Nonprofit Ace Podcast
Selecting Volunteers

Selecting Volunteers

August 24, 2021

Hello hello! Thank you for tuning in for another episode of Non Profit Ace! Today we are continuing our focus on volunteers in your organization and are now looking at how to select the right volunteers. Having and using volunteers in the right way is an ever-changing process, with the needs of the organization and the makeup of leadership often playing a role in the need for certain volunteers. Join us as we focus on how to evaluate the needs of your organization and how choosing the right volunteers can aid in your mission!

 

Closer Look

  • Evaluating what type of volunteers are needed
  • Positioning volunteers appropriately
  • Not overstepping boundaries with volunteer services

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Understanding Different Levels of Volunteering

Understanding Different Levels of Volunteering

August 17, 2021

Hey guys, welcome to another episode of Non Profit Ace! We are continuing our discussion on volunteers and gauging their time. Volunteers may be in various levels of your organization, and you have to account for that when you are budgeting and measuring the value of their time. Tune in and thank you for listening!

 

Closer Look

  • Understanding different kinds of volunteers
  • Keeping volunteers engaged
  • Software to track time
  • How tracking volunteer time will inform staffing decisions

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Recording Volunteer Time

Recording Volunteer Time

August 10, 2021

Hey guys! We are back with another episode of Non Profit Ace! Picking up from last week, we focus more on the volunteer aspect of our organizations and how to effectively structure their time. It is imperative to use their skills and time in a way that is beneficial to both them and your organization. Tune in!

Closer Look

  • Properly valuing volunteer time
  • Tracking time for future reference

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Recruiting Volunteers

Recruiting Volunteers

August 3, 2021

Welcome back to another episode of Non Profit Ace! Today, we are going to switch things up and focus on where and how to find good and quality volunteers for your nonprofit. Building out your organization with energetic and competent volunteers is as important as making sure the financial side is crisp and clean. Be on the lookout for good volunteers and know where to find them so your non-profit can really bloom with talented support! Tune in!

Closer Look

  • Where to find volunteers
  • Networking with organizations for talent
  • Making sure volunteers are right for YOUR organization

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Fighting Fluff

Fighting Fluff

July 27, 2021

Summary

Hello and welcome to another episode of Non Profit Ace! This week we are touching on “fluff”! Determining what information is important and what isn’t can be tricky sometimes. Cutting to the core of what you need to know and what you don’t is a big part of keeping organizational alignment, and it helps make sure no one gets lost in meetings and other organizational communication. We have a few tips to help you sort through the “fluff” that may be in your organization! Check it out!

 

Closer Look

  • Asking relevant questions that lead to change
  • Establishing baselines of importance
  • Implementing a Dashboard

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Get in the Know

Get in the Know

July 20, 2021

Welcome back to another episode of Non-Profit Ace! Today, we are discussing what you NEED to know rather than what you want to know. Thinking in context financially can help answer questions you may have about cash on hand, future budgeting, and predictions for growth. Understanding context in a financial sense is important, and we’ve got several tips to make sure you are thinking proactively! Tune in!

Closer Look

  • Context around your cash
  • Budget vs actuals
  • Planning head 

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Learning to Read Financial Statements

Learning to Read Financial Statements

July 13, 2021

Hey guys and welcome to another season of NonProfit Ace! Today, we are looking at the importance of understanding your organization's financial statement. Being able to read and comprehend this is important to keep your finances in order. It also allows your Board of Directors and staff to be on the same page. Check out this episode for some valuable tips and information!

 

Closer Look

  • Why knowing the amount of cash on hand is important
  • Understanding statements of activity
  • Reading financial statements properly

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Opportunity and Pressure Risks for Fraud

Opportunity and Pressure Risks for Fraud

June 15, 2021

Hey guys! This season, we are focused on taking preventative measures to avoid fraud and other financially improper conduct related to nonprofits.

On this week of Non Profit Ace, we are examining a case out of California regarding fraud and a bookkeeper. We look at the opportunity for fraud concerning her role and the access she had to financial records, as well as the internal/external pressures she faced, both in her career and personal life that drove her to commit this act. Tune in for an analysis of how you can prevent certain opportunities for fraud in your organization, as well as reducing pressures as an employer which drives staff to feel the need to carry out illegal acts.

Closer Look

  • Janice Carlstrom crime explained
  • Spotting gaps in checks and balances with duties
  • Using bank reconciliation to prevent fraud
  • Understanding potential staff pressure

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Read more about Janice Carlstrom here

Check out the Scam Goddess Podcast episode on Janice Carlstrom: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-blazin-embezzler-with-brendan-scannell/id1479455008?i=1000513172168  

Protecting Organizational Programming From Fraud

Protecting Organizational Programming From Fraud

June 8, 2021

Hey guys! This season, we are focused on taking preventative measures to avoid fraud and other financially improper conduct related to nonprofits. 

This week on Nonprofit Ace, we are looking at the logistics of running your organization’s various programming to make sure all parties involved are protected against potential fraud and financial misappropriation. The board of directors, financial staff, donors, volunteers, and paid staff all play a role in making sure everything is running smoothly and protecting the organization’s financial interests at all times.

Closer Look

  • Creating new programs and making sure they are protected from fraud
  • Organizing logistical elements of roles with programming
  • Knowing when and how to shut down programs to reduce fraud risk

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Staffing Safeguards for Risk Prevention

Staffing Safeguards for Risk Prevention

June 1, 2021

Hey guys! This season, we are focused on taking preventative measures to avoid fraud and other financially improper conduct related to nonprofits. 

This week on NonProfit Ace, we are looking at the questions you should ask yourself, your co-workers, your superiors, and the board about staffing. You should be prepared to manage staffing issues such as distributing information, personal screening, and financial access by staff. Being knowledgeable and prepared to ask the questions Chyla discusses is a necessary move in order to reduce the risk of fraud throughout your organization and help structure management accordingly. Tune in!

Closer Look

  • Informing employees about disciplinary changes 
  • Screening potential and current personnel
  • Turnover frequency
  • Auditing current training practices

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