I 501(c) You - The Podcast for NonProfit Board Members

I 501(c) You - The Podcast for NonProfit Board Members

We hope to educate current and future nonprofit board members on the roles, responsibilities, and obligations of being a nonprofit board member.

Episodes

June 18, 2024 4 mins

Last week, we discussed retaining your CEO or executive director. This week, we transition to executive succession planning. We discuss having a plan for an acting CEO, an interim CEO, and a rising CEO. Many organizations want to bring along the next leader while their current CEO is still running the show. However, not every organization has that luxury and needs to have a plan in case the CEO has to step away in an emergency.

Tim...

Mark as Played

This week, we tackle the subject of executive retention planning. More specifically, the importance of performance plans, compensation, and bonus structure. High performers want to know how to improve, and they want compensation tied to performance. A problem comes when boards do not clearly define the CEO/ED's bonus structure or compensation plan. It is the board’s role to ensure proper compensation strategy. To do this, they must...

Mark as Played

This week, we speak with Brian Carter and Jacob Kinsel, both are CPAs at Mauldin & Jenkins. Together, Brian and Jacob provide a masterclass on the financial statements and audits for nonprofit board members. Including an overview of the 990, what boards should be aware of during the audit process, and how nonprofit boards can mitigate fraud. If you listen to any part of this episode, listen to 14:12, where Brian highlights 7 ar...

Mark as Played

Recently, I had the pleasure of facilitating a board retreat with a high performing, aligned, and productive board. In this episode, I discuss the 5 observations I have from working with this nonprofit board.

Timestamps:

00:00 5 observations of a high performing board

01:20 Aligned on the mission

01:40 Understands its role

02:15 They were educated and prepared

03:00 Productive discussion

03:40 They had fun

Listen to the podcast on ...

Mark as Played

This week we speak with the author of "The Ultimate Guide for New Nonprofit CEOs", Brian Quail. Brian worked in nonprofits for 40 years, was a CEO for 25, and raised over $1 billion for his organizations across his career. In this episode, we focus on the 5 frameworks from Brian's book: “90 Days," “Your Team," “The Financials," “Donor Relationships," and “The Who." These 5 frameworks provide a new nonprofit CEO with the key to bein...

Mark as Played

July 1st brings in a new fiscal year for many nonprofit organizations. As we approach this time of transition, we discuss two ways to get your new board aligned. In your first board meeting with your new board, discuss the mission. What does the mission mean to each person? It is also important to discuss what is NOT the mission. Mission creep can be a dangerous factor to nonprofit organizations. This time of the year is also a goo...

Mark as Played

This week we speak with Kerry Diaz, a former practicing attorney, turned nonprofit CEO, board member, entrepreneur, and now nonprofit consultant. Together, we discuss Kerry's transition from board member to CEO, succession planning best practices, and traits that make an effective nonprofit CEO and board member.

Contact Kerry:

kerryadiaz@gmail.com

(561)-307-0844

Timestamps:

00:00 Introducing Kerry Diaz and her winding road to nonpr...

Mark as Played

There might come a time when a board member is not showing up for meetings, reviewing meeting materials, or being a good steward of the organization. It is the role of the board chair to step in and have a conversation with that board member. Remember, board members are volunteers, so a delicate balance has to be reached. Oftentimes, people feel obligated to fulfill their commitment as board members, but life gets in the way. Peopl...

Mark as Played

This week, we speak with the Honorable Adelaide “Alex” Sink. Alex served as Florida’s elected Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2011. Prior to elected office, Alex had a 26-year career at Bank of America where she served on several nonprofit boards. 

We discuss how serving on nonprofit boards helped her banking and political career, evaluating and eliminating conflicts of interest, and the power of relationships made through boa...

Mark as Played
April 16, 2024 7 mins

A nonprofit's #1 currency is trust.  Any fraudulent activity by a nonprofit agency negates this trust. The Board has a role and responsibility to minimize the risk of fraud. This week, we discuss 10 tips for nonprofit boards to help mitigate fraud in their organizations.

Timestamps:

00:00 How nonprofit boards can mitigate fraud risk

01:40 #1-3 - Establish a Strong Ethical Culture, Implement Clear Policies and Procedures, Segregatio...

