Nonprofit Everything

Andy Schuricht and Stacey Wedding

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

All Episodes

Who should we thank if we get a donation from a retirement account but don't know who the actual donor is? We have a few ideas. Also, this week Andy and Stacey combine a couple of Form 990 filing questions into one mega-question. Finally, we tackle the question on everyone's mind: employee or independent contractor? And don't forget to send us your questions! Topics: How do we thank a donor behind an IRA distribution gift? - 0:00 So, we really have to e-file our 990? How? - 6:54 Help! Our treasurer hasn't filed our 990s in years! - 13:45 Can an Executive Director be an Independent Contractor? - 21:10

Nov 24

29 min 25 sec

Video game streamers raised $90 million for charity in 2020. How do we get some of that?! We're joined by Guest Expert Nick Lynch, CEO of Collidescope to talk about how nonprofits can get started working with social media influencers, streamers and brands. Topics: How can (and why should) we engage with social media influencers? - 0:00

Nov 10

32 min 17 sec

This week, Guest Expert April Mastroluca sets the record straight on lobbying and advocacy! Plus, what should an ED do if a board member recommends a job candidate you're not thrilled about? We have opinions! And Stacey and Andy have some thoughts on how (and whether) to squeeze your vendors for donations to your organization. Topics: A board member is recommending a job candidate I don't like! - 0:00 Advocacy and lobbying tips (and corrections) with Guest Expert April Mastroluca - 5:43 Should we ask our vendors to donate, too? - 19:56

Oct 27

30 min 57 sec

It's bad board member behavior week here at the Nonprofit Everything podcast! What should we do if a board member wants our ED to record a message talking about what a great board member they are (and oh, by the way, they're running for office)? And how do you talk a board member out of their own program ideas? We have opinions! Also, Stacey and Andy talk about whether to market to constituents or donors first. Topics: Should an ED record a campaign ad for a board member running for office? - 0:00 Help! A board member is fixated on starting a new program! - 8:57 Should we be marketing to constituents or donors? - 17:40

Oct 13

25 min 34 sec

hould we follow up with a potential board member who expressed interest and then vanished? Stacey has opinions! Also, this week we talk about managing third-party fundraisers, whether there are any benefits to not paying down debt, and how to maintain an awesome work culture during a big expansion. Topics: Should we follow up with a board member who expressed interest and then vanished? - [skipto time="0:00"] What should we do if people want to host fundraisers for us? - [skipto time="4:51"] Is there a tax benefit to carrying debt? - [skipto time="12:25"] How do we preserve our great company culture when we're expanding? - [skipto time="20:01"] Save the Date! The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits 2021 Conference will be held at The Center on October 14-15 in Las Vegas. Click for more information or to register!

Sep 29

30 min 24 sec

There's just one question this week, but it's an important one. Guest expert Miles Dickson of Nevada GrantLab joins us to talk about why Nevada nonprofits should be seeking out and applying for federal grants. Topics: Should we be applying for federal grants? With Guest Expert Miles Dickson of Nevada GrantLab - 0:00 Save the Date! The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits 2021 Conference will be held at The Center on October 14-15 in Las Vegas. Click for more information or to register!

Sep 17

49 min 26 sec

If you always skip the finance and accounting questions, maybe take a couple of weeks off! This week, Stacey talks with guest expert Jessica Sayles, CPA, Managing Principal at HRC about reporting in-kind donations on the Form 990, and Andy is of the shocking opinion that the internet is not a good place to learn nonprofit accounting. Finally, we reach all the way back to Episode 13 to answer a question about projecting cash flow. Topics: What are some good resources for an ED to learn basic nonprofit finance? Do we report in-kind services on the Form 990? With guest expert Jessica Sayles of HRC (Re-broadcast) How do you do a cash flow forecast? Save the Date! The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits 2021 Conference will be held at The Center on October 14-15 in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for additional details!

