The Commons – Our Blog
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."
501 Commons Service Corps volunteers are generous with their time and expertise! Already this year, they've doubled the number of volunteer hours provided to local nonprofits. We'll celebrate them all at our Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Oct. 24th.
Cuts to the national service budget are hitting home across our state, leaving many organizations and communities scrambling or at a complete loss. Your stories can help convince congress to restore and expand this high impact program.
Make financial management easier at your nonprofit. Whether you're a new user or looking to learn more about QuickBooks, find out what the popular accounting software can do for you at this workshop designed for nonprofits.
Late last month, Google announced that they will be ending their Google Checkout online payment service. But here are some alternative solutions to consider in the ever-changing technology landscape.
Get the latest news about the healthcare reform regulations from a comprehensive group of experts at our July 25 workshop. Plus learn about your responsibilities to educate employees and how the state exchange is going to work.
Want an easy way to connect with your fellow leaders and share ideas and insights? Don't miss out on this ED Forum's fantastic lineup of facilitators and topics.
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.