Welcome to Nonprofit Everything, a Q&A podcast for nonprofit professionals, board members and anybody with an interest in the charitable sector. Ask us anything, and if we don't know the answer, we'll rope in another expert. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Build a Relationship or Ask For Money?
This week we've got a new and exciting format for you! Stacey and Andy camped out at a table at the Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits Fall Conference, and used the opportunity to chat with some up-and-coming nonprofit leaders. Join us for a free-flowing conversation (and a few questions, too!)
Does a "Donate Now" Button Trigger State Registrations?
If you have a "Donate Now" button on your website (and since the internet is available everywhere) do you need to do a charitable solicitation registration in every single state in the US? Stacey and Andy have the answer (sorta!) Also this week, Stacey has some opinions about whether or not you should allow board members to take a leave of absence, Andy talks about just how fancy video screens should be in order to prevent triggering angst among your more ascetic staff members, and we answer a perennial favorite: "How do I start a foundation?"
Taking Out a Loan for Fundraising
Is it a good idea to take out a loan to help kickstart a fundraising program? Stacey and Andy have some thoughts! Also this week, we talk about finding a bank that understands how nonprofit organizations work, and what to do if you discover that your organization's bylaws don't actually comply with state law. While you're reading this summary, maybe consider giving us a review to help spread the word (links in the show notes), or even sending a question to email@example.com!
Questions to Ask in a Job Interview
When applying for an Executive Director position, what questions should you ask the board during the interview? Stacey and Andy have some thoughts! Also this week, we have some opinions on on software for boards to use, and Stacy has a great conversation about the upcoming Alliance For Nevada Nonprofits Fall Conference with John Waldron (previous guest expert and CEO of The LGBTQIA+ Center in Las Vegas).
Keeping the Newsletter out of the Spam Folder
Andy would never turn down a well-made Spam Musubi, but he and Stacey have some tough love for newsletters that are hitting the junk folder. Also this week, we field a question from a programs person who wants to go for the CEO job -- is it possible or advisable? And finally, what happens when you're a board member who's friends with the Executive Director, and that Executive Director turns out to be not very good at her job? Stacey and Andy definitely have some thoughts! Thanks for listening, and be sure to send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Engaging Your Board In Fundraising
The staff *hates* the ED but the Board *loves* the ED. Is this problem solvable? Stacey and Andy have some thoughts. Also this week, what's the best way to get your board engaged in important tasks like fundraising and strategic planning? Join us for another episode of Nonprofit Everything, and be sure to send us your questions!
Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🙏
Whether you’re well established as a non-profit executive, or just getting started identifying the impact you want to bring to the world through your organization - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Andy and Stacey do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving non-profit, and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!