Sep 1

30 min 25 sec

Is there really a difference between getting five stars and four stars with a ratings agency? We have opinions! Also, this week Andy has some thoughts on how to manage a check approval process in a tiny organization, and Stacey knows what to do when people keep connecting you to other people via email. Topics: How do I best follow up when being connected to someone else via email? - 0:00 What check approval process should we use for a tiny organization (that doesn't include the board)? - 3:33 How important are the ratings agencies? Is there really a difference between four and five stars? - 12:41 Save the Date! The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits 2021 Conference will be held at The Center on October 14-15 in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for additional details!

Aug 18

22 min 20 sec

Should we write a MOU or a renter's contract for use of our space? We have opinions! Also, this week Stacey has some thoughts about dealing with a board chair who wants to be CCd on all the ED's emails, and we share some tips on starting a scholarship program. Topics: Help! The board chair wants to be CCd on every email! - 0:00 Should we use an MOU or a renter's contract if we're renting space to another nonprofit? - 5:13 Any best practices for adding a scholarship program? - 18:49 Save the Date! The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits 2021 Conference will be held at The Center on October 14-15 in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for additional details!

Aug 4

30 min 3 sec

It's an overstuffed episode! This week, Andy has some thoughts on investing a surplus, Stacey counsels resolve in the face of a morale committee, and they both agree that tracking in-kind donations is worth the trouble. Plus, can the Form 990 really be a fundraiser's secret weapon? Topics: Do I really have to participate in events organized by the morale committee? - 0:00 Should we be tracking in-kind donations? - 7:58 Is the Form 990 really a marketing tool? - 15:50 How do we go about investing our surplus? - 21:38 Save the Date! The Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits 2021 Conference will be held at The Center on October 14-15 in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for additional details!

Jul 21

30 min 39 sec

This week, Andy and Stacey have some potential solutions for bringing on new staff members that you can't pay very much. And Stacey talks about ransomware with guest expert Francis Johnson, Managing Director of Technology Services for Tech Impact. Topics: How do we attract and keep employees if we can only afford to pay $10/hr? - 0:00 Ransomware attacks, with guest expert Francis Johnson from Tech Impact. - 5:53

Jul 7

32 min 55 sec

This week Stacey goes deep on generational differences with guest expert and Gallup-Certified CliftonStrengths coach and consultant Maggie Harris. Topics: My boss keeps inviting me to events! - 0:00 Episode Sponsor: Today's Nonprofit Everything podcast is sponsored by The LGBTQ Community Center of Southern Nevada, best known as The Center. For more than 25 years, The Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBTQIA+ individuals and those who are underserved in Nevada. The Center is a haven for all, welcoming and celebrating the diversity of our communities and helping empower people to live authentic lives. See thecenterlv.org for more information.

Jun 23

34 min 59 sec

How do you handle a board member that thinks that people work for nonprofits because they can't hack it in the "real world?" This one makes Stacey use her angry voice. Also, a listener asks if we think starting a podcast is a good idea, and Andy takes far too long explaining the differences between various flavors of financial audit. Topics: What to do about a board member that insults nonprofit workers? - 0:00 Should we start a mission-related podcast? - 9:08 Is it time to get a financial audit? Which kind? - 17:42 Episode Sponsor: Today's Nonprofit Everything podcast is sponsored by The LGBTQ Community Center of Southern Nevada, best known as The Center. For more than 25 years, The Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBTQIA+ individuals and those who are underserved in Nevada. The Center is a haven for all, welcoming and celebrating the diversity of our communities and helping empower people to live authentic lives. See thecenterlv.org for more information.

Jun 9

29 min 46 sec

Should an organization switch from a 501(c)4 to a 501(c)3? Stacey and Andy have thoughts! This week we also talk about who should own consultant developed content, and what to do when a board member's social media posts don't reflect the values of the organization. Topics: Should we switch from a 501(c)3 to a 501(c)4? - 0:00 Help! One of our board members is Tweeting racist nonsense! - 8:39 Who owns consultant developed curriculum? - 24:0]

May 26

30 min 39 sec

This week Stacey and Andy continue the conversation about fundraising events with guest experts Terri Janison and Christian Kolberg. Topics: Events!

