A Board with a Budget Deficit

A jam-packed episode! This week we explore whether the the Executive Director should be present for the board retreat, how to manage a grumpy finance committee when the financials are never ready, and if a non-compete agreement is an appropriate tool to use to keep you development director from fleeing. Finally, should you be wary of joining the board of an organization that runs a budget deficit? Stacey and Andy have opinions!

Topics:
  • Should the Executive Director attend the board retreat? – 0:00
  • Help! We can’t get the books closed before the finance committee meeting! – 9:48
  • Should we make our new Development Director sign a non-compete agreement? – 19:04
  • Should I join the board of an organization that runs a budget deficit? – 26:13
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Chatty Cathy

Happy new year! This week, Stacey gives us around a dozen tips to make your fundraising event registration table better, Andy gets grumpy about the state of nonprofit compensation, and we find out how to get a distrustful finance committee back on your side.

Topics:
  • What’s the secret for a problem-free registration table? – 0:00
  • Am I maxed out on salary? – 7:29
  • My finance committee doesn’t trust me. Help! – 17:44

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!