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

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

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

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English

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702-483-1266


Episodes

Y U HATE GALAS?!

3/3/2021
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...

Duration:00:29:42

Joining Other Nonprofit Boards

2/17/2021
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 - [skipto time="0:00"] I'm drowning! Any multitasking tips? - [skipto time="5:38"] Should we...

Duration:00:37:53

Building an Event Sponsor List from Scratch

2/3/2021
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...

Duration:00:30:44

Should We Ask a Donor Why Another Nonprofit Got More?

1/20/2021
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...

Duration:00:30:01

Shift to a Fee for Service Model

1/6/2021
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...

Duration:00:38:36

Managing Volunteers in a Pandemic

12/23/2020
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...

Duration:00:32:10

Both Christmas Card and End of Year Letter?

12/9/2020
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...

Duration:00:32:52

Do for-profit salespeople make good fundraisers?

11/25/2020
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...

Duration:00:31:11

Is it Legal to have a Single-Ethnicity Board?

11/11/2020
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...

Duration:00:31:23

A Board with a Budget Deficit

10/28/2020
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?...

Duration:00:35:23

Equipment Policies and Data Security with Amy Sample Ward of NTEN

10/14/2020
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...

Duration:00:33:54

Selling My Nonprofit

9/30/2020
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...

Duration:00:29:58

The Threat Section of the SWOT Analysis

9/16/2020
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...

Duration:00:33:11

Social Media

9/2/2020
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...

Duration:00:30:01

Layoffs

8/19/2020
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...

Duration:00:31:32

Greatest Hits?

8/5/2020
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...

Duration:00:43:48

A Grantwriting Intern

7/22/2020
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:...

Duration:00:21:25

National Office is Reducing Compensation -updated

7/8/2020
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...

Duration:00:13:06

Social Justice

6/24/2020
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...

Duration:00:29:18

Complaining to the Board Chair

6/10/2020
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...

Duration:00:25:34