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.

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.

Young Employee Just Isn’t Respected

Should nonprofit staff see each others’ salaries? We have opinions! Also, Stacey and Andy give some conflicting advice about how to be respected as a younger employee. And Stacey has some great ideas about keeping great board members engaged after they term off the board.

Topics:
  • We’re budgeting, should we hide the salary section from staff? – 0:00
  • How to be respected as a young nonprofit employee – 10:01
  • How do you keep great board members active after they term off?- 20:05
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.

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!

Not My Fault!

One of our vehicles got stolen – how do we tell our donors? Stacey has an idea. This week we tackle the classic question “Do pledges count against our fundraising budget?” Stacey and Andy have differing views on the importance of dressing for a job interview (btw, Andy’s probably wrong), and we offer the 2019 version of silent auction dos and don’ts!

Topics:
  • Crafting messaging around a stolen vehicle – 0:00
  • Counting pledges against the budget – 8:33
  • Silent auction tips, 2019 version – 18:39
  • Job interview attire – 24:48
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.

Good Luck!

What should you do if a funder asks to see client records? Stacey and Andy have opinions! This week we also find out how involved a board should be in the budgeting process, how to deal with random donor requests, and talk to guest expert and seasoned board chair Tanna Prince about whether or not to fire board members for low attendance.

Topics:
  • Funder wants to see client records – 0:00
  • How involved should the board be in budgeting – 5:27
  • Asking A Board Member to Resign (with Guest Expert Tanna Price) – 11:20
  • Random donor requests – 25:36

When the Passion is Gone

What do you tell your donors when you miss your Giving Tuesday goal? Stacey knows! This week we also talk about what to do when the passion for your cause is gone, where to find a whistleblower policy template (the ANN website, for one), and whether you should budget for break-even or a surplus. And Andy and Stacey are completely mystified by a board member who wants to upend the mission because it’s “just a band-aid”.