Andy would never turn down a well-made Spam Musubi, but he and Stacey have some tough love for newsletters that are hitting the junk folder. Also this week, we field a question from a programs person who wants to go for the CEO job — is it possible or advisable? And finally, what happens when you’re a board member who’s friends with the Executive Director, and that Executive Director turns out to be not very good at her job? Stacey and Andy definitely have some thoughts! Thanks for listening, and be sure to send your questions to email@example.com!
It’s bad board member behavior week here at the Nonprofit Everything podcast! What should we do if a board member wants our ED to record a message talking about what a great board member they are (and oh, by the way, they’re running for office)? And how do you talk a board member out of their own program ideas? We have opinions! Also, Stacey and Andy talk about whether to market to constituents or donors first.
- Should an ED record a campaign ad for a board member running for office? – 0:00
- Help! A board member is fixated on starting a new program! – 8:57
- Should we be marketing to constituents or donors? – 17:40
How do you handle a board member that thinks that people work for nonprofits because they can’t hack it in the “real world?” This one makes Stacey use her angry voice. Also, a listener asks if we think starting a podcast is a good idea, and Andy takes far too long explaining the differences between various flavors of financial audit.
- What to do about a board member that insults nonprofit workers? – 0:00
- Should we start a mission-related podcast? – 9:08
- Is it time to get a financial audit? Which kind? – 17:42
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In this episode, we find out how to determine the appropriate size of a board of directors, why “advisory board” makes both Andy and Stacey grumpy, and how to create a cohesive marketing/fundraising team. And Stacey gives some really good advice about why you shouldn’t change your nonprofit’s name to include the word “foundation.” We also give a young nonprofit executive some career advice and salary negotiation tips!