May 12

45 min 13 sec

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 something we can answer for you, or do you have a suggestion? Let us know at our new phone number: +1 (702) 900-4656.

Apr 28

28 min 19 sec

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: Today’s episode is sponsored by the HR Collaborative. The HR Collaborative was formed to help build nonprofit strengths through improved human resources. It provides professional development opportunities, networking and sharing of best practices on HR issues faced by nonprofit organizations. The Collaborative meets bi-monthly. Membership is free and open to anyone who works for a nonprofit and has HR responsibilities. For more information or to attend an upcoming meeting, visit their website at www.hrcollaborativelv.org.

Apr 14

31 min 15 sec

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 impostor syndrome without using any irony at all. Topics: How should an Interim ED manage complaining staff members? - 0:00 Should we screen existing donors for interest in our mission? With Guest Expert Brad Stith of Philanthropy Development Associates - 7:59 Tips on combatting impostor syndrome? - 28:24 Episode Sponsor: Today’s episode is sponsored by the HR Collaborative. The HR Collaborative was formed to help build nonprofit strengths through improved human resources. It provides professional development opportunities, networking and sharing of best practices on HR issues faced by nonprofit organizations. The Collaborative meets bi-monthly. Membership is free and open to anyone who works for a nonprofit and has HR responsibilities. For more information or to attend an upcoming meeting, visit their website at www.hrcollaborativelv.org.

Mar 31

41 min 48 sec

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 who retires stay involved in the organization? - 7:06 Is there any way to make bylaws revisions less boring? - 16:22 Episode Sponsor: Today’s episode is sponsored by the HR Collaborative. The HR Collaborative was formed to help build nonprofit strengths through improved human resources. It provides professional development opportunities, networking and sharing of best practices on HR issues faced by nonprofit organizations. The Collaborative meets bi-monthly. Membership is free and open to anyone who works for a nonprofit and has HR responsibilities. For more information or to attend an upcoming meeting, visit their website at www.hrcollaborativelv.org.

Mar 17

26 min 39 sec

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 the salary of a spouse? - 0:00 Y U HATE GALAS?! - 8:56 How to say "no" to new program ideas? - 20:58 Episode Sponsor: Today’s episode is sponsored by the HR Collaborative. The HR Collaborative was formed to help build nonprofit strengths through improved human resources. It provides professional development opportunities, networking and sharing of best practices on HR issues faced by nonprofit organizations. The Collaborative meets bi-monthly. Membership is free and open to anyone who works for a nonprofit and has HR responsibilities. For more information or to attend an upcoming meeting, visit their website at www.hrcollaborativelv.org.

Mar 3

29 min 43 sec

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 drowning! Any multitasking tips? - 5:38 Should we pay for employees to serve on other nonprofit boards? - 17:14 Update on using copyrighted music, with Kate McLaughlin - 27:02 Episode Sponsor: Today’s episode is sponsored by the HR Collaborative. The HR Collaborative was formed to help build nonprofit strengths through improved human resources. It provides professional development opportunities, networking and sharing of best practices on HR issues faced by nonprofit organizations. The Collaborative meets bi-monthly. Membership is free and open to anyone who works for a nonprofit and has HR responsibilities. For more information or to attend an upcoming meeting, visit their website at www.hrcollaborativelv.org.

Feb 17

37 min 53 sec

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 pay for the right to use music at our virtual gala? - 15:23 How do we keep our bank account number secure? - 15:23 Episode Sponsor: Today’s episode is sponsored by the HR Collaborative. The HR Collaborative was formed to help build nonprofit strengths through improved human resources. It provides professional development opportunities, networking and sharing of best practices on HR issues faced by nonprofit organizations. The Collaborative meets bi-monthly. Membership is free and open to anyone who works for a nonprofit and has HR responsibilities. For more information or to attend an upcoming meeting, visit their website at www.hrcollaborativelv.org.

