In this episode, Nancy and Sarah implore board members not to pull out their old retreat agenda but to use this opportunity to refresh their purpose, culture, and focus.
We hear about culture a lot, but what does it really mean, and how do we influence it to help us deliver our mission? Nancy and Sarah pull apart what culture is and what makes up a culture. Culture is malleable, so they talk about how a small nonprofit can shift its culture to be… Continue reading Episode 22: Create a culture that people want to be a part of
Nancy and Sarah-- with special guest Rebecca Zanatta-- invite a live audience to ask their questions about what is most on their minds. The three categories of conversation they cover include fundraising, people, and resiliency. Questions to reflect on before you listen:What is most on your mind now? Discussion questions: What resonated with you about… Continue reading Episode 21: The Nonprofit Radio Show LIVE
In this episode, Nancy and Sarah recognize that fundraising can be overwhelming. Many nonprofit leaders set out with the simple goal of raising more money, which makes it hard to prioritize what to do. In this episode, we provide some focus around four metrics that matter the most. These are numbers that are accessible with… Continue reading Episode 20: The 4 Fundraising Metrics Every Small Nonprofit Needs to Know
In this episode, Nancy and Sarah talk about ways to engage volunteers so they feel more commitment to your organization. Too often nonprofits see volunteers as free labor when in reality they are vital to your movement. Sarah and Nancy share tips for seeing volunteers in a new way and therefore strengthening the role that… Continue reading Episode 19: Seeing Volunteers in New Light
In this episode, Nancy and Sarah consider whether there are aspects of 2020 that we might hold onto in delivering purposeful gatherings in 2021. They talk about the role of purpose in shaping an effective gathering. Zoom has brought an interesting intimacy to our conversations, which can build deeper connections. Because being on Zoom all… Continue reading Episode 18: Purposeful Gathering
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?