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Volunteer Management: Issues & Best Practices

In this episode of the NP Local podcast, host Jason Cass and Scott Niermann are joined by Scott McFarland, Executive Director at Missouri Community Service Commission. Volunteers are an important part of a nonprofit: they are donors of time, similar to donors of...

Volunteerism: Why Does It Matter?

This episode of the NP Local podcast is hosted by Jason Cass and Scott Niermann. For those not in the nonprofit world, why does volunteerism matter? For those in nonprofits, small and large, do you know why people volunteer and how they think? Another form of giving...

Giving USA 2021 Report Takeaways

Giving USA 2021 Report Takeaways

In this episode of the NP Local podcast hosted by Jason Cass and Scott Niermann, they learn about the newly released report on American philanthropy and some key takeaways for nonprofit professionals and fundraisers. A public service of the Giving USA Foundation and...

Tips for Today from 45 Years of Fundraising, Featuring Sandi Byrd

Tips for Today from 45 Years of Fundraising, Featuring Sandi Byrd

In this episode of the NP Local podcast hosted by Jason Cass and Scott Niermann, they’re completely on target for today's fundraising environment. Enjoy a short conversation with veteran fundraiser Sandi Byrd, ACFRE. From the early years of Loudon County Habitat for...

The “Why?” and “How?” of a Charting Impact Report

The “Why?” and “How?” of a Charting Impact Report

In this episode of the NP Local podcast hosted by Jason Cass and Scott Niermann, Jason and Scott discuss how the Charting Impact framework will help your organization articulate long-term goals, programmatic strategies, capabilities, and impact your constituents,...

Telling the Story of Your Organization’s Impact

Telling the Story of Your Organization’s Impact

In this episode of the NP Local podcast hosted by Jason Cass and Scott Niermann, using the Charting Impact framework crafted by leading, nationwide nonprofit advocacy and transparency organizations, NP Local hosts walk through five strategic questions every...

Membership Organizations, Featuring Joy Duling

Membership Organizations, Featuring Joy Duling

Join host Scott Niermann as he talks with Consultant and Speaker Joy Duling about the importance of nonprofit membership, trade, and professional associations. Consider some key points from Joy that can help build your membership organization following the pandemic,...

Nonprofit Insurance: What You Need To Know

Nonprofit Insurance: What You Need To Know

In this episode of the NP Local podcast hosted by Jason Cass and Scott Niermann, they discuss what kind of insurance is appropriate for nonprofits. Episode Highlights: Jason shares what the traits are that a person must have when an executive is looking for an agent....

Policies: What’s Most Important and Why

Policies: What’s Most Important and Why

In this episode of the NP Local podcast hosted by Jason Cass and Scott Niermann, they discuss the different types of board policies and what it’s all about. Episode Highlights: Scott mentions why crafting policies is not his favorite as a nonprofit director....

Strategic Planning: Putting Your Mission Into Action

Strategic Planning: Putting Your Mission Into Action

Does your organization use a strategic plan to implement your mission? Do you set goals with board and constituent buy-in? Join Jason Cass and Scott Niermann for a discussion about the importance of strategic planning, and why it is essential for your team...