Nonprofit Everything

Nonprofit Everything

The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits presents Nonprofit Everything, a bi-weekly Q&A podcast about everything nonprofit.

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April 28, 2021 28 min
What should other staff know about the development function? A lot! Also, this week, Stacey and Andy tackle a topical question about the appropriate way to express sympathy for a death in a donor's family. Topics: What does our fundraising staff do? - 0:00 What's the appropriate way to express condolences to a donor? - 14:41 Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by you, our listeners! Thanks! Is there s...
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Can a board force an ED to accept a raise? And is a 3-month interim budget problematic for funders? We have opinions! Also, this week we answer a great nonprofit 101 question about whether staff members can be on the board. Topics: Can a board force an ED to accept a raise? - 0:00 If we do a 3-month interim budget, how will funders react? - 7:52 Nonprofit 101: Can staff members be on the board? - 20:11 Episode Sponsor: To...
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March 31, 2021 41 min
It's our 75th episode, so we've supersized it for you! This week, guest expert Brad Stith, Principal at Philanthropy Development Associates, joins Stacey to answer a listener question about the utility of screening existing donors for interest in an organization's mission. We also have opinions on how an interim executive director should manage a whiny staff, and Andy and Stacey attempt to answer a question about impost...
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Is there anything scarier than the finance person leaving? Yes, there definitely is (and Andy has some thoughts on how to manage the transition.) Also, we have some advice for a founder considering leaving but not really leaving, and Stacey has some great tips on how to make the periodic bylaw revision process not the absolute worst, most boring thing ever. Topics: Our finance person is leaving! Help! - 0:00 Should a founder...
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March 3, 2021 29 min
Why, oh why, do you hate galas so much? After 72 episodes of dropping unsubtle hints, Andy and Stacey finally got someone to ask the question they've been dying to answer. As you can imagine, they have opinions. Also, a complicated conflict of interest question turns out to have a pretty straightforward answer, and Stacey has some thoughts on how to say "no" to new program ideas. Topics: Making a donation to offset...
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February 17, 2021 37 min
Should a nonprofit pay their employees' dues when they serve on other nonprofit boards? Stacey has thoughts. Also this week, we talk about contract employees wanting to join the board, and Andy resorts to a sports analogy to make a point about multitasking. Finally, we get some well-earned listener feedback from Girls on the Run ED, Kate McLaughlin. Topics: A contract employee wants to join the board - 0:00 I'm drown...
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This week, Stacey has tips on how to build an event list from scratch, and we answer questions about paying for rights for recorded music at a gala, and *yawn* cash vs. accrual accounting. And should we keep our bank account number secret? Andy has opinions! Topics: How do we keep the dates straight on our budget, expenses and credit card reports? - 0:00 How do we build a sponsor list for our event? - 7:59 Do we have to pa...
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Do nonprofits (in Nevada) need to pay sales tax on fundraising items? Andy knows! What if we know a corporate funder gave a much larger amount to another nonprofit? Should we ask about that? Stacey has an opinion! And finally, what trends do we think we'll see for the nonprofit sector in 2021? Topics: Do we need to pay sales tax on fundraising items (in Nevada)? - 0:00 Should we ask a corporate funder to give more? We kn...
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January 6, 2021 38 min
It's a super-sized New Year's episode this week! This week we find out whether a nonprofit needs to file tax returns in every state. Stacey and Andy weigh shifting to a fee-for-service model. And finally: Help! The ED edits all my work! Topics: Do we need to file tax returns in every state? - 0:00 Should we shift to a fee-for-service model? - 9:31 Help! My ED edits all my work (badly)! - 21:28 Episode Sponsor: To...
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December 23, 2020 32 min
Stacey has a wide-ranging and fascinating conversation about volunteering with guest expert Jacob Murdock, Manager, Volunteer & Community Partnerships at the Mob Museum. And be sure to check out Wild & Free: A Battle Born Podcast, that Jacob co-hosts. (Andy is a regular listener and recommends it!) Topics: How do we manage volunteers during a pandemic? With guest expert Jacob Murdock - 1:19 Episode Sponsor: Today'...
