In this episode, Nancy and Sarah welcome Human Resources expert Skye Mercer to talk about what nonprofit people-- particularly "accidental HR managers" -- should be thinking about as we start 2021. Skye tells us why it is worth our time to get HR right, even if we are an all volunteer organization with no staff.… Continue reading Episode 17: Smart HR in Small Nonprofits
In this episode, Nancy and Sarah reflect on what they learned in 2020 and make a few resolutions for the next year. They share some updates for the Nonprofit Radio Show, including a guest -- Skye Mercer-- joining us in January to talk about HR and a live show taking place February 19, 2021. Questions… Continue reading Episode 16: 2021 Nonprofit New Year’s Resolutions
In this episode we talk about evaluation and how to measure what matters. With everything a nonprofit needs to do, evaluation is often an afterthought. Our funders expect us to gather data about what we do, so we count heads at our events or use surveys to get feedback. There are a few ways that… Continue reading Episode 15: Evaluation – Measuring What Matters
In this episode we talk about the core purpose of a nonprofit board. We know that boards can be challenging. There is a certain about of tension that comes with having a group of people who don't know each other well making important decisions together. We start by underscoring why our nonprofits have boards and… Continue reading Episode 14: Why have a board?
In this episode we recognize that we are a little stressed out and talk about how we are navigating through these unpredictable times. Nonprofit people know stress. We are used to doing a lot with very little. But there comes a time when stress turns into fatigue which becomes burnout. We explore why we are… Continue reading Episode 13: Stressed in Unpredictable Times
Nancy, Sarah, and JoAnn talk about cloud storage and why nonprofit leaders should prioritize the security of their key documents.
In this episode we talk about online meetings and how to make them engaging and productive. We break down the key elements of a successful online meeting and give some tips on how to increase engagement. We know that nonprofit people spend a lot of time in meetings--board meetings, staff meetings, event planning meetings, etc.… Continue reading Episode 11: Effective Online Meetings
In this episode, we define what we mean by a "good program." We talk about how you know a program is good, and how you can leverage them as a core strategy to strengthen your board, collaborations, and fundraising. The episode is only 11 minutes long. Why not play it for your board and have… Continue reading Episode 10: Good Programs as a Core Strategy
Money. It is a topic that many of us are thinking a lot about right now. Will we have enough money to get through this crisis? How do we make decisions about money when there is so much uncertainty around us? In this episode, we make the case for why you need a financial forecast… Continue reading Episode 9: Money–Time for a Six Month Financial Forecast
Many of us rely on events to raise money and build community. As we look ahead to the fall, we know that we can't hold our favorite events as we have in the past. What to do? In this episode, we talk about the three reasons we hold events: raise money, build community, and engage… Continue reading Episode 8: Events: What do we do now?