Nancy and Sarah regularly get asked nonprofit questions. Often they are in the form of “This is happening in our nonprofit. Is that normal?” In this episode, Nancy and Sarah talk about common questions and how they would approach them. You will learn strategies to get to the bottom of what your nonprofit’s challenge really might be. Grab your magnifying glass to practice how you might sleuth out what’s at the core of keeping you from meeting your mission.
Episode 61: Habits for a strong new year
A new year has begun, and for many that means resolutions. In this episode, Nancy and Sarah talk about what mission-supporting habits they are going to focus on as we start a new year. You’ll get some ideas on how you might approach the year to set yourself up for success.
Episode 47: Understand your donors’ why
Your donors give for a reason. Do you know what it is? In this episode, Sarah and Nancy explore four common reasons why donors give. They give advice on which of these groups of donors you should spend more of your time with and why. If you don't know why your donors give, listen for some ways that will help you find out. Your mission matters, and money is the fuel for you to deliver that mission. Take 20 minutes to reflect on your fundraising practice so you build your movement for the next year.
Episode 46: 2022 SERIES – Staffing our organizations in a time of the great resignation
The Nonprofit Radio Show continues its three-part 2022 leadership series with a focus on staffing. In this episode, Nancy and Sarah talk about what is important to remember about building your team in 2022. On the table is an honest conversation about whether you need to pay your staff more in our current marketplace of work. If you are in a position of hiring staff, listen for specific advice on small steps you can take to strengthen your team. Our people matter. What will you do to strengthen your team?
Episode 45: 2022 SERIES – The ED Search
In this episode, Nancy and Sarah reflect on the "great resignation" and offer thoughts on how a nonprofit might approach recruiting and hiring an Executive Director or senior staff member during these tight staffing times.
Episode 44: 2022 SERIES – Strategic Planning
In this episode, Nancy and Sarah talk about what strategic planning looks like in 2022 and how an organization can implement a planning process that reflects the biggest questions in front of them.
Episode 39: Program evaluation (with Chari Smith)
In this episode, Nancy and Sarah talk about what so many people are feeling in our nonprofit sector: burnout.
Episode 37: Successful End-of-Year Fundraising
In this episode, Nancy and Sarah discuss ways a small nonprofit can build a simple strategy to raise more money in November and December.
Episode 36: Nonprofit Radio Show LIVE @ Idaho Nonprofit Center conference
In this episode, Nancy and Sarah answer questions from Idaho nonprofit leaders.
Episode 35: TECH SERIES: Your Website is Your Front Door (with guest Margaret Schulte)
In this episode, Nancy and Sarah talk with Margaret Schulte about what small nonprofits need to know about websites.