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Should we send both an end of year letter and a Christmas card? Stacey knows! (Andy doesn't). What should we do if a board member applies for a staff position? And Guest Expert Greg Wilken, CEO of Endunamo Consulting helps us figure out whether an executive director should keep her own employee file. Topics: Help! A board member is applying for a staff position! - 0:00 Should we send both an end-of-year letter and a Chris...
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Do for-profit salespeople make good fundraisers? Maybe! Also, this week Andy and Stacey evangelize program related investments (again,) and discuss whether a fiscal sponsorship or full 501(c)3 is the way to go. Topics: Do for-profit salespeople make good fundraisers? - 0:00 What's a program related investment and how do I get one? - 13:25 Should we get a 501(c)3 or a fiscal sponsor? - 21:03 Episode Sponsor: Today'...
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Just two questions this week, but one of them's juicy. Guess which one: Should we pay a professional auctioneer for our silent auction? or Is it legal to have a single-ethnicity board? As always, Stacey and Andy have opinions! Topics: Should we hire a professional auctioneer for our live auction? - 0:00 Is it legal for a nonprofit to have a single-ethnicity board? - 8:20 Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponso...
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October 28, 2020 35 min
A jam-packed episode! This week we explore whether the the Executive Director should be present for the board retreat, how to manage a grumpy finance committee when the financials are never ready, and if a non-compete agreement is an appropriate tool to use to keep you development director from fleeing. Finally, should you be wary of joining the board of an organization that runs a budget deficit? Stacey and Andy have opinions! To...
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Now that everybody is working from home, we rely on guest expert Amy Sample Ward, CEO of NTEN, to help answer a question about equipment policies and data security. Also, is it time to switch over to video testimonials? Stacey has some ideas! Topics: Should we transition to video testimonials? - 0:00 How do we protect our employees and our nonprofit now that everybody is using technology at home? With guest expert Amy Samp...
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September 30, 2020 29 min
A listener asks if they need to convert their nonprofit to a foundation before selling it. Really. (This will be fun.) Also, what happens when board members hire their friends for paid contracts? We have opinions! And Stacy and Andy switch roles on encouraging a recalcitrant employee to fill out timesheets. Topics: Do I have to convert my 501(c)3 to a foundation before selling it? - 0:00 How do I deal with a board member h...
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September 16, 2020 33 min
Do you *really* have to sign every single thank you note? Is it a bad idea to loan your organization money? And finally, with the zombie apocalypse upon us, is it time to rethink the threats section of the strategic plan's SWOT analysis? Stacey and Andy have opinions! Topics: Should I loan my organization money? - 0:00 Rethinking the "Threats" section of a SWOT Analysis - 9:29 Do I need to personally sign ev...
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September 2, 2020 30 min
This week, we hear from guest Expert April Kemp, Integrated Communications & Social Media Manager for CIM Marketing Partners on whether or not you can post the same things to Facebook and Instagram. Stacey has some thoughts about creating a great Letter of Intent, and see if you can guess our answer on whether to hire a board member's daughter-in-law as an organization's first ED... Topics: How do you create a grea...
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August 19, 2020 31 min
If your nonprofit has an origin story should you share it? Stacey knows! What's the best way to manage a layoff, and for that matter, are layoffs the solution to pandemic-related cash flow issues? We have (strong) opinions! Topics: Should we use our origin story? - 0:00 What's the best way to manage a layoff? - 7:51 Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by Immunize Nevada. Arm yourself by getting your...
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August 5, 2020 43 min
It's the greatest hits(?) episode! Here are a handful of our favorite questions from the archive. Fee for service? Cancelling a program? When the passion is gone? Cash reserves? And more! Topics: Fee for service - 0:00 Cancel Programs - 4:56 When the passion for your cause is gone - 9:02 Cash Reserves - 16:03 We just need 25k more! - 24:00 Putting your Nonprofit on Pause - 29:31 Burnout from psychically heavy w...
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