What Does Our Fundraising Staff Do?

What should other staff know about the development function? A lot! Also, this week, Stacey and Andy tackle a topical question about the appropriate way to express sympathy for a death in a donor’s family.

Topics:
  • What does our fundraising staff do? – 0:00
  • What’s the appropriate way to express condolences to a donor? – 14:41
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The Threat Section of the SWOT Analysis

Do you *really* have to sign every single thank you note? Is it a bad idea to loan your organization money? And finally, with the zombie apocalypse upon us, is it time to rethink the threats section of the strategic plan’s SWOT analysis? Stacey and Andy have opinions!

Topics:
  • Should I loan my organization money? – 0:00
  • Rethinking the “Threats” section of a SWOT Analysis – 9:29
  • Do I need to personally sign every thank you note? – 22:53
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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
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ANN Membership is $75 off

Seriously, join ANN right now while it’s half off. This week Stacey and Andy answer three Nonprofit 101 questions. We find out whether or not nonprofits can actually make a profit, Stacey shares the best way for a new nonprofit to start fundraising, and Andy completely misses the point and gets all the way into the weeds with an accounting question. Also, join ANN now!

Topics:
  • Can a nonprofit make a profit? – 0:00
  • What does everybody else need to know about accounting and finance? – 6:00
  • How should a small nonprofit raise money? – 22:50
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.

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.

Fundraising in a World of Science

Don’t you hate it when the Executive Director is dating a Board Member? Stacey and Andy do. This week, we also find out whether or not an annual report is still required, and hear some amazing end-of-year fundraising tips from expert fundraiser Clay Buck.

Supercharge Your Fundraising with Paint

Happy July! This week we learn how many board meetings is too many, the fundraising value of carpet, and how to not be the person responsible for providing coffee for the entire board every month. Stacey rants about committee members, Andy rants about broken spreadsheets, and one of our listeners rants about their board chair.

Marketing vs. Development – FIGHT!

In this episode, we find out how to determine the appropriate size of a board of directors, why “advisory board” makes both Andy and Stacey grumpy, and how to create a cohesive marketing/fundraising team. And Stacey gives some really good advice about why you shouldn’t change your nonprofit’s name to include the word “foundation.” We also give a young nonprofit executive some career advice and salary negotiation tips!