Nonprofit Everything

Nonprofit Everything

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

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February 19, 2020 33 min

Can board members have staff titles? Stacey knows! This week we also hear from Guest Expert Tony Golden of Garg Golden Law Firm about what to do if an employee starts badmouthing your nonprofit on social media! And finally, probably the best question we've ever gotten on the podcast. Topics: Should our board members also have staff titles? - 0:00 An employee is badmouthing us on social media. Help! With Guest Expert To... Read more

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February 5, 2020 34 min

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 po... Read more

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January 22, 2020 34 min

Can you teach old volunteers new tricks (without insulting them?) Stacey knows! This week we also discuss what happens when two nonprofits are really truly in competition with each other, and hear from Guest Expert Greg Wilken about pre-employment testing for marijuana, mandatory paid time off, and whether or not you can microchip your employees! Topics: Volunteer training for long time volunteers? Competing nonprofits ... Read more

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January 8, 2020 30 min

Happy new year! This week, Stacey gives us around a dozen tips to make your fundraising event registration table better, Andy gets grumpy about the state of nonprofit compensation, and we find out how to get a distrustful finance committee back on your side. Topics: What's the secret for a problem-free registration table? - 0:00 Am I maxed out on salary? - 7:29 My finance committee doesn't trust me. Help! - 17:44 Read more

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December 25, 2019 30 min

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Blessed Solstice and Happy New Year! Do you know what Stacey and Andy want for Christmas? More questions from listeners! This week, we make a former board chair feel terrible, help the ED of a small nonprofit get ahead of the game, and talk about whether or not a nonprofit should revise their budget in the middle of the year. Thanks for joining us in 2019, and we're looking forward to your quest... Read more

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December 11, 2019 27 min

Hooray! Another Nonprofit 101 question! Is your IRS determination letter enough to not have to pay sales tax? Andy actually knows that one. This week we also find out what to do when a Board Chair won't stand up to the scary Gala committee, and learn the difference between a sponsorship and a donation. We also discover both Stacey and Andy's least favorite grant application question! Topics: Is having a 501(c)3 enough ... Read more

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November 27, 2019 33 min

This week Stacey and Andy discuss whether a board members need organizational email addresses and we talk about what to do when your board treasurer resigns. Finally, Stacey asks guest expert Jessica Sayles from Houldsworth Russo how to value a sponsor's banner at an event (as well as several other accounting questions that have been disturbing her sleep!) Topics: Should our Board Members have organizational email addresses... Read more

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November 13, 2019 34 min

What happens when you just need $75,000 more? Stacey knows. Returning genius and HR expert Mary Beth Hartleb tells us whether there's such a thing as a verbal resignation, and we answer the age-old question, "Do we need an Executive Director or a CEO?" Topics: Help! We're $25,000 short! - 0:00 Is there such a thing as a "verbal resignation?" With Mary Beth Hartleb from Prism GMG - 8:18 Should o... Read more

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October 30, 2019 43 min

An extra special double expert episode! Amy Hunter from The Simmons Group explains what you need to know when your nonprofit grows to 15 employees, and Karen Senger from the Community Foundation of Western Nevada gives us advice on how to get past a foundation gatekeeper!

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October 16, 2019 28 min

Does a transaction fee count as a donation? How do you plan for your own succession? Do we start a bidding war with event sponsors? Can a donor specify a specific recipient? How do we maximize a happy hour event? Stacey and Andy answer all these questions and more! Topics: Does a transaction fee count as a donation? - 0:00 How do you plan for your own succession? - 3:21 Which event sponsor should we choose? - 12:25 Can a ... Read more

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October 2, 2019 29 min

This week is jam packed! How do you find companies who match their employee's gifts? Andy shares a secret! We get advice on how to respond to another organization that really loved your event and wants to copy it, whether or not you should change your nonprofit's name, and whether or not you can invest your reserve fund. Also, Stacey has tips on what to do if you keep losing new board members, and we find out who exactly ca... Read more

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September 18, 2019 31 min

This week we get an update on Nevada's Big Give, and Andy and Stacey share one thing they wish they knew before entering the nonprofit sector. We find out what to do if your board asks to see staff performance reviews, and whether or not it's a good idea to outsource your organization's finance function. Topics: What's up with Nevada's Big Give? - 0:00 One thing you wish you knew before working for a nonprof... Read more

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September 3, 2019 33 min

Seriously, join ANN right now while it's half off. This week Stacey and Andy answer three Nonprofit 101 questions. We find out whether or not nonprofits can actually make a profit, Stacey shares the best way for a new nonprofit to start fundraising, and Andy completely misses the point and gets all the way into the weeds with an accounting question. Also, join ANN now! Topics: Can a nonprofit make a profit? - 0:00 What do... Read more

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August 21, 2019 32 min

One of our vehicles got stolen - how do we tell our donors? Stacey has an idea. This week we tackle the classic question "Do pledges count against our fundraising budget?" Stacey and Andy have differing views on the importance of dressing for a job interview (btw, Andy's probably wrong), and we offer the 2019 version of silent auction dos and don'ts! Topics: Crafting messaging around a stolen vehicle - 0:00 Coun... Read more

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August 7, 2019 36 min

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. Topics: Breaking down silos Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by Brenda J. Stout, CPA, a full-... Read more

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July 24, 2019 34 min

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... Read more

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July 10, 2019 33 min

What should you do if a funder asks to see client records? Stacey and Andy have opinions! This week we also find out how involved a board should be in the budgeting process, how to deal with random donor requests, and talk to guest expert and seasoned board chair Tanna Prince about whether or not to fire board members for low attendance. Topics: Funder wants to see client records - 0:00 How involved should the board be in budge... Read more

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June 26, 2019 27 min

Do nonprofits need to comply with open meetings law? Find out this week! Stacey and Andy have differing opinions on job hopping, we learn the difference between overhead and operating costs, and Stacey talks about some cool RFP coordination among funders. Topics: Open Meetings Law Job Hopping (for a good reason) Overhead vs. Operating Cost RFP Coordination Among Funders Episode Sponsor: Today's e... Read more

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June 12, 2019 28 min

Grants genius Beth Rubins explains the right way to fund overhead, and Stacey and Andy answer questions about how to select an audit firm and the bitter disappointment that is Amazon Smile. Topics: Amazon Smile Buzzwords to use in a grant for funding overhead, with Beth Rubins How to select an audit firm Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by Brenda J. Stout, CPA, a full-service accounti... Read more

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May 29, 2019 30 min

It's our anniversary! Over the last year we've answered 101 questions, talked for 780 minutes and played the bumper theme 127 times (sorry about that last one.) This week Andy answers a 401(k) vs 403(b) question someone was too lazy to Google, and Stacey talks with Guest Expert Clay Buck about Donor Dominance. Today's episode is sponsored by Brenda J. Stout, CPA. Topics: Difference between a 401(k) and a 403(b) ... Read more

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