Managing Volunteers in a Pandemic

Stacey has a wide-ranging and fascinating conversation about volunteering with guest expert Jacob Murdock, Manager, Volunteer & Community Partnerships at the Mob Museum. And be sure to check out Wild & Free: A Battle Born Podcast, that Jacob co-hosts. (Andy is a regular listener and recommends it!)

  • How do we manage volunteers during a pandemic? With guest expert Jacob Murdock – 1:19
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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!

  • Should we use our origin story? – 0:00
  • What’s the best way to manage a layoff? – 7:51
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The Return on Investment Grant Question

Will donors care if your Form 990 is late? We have opinions! Stacey has ideas about what to do if you have employees that don’t want to return to the office, and we have a few thoughts on what to do if a grantor says you didn’t make the cut because you “didn’t show sufficient return on investment.” Huh?

  • How late is too late for a 990? – 0:00
  • Grantor is concerned about return on investment – 6:14
  • Should I make employees come into the office? 14:58
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Pandemic HR Questions with Guest Expert Amy Hunter

The adjustment to our new reality continues with a conversation with Amy Hunter from The Simmons Group answering Pandemic related nonprofit HR questions.

  • Are we permitted to move salaried employees to hourly? – 3:15
  • How best do I communicate staffing changes? – 5:38
  • How do I make staffing changes without people feeling less important? – 11:42
  • Upsides and downsides of a furlough for an Executive Director? – 19:30
  • We need to do layoffs. How can I help my staff cope? – 29:30

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.

  • 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