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.