Y U HATE GALAS?!

Why, oh why, do you hate galas so much? After 72 episodes of dropping unsubtle hints, Andy and Stacey finally got someone to ask the question they’ve been dying to answer. As you can imagine, they have opinions. Also, a complicated conflict of interest question turns out to have a pretty straightforward answer, and Stacey has some thoughts on how to say “no” to new program ideas.

Topics:
  • Making a donation to offset the salary of a spouse? – 0:00
  • Y U HATE GALAS?! – 8:56
  • How to say “no” to new program ideas? – 20:58
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by the HR Collaborative. The HR Collaborative was formed to help build nonprofit strengths through improved human resources. It provides professional development opportunities, networking and sharing of best practices on HR issues faced by nonprofit organizations. The Collaborative meets bi-monthly. Membership is free and open to anyone who works for a nonprofit and has HR responsibilities. For more information or to attend an upcoming meeting, visit their website at www.hrcollaborativelv.org.

Joining Other Nonprofit Boards

Should a nonprofit pay their employees’ dues when they serve on other nonprofit boards? Stacey has thoughts. Also this week, we talk about contract employees wanting to join the board, and Andy resorts to a sports analogy to make a point about multitasking. Finally, we get some well-earned listener feedback from Girls on the Run ED, Kate McLaughlin.

Topics:
  • A contract employee wants to join the board – 0:00
  • I’m drowning! Any multitasking tips? – 5:38
  • Should we pay for employees to serve on other nonprofit boards? – 17:14
  • Update on using copyrighted music, with Kate McLaughlin – 27:02
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by the HR Collaborative. The HR Collaborative was formed to help build nonprofit strengths through improved human resources. It provides professional development opportunities, networking and sharing of best practices on HR issues faced by nonprofit organizations. The Collaborative meets bi-monthly. Membership is free and open to anyone who works for a nonprofit and has HR responsibilities. For more information or to attend an upcoming meeting, visit their website at www.hrcollaborativelv.org.

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
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.

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.

100% Conflict of Interest

In this jam-packed episode, we find out whether or not you can switch your nonprofit from a 501(c)4 to a 501(c)3, what constitutes a good conflict of interest policy, and if you can reimburse your board members for expenses. We check in with social media expert Heather Curry Frommer, who gives us tips on what channels to use for new donors, and are absolutely shocked to discover that both Stacey and Andy have totally different issues with time management.

Topics:
  • Switch from a 501(c)4 to a 501(c)3
  • A good conflict of interest policy
  • Reimbursing board members for expenses
  • Social Media channels for new donors with Heather Curry Frommer
  • Managing a never-ending to do list

Stickiness and Friction

Should you hire a development director or grant writer first? Or is that even the right question? Stacey knows. Also, we discuss great year-end reflection activities, and bring back our guest Greg Wilken of Endunamo Consulting, who tells us we were way too soft on the ED and Board Member relationship question.