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?

Board Development Committee vs. Staff Responsibilities

Where do the responsibilities of the the board development committee start and fundraising staff start? Stacey has some thoughts! Plus, this week we find out when to process year-end donations, and how to keep up with the never-ending barrage of information that we need to know to keep current.

Topics:
  • How do I keep up with the everything I need to keep up with? It’s overwhelming! – 0:00
  • Help! Our board development committee responsibilities overlap with our staff responsibilities! – 9:42
  • What is your policy regarding year-end donations? Do you record based on the date received? – 19:10

Complaining to the Board Chair

What do you do when someone makes a complaint directly to your board chair? Stacey has some thoughts. Also, a board wants to keep the budget a secret from the executive director, and somebody wants to know about booking discounts for services as revenue, so (of course) Andy talks about that for what seems like hours!

Topics:
  • How do I value and book discounts? – 0:00
  • Someone is complaining directly to the Board Chair! – 6:06
  • Should the board keep the budget a secret from the Executive Director? – 14:59
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.

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.