Episode 136: Should we accept dirty money?

Should We Accept Dirty Money?

Thanks for joining us for another episode of Nonprofit Everything! We’ve got just two questions, but one of them is *significant*. This week, Stacey and Andy try to discuss the impact of accepting donations from ethically challenging sources. It’s a rough topic, and we would love to get your opinions on it, too! Also, Andy tackles another perpetual complaint: “Omigosh-this-audit-is-so-expensive-and-time-consuming-why-do-we-have-to-do-it-again-and-again-every-year?!?” Five points to Ravenclaw for guessing Andy’s answer.

Should Staff Have a Voice in Hiring the New Executive Director?

Doesn’t it seem weird that the people most affected by a change in leadership are the ones with no say in the matter? Stacey and Andy seem to think so. Also this week, Stacey has some ideas about how to use storytelling in your appeals when you’re too new to have actual stories. Finally, Andy gets completely triggered by what could have been a simple math question, but instead turns into a history lesson about internal controls. (It’s better than it sounds.) Join us!

Are Ratings Agencies Important?

Is there really a difference between getting five stars and four stars with a ratings agency? We have opinions! Also, this week Andy has some thoughts on how to manage a check approval process in a tiny organization, and Stacey knows what to do when people keep connecting you to other people via email.

  • How do I best follow up when being connected to someone else via email? – 0:00
  • What check approval process should we use for a tiny organization (that doesn’t include the board)? – 3:33
  • How important are the ratings agencies? Is there really a difference between four and five stars? – 12:41

Save the Date! The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits 2021 Conference will be held at The Center on October 14-15 in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for additional details!