Do for-profit salespeople make good fundraisers?

Do for-profit salespeople make good fundraisers? Maybe! Also, this week Andy and Stacey evangelize program related investments (again,) and discuss whether a fiscal sponsorship or full 501(c)3 is the way to go.

Topics:
  • Do for-profit salespeople make good fundraisers? – 0:00
  • What’s a program related investment and how do I get one? – 13:25
  • Should we get a 501(c)3 or a fiscal sponsor? – 21:03
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Selling My Nonprofit

A listener asks if they need to convert their nonprofit to a foundation before selling it. Really. (This will be fun.) Also, what happens when board members hire their friends for paid contracts? We have opinions! And Stacy and Andy switch roles on encouraging a recalcitrant employee to fill out timesheets.

Topics:
  • Do I have to convert my 501(c)3 to a foundation before selling it? – 0:00
  • How do I deal with a board member hiring a friend? – 7:56
  • Is there a way to get an employee to fill out timesheets on time? – 18:42
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Social Media

This week, we hear from guest Expert April Kemp, Integrated Communications & Social Media Manager for CIM Marketing Partners on whether or not you can post the same things to Facebook and Instagram. Stacey has some thoughts about creating a great Letter of Intent, and see if you can guess our answer on whether to hire a board member’s daughter-in-law as an organization’s first ED…

Topics:
  • How do you create a great LOI (Letter of Intent?) – 0:00
  • Can you post the same thing to Facebook and Instagram? With April Kemp of CIM Marketing Partners – 4:13
  • Should we hire an ED who is related to a board member? – 24:15
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Red Flags for Prospective Executive Director

This week, Stacey has some great ideas for appreciating staff! We also discuss red flags to watch out for when looking at accepting an Executive Director position, whether or not our coat drive really needs to be restricted to coats, and Andy & Stacey enthusiastically respond to, “why can’t I be both Board Chair and ED and everybody on the board is related?”

Topics:
  • Idea for appreciating staff – [skipto time="0:00"]
  • Red Flags to watch out for when considering an Executive Director position – [skipto time="6:39"]
  • Our coat drive was too successful, can we unrestrict some of the donations? – [skipto time="16:34"]
  • Can I be board chair and ED and also be related to the whole board? – [skipto time="22:56"]
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Criminal for a Day

This week, Stacey crushes the dreams of a board member hoping to avoid a volunteer assignment, we find out what due diligence an org should do before hiring an executive director, and some strategies to prevent burnout from psychically heavy work. Andy gives Stacey tips on how to steal money, and we discuss the ever-confusing Vice President position on the board.

Topics:
  • Can a board member be a volunteer? – 0:00
  • Avoiding burnout from psychically demanding jobs – 2:48
  • Due diligence when hiring an Executive Director – 9:22
  • Preventing fraud – 17:14
  • Do we need a Vice President position? – 24:37