Mark as Played

This week, we speak with Hal Williams. Hal is the creator of Results 1st and the author of the new book “Put Results First”.  Results 1st helps individuals and groups focus on results in each of their functions, activities, processes, and structures.

Together, Michael and Hal dive into the 4 parts of the book, including discussions on defining success before designing a program, how to improve nonprofit accomplishment, and being “a...

Mark as Played

In recent interactions with nonprofit board members, there has been a difference in familiarity regarding the operational nuances between for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Given that many board members do not interact with the organization on a daily basis, there may be unintentional assumptions about how nonprofits operate. In this episode, we dive into the fundamental similarities and differences between nonprofit and for-p...

Mark as Played

This week, we speak with Malcolm MacLeod. Malcolm is a board chair, retired nonprofit CEO, lawyer, and author of the book entitled, “The Practice of Philanthropy: A Guide for Foundation Boards and Staff.” Malcolm's book is the culmination of 19 years of experience spent as the president and CEO of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation. Those 19 years were not all smooth sailing. Malcolm had to learn by trial and error. He wished he ha...

Mark as Played

In this episode, Michael shares insights from the Florida Philanthropic Network Annual Summit, highlighting five reasons why nonprofit professionals should attend conferences. He emphasizes networking, learning, idea generation, growth through association, and team building as essential benefits. Michael urges nonprofit leaders and board members to prioritize conference participation for personal and organizational development. Joi...

Mark as Played

This week, we speak with Anne LeBaron, CEO of Take Stock in Children Manatee. Anne had quite the career in the for-profit world as former Sales, Marketing, HR and Recruiting manager before joining Take Stock Manatee as the CEO. Take Stock in Children Manatee is a mentor based organization that partners students with a mentor to earn a scholarship upon graduation from high school. Anne shares her experience transitioning from the fo...

Mark as Played

This week, we discuss 3 easy ways to fundraise as a nonprofit board member. Fundraising as a nonprofit board member can be a contentious topic. Most people do not join a nonprofit board to fundraise. However, it is your responsibility as a board member to ensure the financial stability of your organization.

Fundraising as a board member does not mean you have to ask for money! Many people are uncomfortable making an ask. However, y...

Mark as Played

This week, we speak with Janene Amick, CEO of Florida Cultural Group. Janene has been part of Florida Cultural Group (f/k/a Manatee Players, Inc.) for 19 years, beginning as a board member.

Together, we discuss her role as Chief Cheerleader, her approach for fund development, and how she encourages her board members to fundraise.  We also talk about how the role of CEO for nonprofit organizations has changed, staying up to date on ...

Mark as Played
February 20, 2024 6 mins

This week we are discussing leadership tips and ideas for nonprofit CEOs. In this episode, we cover 5 easy to implement leadership tips any nonprofit CEO can benefit from. 

Michael has been working with nonprofit CEOs for the past several years. These tips are a culmination of what has worked the best for these CEOs when it comes to stakeholder buy-in, time management, and board chair relationship growth.

Timestamps:

00:00 Tips and...

Mark as Played

This week, we speak with Erin McLeod, President & CEO of Senior Friendship Centers. In this episode, we discuss her philosophy working with the board of directors, leadership style, and that board succession planning doesn’t always go as planned.

We also talk about her thoughts on transparent leadership, including staff in board meetings, and setting goals with the incoming board chair.

Timestamps:

00:00 Introducing Erin McLeod...

Mark as Played

This week, we continue our conversation from episode 69, “You are the new board chair, now what?” In this episode, we discuss the keys to success as a board chair and top decisions to avoid. If you follow these keys, we believe you will have a successful tenure as board chair.

Timestamps:

00:00 Board Chair Orientation continued

01:20 Keys to success

04:20 Things to avoid

Join us every week as we release a new podcast with informati...

Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    The Nikki Glaser Podcast

    Every week comedian and infamous roaster Nikki Glaser provides a fun, fast-paced, and brutally honest look into current pop-culture and her own personal life.

    White Devil

    Shootings are not unusual in Belize. Shootings of cops are. When a wealthy woman – part of one of the most powerful families in Belize – is found on a pier late at night, next to a body, it becomes the country’s biggest news story in a generation. New episodes every Monday!

    Start Here

    A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke.

Advertise With Us
Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

Connect

© 2024 iHeartMedia, Inc.