They’re Flying in from Cleveland?

Grants genius Beth Rubins explains the right way to fund overhead, and Stacey and Andy answer questions about how to select an audit firm and the bitter disappointment that is Amazon Smile.

Topics:
  • Amazon Smile
  • Buzzwords to use in a grant for funding overhead, with Beth Rubins
  • How to select an audit firm
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.

More Drunk at the Gala

This week, we learn the difference between outputs and outcomes, and Stacey offers some great advice about grant reporting. We also tackle the advisory board question once again, and by request, we actually share some drunk at the gala stories.

Topics:
  • Outputs vs Outcomes
  • Alcohol Policies for Fundraising Staff
  • Grant Reporting Templates
  • Advisory Board Advice

Galas for Salaries

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.

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.