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.

Both Christmas Card and End of Year Letter?

Should we send both an end of year letter and a Christmas card? Stacey knows! (Andy doesn’t). What should we do if a board member applies for a staff position? And Guest Expert Greg Wilken, CEO of Endunamo Consulting helps us figure out whether an executive director should keep her own employee file.

Topics:
  • Help! A board member is applying for a staff position! – 0:00
  • Should we send both an end-of-year letter and a Christmas card? – 10:33
  • Does the executive director keep their own employee file? with Guest Expert Greg Wilken of Endunamo Consulting – 18:01
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by YOU! Send us a question for the podcast, include your mailing address and we’ll send you a limited-edition sticker (while supplies last!)

Weed Money

This week, our guest expert Greg Wilken of Endunamo Consulting answers a tough question about firing a long-tenured employee, Stacey (shockingly!) disagrees with Andy about overhead and optimization, and we find out whether or not to take donations from marijuana dispensaries.