This week we’ve got a new and exciting format for you! Stacey and Andy camped out at a table at the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits Fall Conference, and used the opportunity to chat with some up-and-coming nonprofit leaders. Join us for a free-flowing conversation (and a few questions, too!)
The staff *hates* the ED but the Board *loves* the ED. Is this problem solvable? Stacey and Andy have some thoughts. Also this week, what’s the best way to get your board engaged in important tasks like fundraising and strategic planning? Join us for another episode of Nonprofit Everything, and be sure to send us your questions!
It’s the Nonprofit Everything Podcast again! This week, we hear from a five-year-old nonprofit that is just realizing they may have bitten off more than they could chew! Sound familiar? Also, what happens when we completely distrust the previous finance person’s numbers? Andy and Stacey have some thoughts. And finally, are we allowed to apply for multiple grants to cover the exact same program? (Quick, can you answer this one faster than we can?)
Summertime doesn’t appear to be the time for Stacey and Andy to relax. Instead, we’ve got big questions to answer! Do nonprofits make common management mistakes? Maybe – Stacey and Andy certainly have opinions. Also, would it ever be a good idea for a board strategic planning retreat to specifically exclude the executive director. More opinions there for sure. And finally, should the board strategic planning retreat specifically exclude the executive director? (Guess what our answer is… we’ll wait.)
Our board wants to know the percentage of grants a typical organization wins so they can measure us against it. Is there one? Well, we certainly have opinions on that! Also, this week Stacey has some opinions on how to figure out which programs to cut, and we talk about whether or not to rebudget when a new ED arrives.
How are nonprofits handling this unprecedented situation? We hear from nonprofit leaders Kate Hibbard Gaines from Three Square Food Bank, Jamie Weller-Lafavor from Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, and Heidi Parker from Immunize Nevada.
- What has been your response so far? – 0:00
- How are you handling the drop-off in volunteers? – 10:49
- We need to cancel our fundraising event. Any strategies or ideas to recover some of that revenue? – 16:20
- Should we cancel our board meeting and strategic planning session? – 25:00
- Strategies for nonprofits that are outside the health, education or human services space? – 31:23
- What are you doing to adjust your asks? – 35:14
A special episode on Silo Breaking! How do you break down silos within an organization? And how do you break down silos between organizations with similar or complementary missions? Stacy and Andy have solutions, including org charts, networking, and that annoying co-worker who wants to show you pictures of his kids.
- Breaking down silos
Today’s episode is sponsored by Brenda J. Stout, CPA, a full-service accounting firm specializing in Nonprofit Tax Compliance and IRS Problem Resolution.
This week, we find out who should participate in creating the strategic plan, and why you shouldn’t volunteer for your own job. Andy provides the best single thing you can have to get your board to understand your financials, and Stacey shares the secret to winning any kind of fundraising presentation competition.