

    Happy July! This week we learn how many board meetings is too many, the fundraising value of carpet, and how to not be the person responsible for providing coffee for the entire board every month. Stacey rants about committee members, Andy rants about broken spreadsheets, and one of our listeners rants about their board chair.