What is it about donors that make them want to give you the stuff in their garage instead of the sweet, sweet cash that we desperately need? We’ve got some ideas! (Spoiler: Andy mentions agency theory again.) Also this week, we delve into the Byzantine hellscape that is municipal code to determine exactly what to put on a single line of a required form. And Stacey provides some clarity on a technical board question about majorities.
Ah, the age-old question — how do we set development goals when we’ve never had a development person before? Believe it or not, Stacey and Andy have some ideas! Also this week, we talk about how to handle naming rights when you’re renovating a building that already has a name. Finally, we tackle a particularly sensitive question that, frankly, is going to be a little uncomfortable for everybody. Sounds fun, right?
Join us this week as Stacy talks about volunteer handbooks with Guest Expert Almendra Johnson, Volunteer Director for Get Outdoors Nevada! Also, what happens when a donor changes their mind about donating property? Yikes!
This week, Guest Expert April Mastroluca sets the record straight on lobbying and advocacy! Plus, what should an ED do if a board member recommends a job candidate you’re not thrilled about? We have opinions! And Stacey and Andy have some thoughts on how (and whether) to squeeze your vendors for donations to your organization.
- A board member is recommending a job candidate I don’t like! – 0:00
- Advocacy and lobbying tips (and corrections) with Guest Expert April Mastroluca – 5:43
- Should we ask our vendors to donate, too? – 19:56
It’s bad board member behavior week here at the Nonprofit Everything podcast! What should we do if a board member wants our ED to record a message talking about what a great board member they are (and oh, by the way, they’re running for office)? And how do you talk a board member out of their own program ideas? We have opinions! Also, Stacey and Andy talk about whether to market to constituents or donors first.
- Should an ED record a campaign ad for a board member running for office? – 0:00
- Help! A board member is fixated on starting a new program! – 8:57
- Should we be marketing to constituents or donors? – 17:40
A listener asks, “Should we risk alienating donors by taking a stand on social justice issues?” Drop everything and listen to the answer from Guest Expert John Waldron, CEO of The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada.
- What do I do with uncashed checks? – 0:00
- Can taking a stand on social justice issues alienate my donors? – 4:43
- Guest Expert: John Waldron, CEO of The Center – 10:35
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Not all questions are happy ones: this week, we find out how to deal with donations when you’re closing a regional office. But on a happier note, Stacey has ideas on how to write grants that pay for salaries and Andy gives you audit prep tips. We discuss whether or not the ED and Board Chair can be the same person, as well as the technical difference between a mission and a vision.