Feb 3

30 min 44 sec

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 know they gave much more to another organization! - 6:16 Nonprofit trends for 2021? - 13:34 Episode Sponsor: Today’s episode is sponsored by the HR Collaborative. The HR Collaborative was formed to help build nonprofit strengths through improved human resources. It provides professional development opportunities, networking and sharing of best practices on HR issues faced by nonprofit organizations. The Collaborative meets bi-monthly. Membership is free and open to anyone who works for a nonprofit and has HR responsibilities. For more information or to attend an upcoming meeting, visit their website at www.hrcollaborativelv.org.

Jan 20

30 min 1 sec

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: Today’s episode is sponsored by the HR Collaborative. The HR Collaborative was formed to help build nonprofit strengths through improved human resources. It provides professional development opportunities, networking and sharing of best practices on HR issues faced by nonprofit organizations. The Collaborative meets bi-monthly. Membership is free and open to anyone who works for a nonprofit and has HR responsibilities. For more information or to attend an upcoming meeting, visit their website at www.hrcollaborativelv.org.

Jan 6

38 min 36 sec

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's episode is sponsored by YOU! Send us a question for the podcast, include your mailing address and we'll send you a limited-edition sticker (while supplies last!)

Dec 2020

32 min 10 sec

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 Christmas card? - 10:33 Does the executive director keep their own employee file? with Guest Expert Greg Wilken of Endunamo Consulting - 18:01 Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by YOU! Send us a question for the podcast, include your mailing address and we'll send you a limited-edition sticker (while supplies last!)

Dec 2020

32 min 52 sec

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's episode is sponsored by YOU! Send us a question for the podcast, include your mailing address and we'll send you a limited-edition sticker (while supplies last!)

Nov 2020

31 min 11 sec

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 sponsored by Immunize Nevada. Arm yourself by getting your annual flu vaccine. It protects you, your family, and those working on the front lines. Do your part. Get your flu vaccine by Nevada Day. Visit nvflufighter.org for more information and to find free and low-cost clinics.

Nov 2020

31 min 23 sec

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! Topics: Should the Executive Director attend the board retreat? - 0:00 Help! We can't get the books closed before the finance committee meeting! - 9:48 Should we make our new Development Director sign a non-compete agreement? - 19:04 Should I join the board of an organization that runs a budget deficit? - 26:13 Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by Immunize Nevada. Arm yourself by getting your annual flu vaccine. It protects you, your family, and those working on the front lines. Do your part. Get your flu vaccine by Nevada Day. Visit nvflufighter.org for more information and to find free and low-cost clinics.

Oct 2020

35 min 23 sec

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 Sample Ward, CEO of NTEN - 7:37 Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by Immunize Nevada. Arm yourself by getting your annual flu vaccine. It protects you, your family, and those working on the front lines. Do your part. Get your flu vaccine by Nevada Day. Visit nvflufighter.org for more information and to find free and low-cost clinics.

Oct 2020

33 min 54 sec

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 hiring a friend? - 7:56 Is there a way to get an employee to fill out timesheets on time? - 18:42 Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by Immunize Nevada. Arm yourself by getting your annual flu vaccine. It protects you, your family, and those working on the front lines. Do your part. Get your flu vaccine by Nevada Day. Visit nvflufighter.org for more information and to find free and low-cost clinics.

Sep 2020

29 min 58 sec

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 every thank you note? - 22:53 Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by Immunize Nevada. Arm yourself by getting your annual flu vaccine. It protects you, your family, and those working on the front lines. Do your part. Get your flu vaccine by Nevada Day. Visit nvflufighter.org for more information and to find free and low-cost clinics.

Sep 2020

33 min 10 sec

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 great LOI (Letter of Intent?) - 0:00 Can you post the same thing to Facebook and Instagram? With April Kemp of CIM Marketing Partners - 4:13 Should we hire an ED who is related to a board member? - 24:15 Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by Immunize Nevada. Arm yourself by getting your annual flu vaccine. It protects you, your family, and those working on the front lines. Do your part. Get your flu vaccine by Nevada Day. Visit nvflufighter.org for more information and to find free and low-cost clinics.

Sep 2020

30 min 1 sec

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 annual flu vaccine. It protects you, your family, and those working on the front lines. Do your part. Get your flu vaccine by Nevada Day. Visit nvflufighter.org for more information and to find free and low-cost clinics.

