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.
Avoiding Founder's Syndrome
Every once in a while we get a question that just warms our little hearts. And this week, a new nonprofit is already thinking about avoiding founder's syndrome! Also, we talk about whether or not passthrough grants are allowed to be anonymous, and Stacey has some thoughts about how to avoid going after grants you really shouldn't be going after.
Specific Appeals that are Still Undesignated? - With Guest Expert Barbara O'Reilly
A couple of weeks ago we talked about accidentally restricting donations with an appeal, and this week week we continue the theme! Stacey talks to Guest Expert Barbara O'Reilly, CFRE, Founder and Principal of Windmill Hill Consulting, LLC about how to write specific fundraising appeals while still keeping contributions undesignated. Also this week, Stacey stumps Andy with a question about non-financial conflict of interest policies.
Can We Put Our Executive Director on Commission?
It's the last episode of 2022 and we crammed in four whole questions! This week, Andy mentions about a few nonprofit-specific year-end accounting tasks (don't worry, it's short). We also answer a question about accidentally restricting donations, and talk up the benefits of a consent agenda for your board. Finally, we're pretty sure someone lobbed us a question just to get us worked up for our end of year show.
Should Staff Have a Voice in Hiring the New Executive Director?
Doesn't it seem weird that the people most affected by a change in leadership are the ones with no say in the matter? Stacey and Andy seem to think so. Also this week, Stacey has some ideas about how to use storytelling in your appeals when you're too new to have actual stories. Finally, Andy gets completely triggered by what could have been a simple math question, but instead turns into a history lesson about internal controls. (It's better than it sounds.) Join us!
Is this UBI?
When a funder asks for a single number for the "budget", what exactly do they want? We have some thoughts! Also, this week we turn a question about red flags to watch out for when considering an ED position into an excuse to complain about things! Finally, if you're having trouble sleeping, Stacey and Andy have just the IRS publication for you!
Growing Program Staff into Fundraisers?
Since it can be hard to find development staff, does it make sense to try to convert program staff into fundraisers? Stacey has some thoughts! Also this week, we find out if there are different rules when raising money for a private operating foundation, and what core activities a nonprofit should stick to when facing an economic downturn.
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!