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."
The Salesforce Foundation recently announced the release of a major update to the Nonprofit Starter Pack. Here's what you need to know about the new release and why you should consider upgrading.
The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has asked 501 Commons to develop opportunities for nonprofit leaders in Pierce County. We are conducting a survey to gather information about what leaders want. What kind of trainings or peer gatherings would you like to see?
Jenn Smith of the Unemployment Services Trust (UST) explains why, regardless of your own nonprofit’s unemployment history, your organization could be overpaying in unemployment costs. She shares a federally approved way for many nonprofits to save money.
Lots of nonprofit leaders are retiring, but a majority plan to stay active as volunteers or consultants. Learn what resources are available to help plan for this "second stage" of life.
A leadership crisis is brewing. Two-thirds of all nonprofit senior leaders say they plan to leave their post in the next five years. How can the sector welcome, prepare and support the next generation in leading our essential mission-based organizations? A timely survey of young professionals tells us how we can begin today.
Policy Governance is a model of board governance that an increasing number of nonprofits are engaging. Join us at this training on July 17th and help your board focus on the "big picture".
Seattle will host the national Independent Sector conference this November. Don't miss one of the most valuable educational opportunities for the nonprofit sector, featuring leaders from nonprofits and philanthropy.
What a great night for the nonprofit and technology communities! Thanks to everyone who attended, donated, volunteered, and otherwise supported Tweets, Beats, and Haiku. Your generosity ensures that we can continue our mission to support Washington nonprofits with the essential services and resources they need to thrive!
Nonprofit specialist Jonathan Poisner discusses how thriving nonprofits recognize that a well-designed fiscal management system creates information that improves strategic decision-making.
Prompted by National Volunteer week, we want to thank our Service Corps and Volunteer Manager Corps members and consider the benefits of the practice of gratitude. Ashley Miller, ED of the Service Board suggests that reflecting on what you are grateful for and sharing gratitude among staff, board, and program participants can build a culture that is joyful and resilient.