Aug 2020

31 min 32 sec

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 work - 35:42 Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits job board. Your one-stop shop for the next step in your career! Searching job listings is totally free, and ANN members receive a big discount when posting new jobs. There are dozens of nonprofit jobs available right here in Nevada (and out of state jobs, too!) Check it out at jobs.alliancefornevadanonprofits.com.

Aug 2020

43 min 48 sec

It's intern week at Nonprofit Everything! What happens if a student worker won't send you an invoice? And better yet -- what should you do if a board member wants their child to work for you as a grantwriter over the summer? Finally, what do you do when it turns out that your new Board Member was also an ED candidate>? We have thoughts! Topics: Student worker won't send an invoice - 0:00 Summer job as a grantwriter - 7:04 Our new board member applied for my ED job! - 16:32 Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits job board. Your one-stop shop for the next step in your career! Searching job listings is totally free, and ANN members receive a big discount when posting new jobs. There are dozens of nonprofit jobs available right here in Nevada (and out of state jobs, too!) Check it out at jobs.alliancefornevadanonprofits.com.

Jul 2020

21 min 25 sec

Is there any benefit to Guidestar Platinum? We have opinions. Stacey has some thoughts on compensation directives from a national office, and we figure out what to do if a founder wants to retire to a lesser job in the organization. Topics: Is Guidestar Platinum worth it? - 0:00 What can we do if the National Office is reducing compensation? - 7:04 Should we let the Founder retire to a lesser job in the organization? - 16:32 Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits job board. Your one-stop shop for the next step in your career! Searching job listings is totally free, and ANN members receive a big discount when posting new jobs. There are dozens of nonprofit jobs available right here in Nevada (and out of state jobs, too!) Check it out at jobs.alliancefornevadanonprofits.com.

Jul 2020

27 min 6 sec

A listener asks, "Should we risk alienating donors by taking a stand on social justice issues?" Drop everything and listen to the answer from Guest Expert John Waldron, CEO of The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada. Topics: What do I do with uncashed checks? - 0:00 Can taking a stand on social justice issues alienate my donors? - 4:43 Guest Expert: John Waldron, CEO of The Center - 10:35 Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits job board. Your one-stop shop for the next step in your career! Searching job listings is totally free, and ANN members receive a big discount when posting new jobs. There are dozens of nonprofit jobs available right here in Nevada (and out of state jobs, too!) Check it out at jobs.alliancefornevadanonprofits.com.

Jun 2020

29 min 18 sec

What do you do when someone makes a complaint directly to your board chair? Stacey has some thoughts. Also, a board wants to keep the budget a secret from the executive director, and somebody wants to know about booking discounts for services as revenue, so (of course) Andy talks about that for what seems like hours! Topics: How do I value and book discounts? - 0:00 Someone is complaining directly to the Board Chair! - 6:06 Should the board keep the budget a secret from the Executive Director? - 14:59 Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits job board. Your one-stop shop for the next step in your career! Searching job listings is totally free, and ANN members receive a big discount when posting new jobs. There are dozens of nonprofit jobs available right here in Nevada (and out of state jobs, too!) Check it out at jobs.alliancefornevadanonprofits.com.

Jun 2020

25 min 34 sec

Will donors care if your Form 990 is late? We have opinions! Stacey has ideas about what to do if you have employees that don't want to return to the office, and we have a few thoughts on what to do if a grantor says you didn't make the cut because you "didn't show sufficient return on investment." Huh? Topics: How late is too late for a 990? - 0:00 Grantor is concerned about return on investment - 6:14 Should I make employees come into the office? 14:58 Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits job board. Your one-stop shop for the next step in your career! Searching job listings is totally free, and ANN members receive a big discount when posting new jobs. There are dozens of nonprofit jobs available right here in Nevada (and out of state jobs, too!) Check it out at jobs.alliancefornevadanonprofits.com.

