Our board wants to know the percentage of grants a typical organization wins so they can measure us against it. Is there one? Well, we certainly have opinions on that! Also, this week Stacey has some opinions on how to figure out which programs to cut, and we talk about whether or not to rebudget when a new ED arrives.
There’s just one question this week, but it’s an important one. Guest expert Miles Dickson of Nevada GrantLab joins us to talk about why Nevada nonprofits should be seeking out and applying for federal grants.
It’s intern week at Nonprofit Everything! What happens if a student worker won’t send you an invoice? And better yet — what should you do if a board member wants their child to work for you as a grantwriter over the summer? Finally, what do you do when it turns out that your new Board Member was also an ED candidate>? We have thoughts!
- Student worker won’t send an invoice – 0:00
- Summer job as a grantwriter – 7:04
- Our new board member applied for my ED job! – 16:32
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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.
- Amazon Smile
- Buzzwords to use in a grant for funding overhead, with Beth Rubins
- How to select an audit firm
Today’s episode is sponsored by Brenda J. Stout, CPA, a full-service accounting firm specializing in Nonprofit Tax Compliance and IRS Problem Resolution.
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.
- Outputs vs Outcomes
- Alcohol Policies for Fundraising Staff
- Grant Reporting Templates
- Advisory Board Advice
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.
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.