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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."

Need Help? We Have an App for That!

Published Jun 26, 2015 11:30 AM

Just as our clients at 501 Commons are diverse in their work, 501 Commons also offers a diverse array of services for these nonprofits - including consulting, referrals to nonprofit experts, training events, direct services, cohort programs, space for meetings/conferences, and more.

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Let Catalyst Spark Your Fundraising

Let Catalyst Spark Your Fundraising

Published Jun 17, 2015 12:55 PM

We are actively searching for nonprofits to participate in Catalyst, a cohort program that will equip you with the tools you need to improve your fundraising. The deadline to apply is July 19, so apply today as spots in this collaborative program are filling up fast!

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Catalyst: You Can Help a Nonprofit Ignite Its Fundraising

Catalyst: You Can Help a Nonprofit Ignite Its Fundraising

Published Jun 03, 2015 03:35 PM

Nonprofits are continually challenged to generate enough revenue to fully fund their missions. This is why we're searching for volunteer consultants to join Catalyst, a cohort program that helps ten nonprofits build a plan for better fundraising. The deadline to apply is July 19.

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Helpful Resources: Tools and Ideas for Fundraising

Published May 29, 2015 10:47 AM

Everyone understands the importance of fundraising. Without it, how would nonprofits be able to do their work in our communities? This is why we're sharing these tools and ideas for helping your organization raise more money.

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Need Affordable Meeting or Event Space?

Published May 22, 2015 12:40 PM

If you are looking for spaces for board meetings, program gatherings, fundraisers and other important events, consider Pacific Tower. 501 Commons and FareStart are offering four spaces for nonprofits to rent for daytime, evening and weekend events.

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Secure your .NGO Domain Now

Published May 11, 2015 11:12 AM

Nonprofits are now able to register their website addresses with the domain .ngo. Your organization can protect its brand, become added to the OnGood directory and join the cause of changing how nonprofits engage with constituents on the web.

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FREE Consulting from 501 Commons - NEW Discounts Available

Published May 07, 2015 11:45 AM

There are two ways to save big on consulting services for your nonprofit. If your annual budget is less than $1 million and your service area is within the Puget Sound region, you may be qualified for 8-10 hours of free consulting! You might be qualified for more if you are an education-focused nonprofit.

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Thank You for Being a #501Friend and Supporting Us on GiveBIG!

Published May 06, 2015 01:05 PM

Thank you to everyone who made a contribution to 501 Commons through The Seattle Foundation's annual GiveBIG fundraising day! We appreciate your generosity and willingness to make an important investment in our region's nonprofits. Your gift will go a long way in increasing our social sector's capacity to fulfill their missions.

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Become a #501Friend and GiveBIG to 501 Commons

Published May 04, 2015 01:05 PM

On Tuesday, May 5, 501 Commons will once again participate in The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG, a 24-hour, online debit or credit card-only charitable giving event that will benefit as many as 1,600 other nonprofits across our state. We are asking our family - board members, Executive Service Corps volunteers, Resource Directory partners, donors and so on - to help us capitalize on the power of community-minded philanthropy.

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Techtacular Was Spectacular!

Published May 04, 2015 12:40 PM

Thank you to one and all who attended our 5th annual Techtacular celebration of the power of technology to transform nonprofits. It was a fun and inspiring evening of networking for nonprofits, technology executives ... and a few robots.

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