Our Blog of News, Tips, & Insights
Welcome to The Commons, 501 Commons' new blog, where we'll be sharing:
- How-tos, tips, and tricks from nonprofit tech, finance, HR, and other areas
- News and updates about upcoming events, programs, and services
- Thought-provoking pieces around topics, such as skills-based volunteerism, nonprofit management, and more
- Stories from clients about the impact of 501 Commons' programs and services
Plus, we invite your comments! Add your thoughts to these posts, so our blog truly becomes "The Commons."
Thanks to cloud based technology, offices and the constraints of office hours are now optional. In a time when online polling has replaced phone tag, here are a few reasons why nonprofits should embrace telework and virtual workplaces.
Nonprofits spend most of their budget on staff, so how can you find the employee who has the skills needed, the passion for your mission, and the fit for your particular culture? Join us June 18 for an interactive workshop to improve your interviewing skills.
Catalyst helps you improve the internal systems and culture that lead to fundraising success and align the board and staff around fundraising goals. After sessions in Thurston and Snohomish Counties, the program is coming to King County this summer.
We know you care about our community’s nonprofits, and by making a GiveBIG donation to 501 Commons on May 15, you’ll be helping lots of nonprofits make the world a better place. Click to see the list of organizations we’ve started working with just since the beginning of 2013. Then make your GiveBIG donation to 501 Commons and watch it ripple throughout the nonprofit community.
Our HandsOn Tech team member, Alex Green, shares his experience as a new AmeriCorps VISTA in Seattle, helping alleviate poverty through technology.
Statewide Nonprofit Resource Directory consultant Amy Erickson wraps up her series on sustainable leadership with some tips on how to structure your day to incorporate time for mindfulness and increase your productivity and self-awareness.
Our HandsOn Tech team recently led a Brown Bag on Google for Nonprofits. Here are our answers from the questions raised by our audience.
Some highlights from the event, including the best superhero poses from the photo booth.
All you need to know to weather the upcoming changes to the Salesforce Identity Confirmation.
Thanks to the 200+ people who came to our superhero-studded bash and to our sponsors who made the party possible! From kryptonite cocktails and key lime bars to the operatic talents of the Unexpected Productions improvisers, it was a memorable evening.