How are Nonprofits Handling the Pandemic?

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.

Topics:
  • 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

Skilled Volunteer without the Skills

Why can’t you be the ED, Board Chair and Founder all at the same time? Doesn’t that make thing easier? For once, Stacy and Andy completely agree on an answer! We also hear from Guest Expert Stacey Muse, PhD, Executive Director of Nevada Volunteers about how to handle professional volunteers turning in less than professional work.

Topics:
  • Executive Director, Board Chair and Founder, Oh My! – 0:00
  • What to do about poor quality volunteer work? With Guest Expert Stacey Muse, PhD – 4:37
Episode Sponsor:

Today’s episode is sponsored by the HR Collaborative, presenting “Mission Driven Human Resources for Nonprofits,” a 12-hour training course for HR professionals working in nonprofits. This course is presented over four months, one half-day a month, and focuses on critical people issues that will help your organization achieve success and fulfill its mission. Sessions begin on Tuesday, February 18th.

Dog and Pony Show

This week we find out if staff should be invited to board meetings, and how to prepare if a funder wants to see your facilities. Stacey has some thoughts about a board member who wants to be a loaned executive (with no supervision), and we hear about Nevada’s new raffle and charitable gaming law from attorney Katie Hoffman from Fennemore Craig.

Topics:
  • Should staff be invited to board meetings?
  • New Nevada rules for raffles and charitable gaming (with Guest Expert Katie Hoffman of Fennemore Craig)
  • A board member as a loaned executive
  • When a funder wants to see the facility
  • Episode Sponsor:

    Today’s episode is sponsored by Brenda J. Stout, CPA, a full-service accounting firm specializing in Nonprofit Tax Compliance and IRS Problem Resolution.

    Criminal for a Day

    This week, Stacey crushes the dreams of a board member hoping to avoid a volunteer assignment, we find out what due diligence an org should do before hiring an executive director, and some strategies to prevent burnout from psychically heavy work. Andy gives Stacey tips on how to steal money, and we discuss the ever-confusing Vice President position on the board.

    Topics:
    • Can a board member be a volunteer? – 0:00
    • Avoiding burnout from psychically demanding jobs – 2:48
    • Due diligence when hiring an Executive Director – 9:22
    • Preventing fraud – 17:14
    • Do we need a Vice President position? – 24:37

    Bi-monthly or Bi-weekly or Something

    This week, we learn that bi-weekly and bi-monthly may or may not mean different things, Andy warns about the dangers of accepting “a portion of the proceeds” from strangers, we find out what financial information belongs on a nonprofit’s website, how to handle unusual volunteer requests, and how to survive a founder transition.