Responding to Memorial Gifts

What’s the best way to respond to memorial gifts? Stacey has some (non-ghoulish) thoughts. Also this week, Andy and Stacey have a minor disagreement about whether or not a nonprofit job is good for a person looking to advance in their career, and we find out how to train up a brand-new board member!

Preparing for a Tough Foundation Tour

How do you prepare for Foundation staff coming to tour your facility, especially when they’ve been known to ask really tough questions? Stacey has some ideas! Also on the theme of preparing, we have some thoughts on the best way to be ready to take the leap into leadership of your organization. Finally, there’s an oddly specific question about the difference between for-profit corporate events and nonprofit fundraising ones.

Managing Confidential Employee Complaints

This week: When a scammer called one of our donors pretending to be us, did we respond appropriately? Stacey has some thoughts. Also, is there value in using a search firm to help find our next Executive Director? And how do we deal with confidential employee complaints if they’re supposed to stay confidential? Join Andy and Stacey this week to find out!

Topics:
  • One of our donors got called by a scammer, and I don’t think we responded well enough. Did we?
  • Is it worth it to use an executive search firm to find our next Executive Director?
  • How do I handle an employee complaint if the employee wants me to keep everything confidential?

Managing Two Very Different Employees

What are the most important questions your board and staff should be able to answer about your organization? Stacey has some thoughts! Also, this week we talk about how to manage two very different employees, and continue our nonprofit startup conversation with a question about what a board member should look for in a startup nonprofit board.

Topics:
  • What questions about our organization should our board and staff be able to answer?
  • What should a prospective board member be looking for in a nonprofit startup?
  • How do I manage two employees who are completely different?

Ransomware

This week, Andy and Stacey have some potential solutions for bringing on new staff members that you can’t pay very much. And Stacey talks about ransomware with guest expert Francis Johnson, Managing Director of Technology Services for Tech Impact.

Topics:
  • How do we attract and keep employees if we can only afford to pay $10/hr? – 0:00
  • Ransomware attacks, with guest expert Francis Johnson from Tech Impact. – 5:53

My boss keeps inviting me to events!

This week Stacey goes deep on generational differences with guest expert and Gallup-Certified CliftonStrengths coach and consultant Maggie Harris.

Topics:
  • My boss keeps inviting me to events! – 0:00
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s Nonprofit Everything podcast is sponsored by The LGBTQ Community Center of Southern Nevada, best known as The Center. For more than 25 years, The Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBTQIA+ individuals and those who are underserved in Nevada. The Center is a haven for all, welcoming and celebrating the diversity of our communities and helping empower people to live authentic lives. See thecenterlv.org for more information.

Using Donor Screening Services

It’s our 75th episode, so we’ve supersized it for you! This week, guest expert Brad Stith, Principal at Philanthropy Development Associates, joins Stacey to answer a listener question about the utility of screening existing donors for interest in an organization’s mission. We also have opinions on how an interim executive director should manage a whiny staff, and Andy and Stacey attempt to answer a question about impostor syndrome without using any irony at all.

Topics:
  • How should an Interim ED manage complaining staff members? – 0:00
  • Should we screen existing donors for interest in our mission? With Guest Expert Brad Stith of Philanthropy Development Associates – 7:59
  • Tips on combatting impostor syndrome? – 28:24
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by the HR Collaborative. The HR Collaborative was formed to help build nonprofit strengths through improved human resources. It provides professional development opportunities, networking and sharing of best practices on HR issues faced by nonprofit organizations. The Collaborative meets bi-monthly. Membership is free and open to anyone who works for a nonprofit and has HR responsibilities. For more information or to attend an upcoming meeting, visit their website at www.hrcollaborativelv.org.

Founder Retires but Wants to Stay Involved

Is there anything scarier than the finance person leaving? Yes, there definitely is (and Andy has some thoughts on how to manage the transition.) Also, we have some advice for a founder considering leaving but not really leaving, and Stacey has some great tips on how to make the periodic bylaw revision process not the absolute worst, most boring thing ever.

Topics:
  • Our finance person is leaving! Help! – 0:00
  • Should a founder who retires stay involved in the organization? – 7:06
  • Is there any way to make bylaws revisions less boring? – 16:22
  • Episode Sponsor:

    Today’s episode is sponsored by the HR Collaborative. The HR Collaborative was formed to help build nonprofit strengths through improved human resources. It provides professional development opportunities, networking and sharing of best practices on HR issues faced by nonprofit organizations. The Collaborative meets bi-monthly. Membership is free and open to anyone who works for a nonprofit and has HR responsibilities. For more information or to attend an upcoming meeting, visit their website at www.hrcollaborativelv.org.