May 2020

24 min 38 sec

This week, Stacey has some great ideas for appreciating staff! We also discuss red flags to watch out for when looking at accepting an Executive Director position, whether or not our coat drive really needs to be restricted to coats, and Andy & Stacey enthusiastically respond to, "why can't I be both Board Chair and ED and everybody on the board is related?" Topics: Idea for appreciating staff - [skipto time="0:00"] Red Flags to watch out for when considering an Executive Director position - [skipto time="6:39"] Our coat drive was too successful, can we unrestrict some of the donations? - [skipto time="16:34"] Can I be board chair and ED and also be related to the whole board? - [skipto time="22:56"] Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits job board. Your one-stop shop for the next step in your career! Searching job listings is totally free, and ANN members receive a big discount when posting new jobs. There are dozens of nonprofit jobs available right here in Nevada (and out of state jobs, too!) Check it out at jobs.alliancefornevadanonprofits.com.

May 2020

34 min 54 sec

Should nonprofit staff see each others' salaries? We have opinions! Also, Stacey and Andy give some conflicting advice about how to be respected as a younger employee. And Stacey has some great ideas about keeping great board members engaged after they term off the board. Topics: We're budgeting, should we hide the salary section from staff? - 0:00 How to be respected as a young nonprofit employee - 10:01 How do you keep great board members active after they term off?- 20:05 Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits job board. Your one-stop shop for the next step in your career! Searching job listings is totally free, and ANN members receive a big discount when posting new jobs. There are dozens of nonprofit jobs available right here in Nevada (and out of state jobs, too!) Check it out at jobs.alliancefornevadanonprofits.com.

Apr 2020

29 min 15 sec

What are the tax implications of a donor buying a product from us for a beneficiary? Andy's got that one. Also, Stacey and Andy bust another round of common nonprofit myths. And finally, a doozy: Help! My organization is falling apart! (Plus, exactly zero references to Covid-19.) Topics: If a donor pays for something that goes directly to a beneficiary, is that tax deductible? Nonprofit 101: More nonprofit myths! Help! Our organization is falling apart! Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits job board. Your one-stop shop for the next step in your career! Searching job listings is totally free, and ANN members receive a big discount when posting new jobs. There are dozens of nonprofit jobs available right here in Nevada (and out of state jobs, too!) Check it out at jobs.alliancefornevadanonprofits.com.

Apr 2020

32 min 31 sec

The adjustment to our new reality continues with a conversation with Amy Hunter from The Simmons Group answering Pandemic related nonprofit HR questions. Topics: Are we permitted to move salaried employees to hourly? - 3:15 How best do I communicate staffing changes? - 5:38 How do I make staffing changes without people feeling less important? - 11:42 Upsides and downsides of a furlough for an Executive Director? - 19:30 We need to do layoffs. How can I help my staff cope? - 29:30

Apr 2020

33 min 25 sec

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

Mar 2020

43 min 26 sec

Should the Executive Director be on the Nominating Committee? Stacey knows! Also this week, Andy gets called out for being wrong about determination letters, and we find out all about Benefit Corporations and Certified B Corps. Topics: Should the Executive Director be on the nominating committee? - 0:00 Does the IRS still send determination letters? - 6:52 Is a Benefit Corporation a good option for do gooders? - 12:41 Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits job board Your one-stop shop for the next step in your career! Searching job listings is totally free, and ANN members receive a big discount when posting new jobs. There are dozens of nonprofit jobs available right here in Nevada (and out of state jobs, too!) Check it out at jobs.alliancefornevadanonprofits.com.

Mar 2020

33 min 14 sec

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 Tony Golden - 6:23 How should our nonprofit be spending its money? - 26:03 Episode Sponsor: Today's episode is sponsored by the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits job board. Your one-stop shop for the next step in your career! Searching job listings is totally free, and ANN members receive a big discount when posting new jobs. There are dozens of nonprofit jobs available right here in Nevada (and out of state jobs, too!) Check it out at jobs.alliancefornevadanonprofits.com.

Feb 2020

33 min 22 sec

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.

Feb 2020

34 min 2 sec

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 New laws in Nevada for 2020 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.

Jan 2020

34 min 4 sec

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

Jan 2020

30 min 50 sec