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The Commons – Our Blog

News, Tips, & Insights from Staff & Guests
News, Tips, & Insights from Staff & Guests

News, Tips, & Insights from Staff & Guests

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."

Techtacular in Pictures

Techtacular in Pictures

Published Apr 18, 2013 10:20 AM

Some highlights from the event, including the best superhero poses from the photo booth.

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Changes to Salesforce Identity Confirmation

Published Apr 04, 2013 01:45 PM

All you need to know to weather the upcoming changes to the Salesforce Identity Confirmation.

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Techtacular: Our Superhero Sponsors

Techtacular: Our Superhero Sponsors

Published Apr 03, 2013 08:00 AM

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.

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Microsoft: Supporting the Integration of Technology at 501 Commons

Published Apr 02, 2013 09:47 AM

In addition to their premier Techtacular sponsorship, Microsoft is also providing grant support for some big changes in technology at 501 Commons.

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Know this if you plan on hiring

Know this if you plan on hiring

Published Apr 01, 2013 11:20 AM

A new I-9 form is available from USCIS, and your organization needs to be ready to start using it before May 7th.

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A Celebration of Nonprofits

A Celebration of Nonprofits

Published Mar 22, 2013 04:15 PM

Anticipation is building for the 2013 Washington State Nonprofit Conference, which is this Fri., May 17 in Bellevue. Our staff and service corps members will be among this year's presenters, discussing solutions on a shoestring and innovative approaches to nonprofit challenges.

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Deloitte: Like-Minded Supporter of Nonprofit Tech

Published Mar 22, 2013 09:06 AM

Global professional services company Deloitte and 501 Commons may not appear very similar at first glance, but both organizations are dedicated to helping nonprofits strengthen their management and effectively use technology.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Technology as Tool for Change

Published Mar 19, 2013 08:00 AM

We’re proud to partner with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a sponsor for the upcoming Techtacular (April 4 at the HUB Ballroom)! Learn more about the Gates Foundation’s commitment to the nonprofit community and why they’ve chosen to support 501 Commons.

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Sustainable Leadership Series

Sustainable Leadership Series

Published Mar 05, 2013 11:30 AM

During times of organizational change and stress, most leaders are comfortable with doing, but finding the time to reflect is important too. Guest blogger Amy Erickson continues her series on leading with the wise mind.

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VIP Welcomes 32 New Clients

VIP Welcomes 32 New Clients

Published Mar 04, 2013 02:35 PM

501 Commons and United Way of King County are pleased to announce the selection of 32 health and human services organizations to participate in the United Way Volunteer Impact Partnership’s (VIP) two feature programs, VIP 360 and VIP Manager Corps.

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