This week we get an update on Nevada’s Big Give, and Andy and Stacey share one thing they wish they knew before entering the nonprofit sector. We find out what to do if your board asks to see staff performance reviews, and whether or not it’s a good idea to outsource your organization’s finance function.

  • What’s up with Nevada’s Big Give? – 0:00
  • One thing you wish you knew before working for a nonprofit – 3:36
  • What if the board wants to see performance reviews? – 11:43
  • Should we outsource our finance function? – 19:07
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.

When the Passion is Gone

What do you tell your donors when you miss your Giving Tuesday goal? Stacey knows! This week we also talk about what to do when the passion for your cause is gone, where to find a whistleblower policy template (the ANN website, for one), and whether you should budget for break-even or a surplus. And Andy and Stacey are completely mystified by a board member who wants to upend the mission because it’s “just a band-aid”.

Sorry, but coffee is more important than your cause

This week, Andy finally shows his true colors about his commitment to the nonprofit sector, we discover that it’s probably already too late to start thinking about Giving Tuesday, and talk about what to do with an unexpected surplus. Plus we get a complicated question about fundraising experience for career advancement, and Stacey shares some great tips about landing a good board position.