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The Commons

Our Blog of News, Tips, & Insights
Our Blog of News, Tips & Insights

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."

How will healthcare reform affect you?

How will healthcare reform affect you?

Published Jun 18, 2013 04:05 PM

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.

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Connect and Recharge

Connect and Recharge

Published May 30, 2013 07:50 PM

Want an easy way to connect with your fellow leaders and share ideas on board recruitment, program impact, and more? Don't miss out on this ED Forum's fantastic lineup of facilitators and topics.

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Virtual Workplaces and Going to the Cloud

Virtual Workplaces and Going to the Cloud

Published May 16, 2013 08:45 PM

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.

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Interviewing to Hire the Best

Interviewing to Hire the Best

Published May 16, 2013 07:55 PM

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.

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Ready to boost your fundraising capacity?

Published May 14, 2013 07:55 PM

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.

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One donation. A BIG difference for nonprofits.

One donation. A BIG difference for nonprofits.

Published May 03, 2013 09:05 PM

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.

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Tech Makes a Difference for North Helpline

Tech Makes a Difference for North Helpline

Published May 01, 2013 11:10 PM

Our HandsOn Tech team member, Alex Green, shares his experience as a new AmeriCorps VISTA in Seattle, helping alleviate poverty through technology.

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Sustainable Leadership Series

Sustainable Leadership Series

Published Apr 30, 2013 10:20 PM

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.

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Q&A from Our Google Apps Brown Bag

Published Apr 24, 2013 10:15 PM

Our HandsOn Tech team recently led a Brown Bag on Google for Nonprofits. Here are our answers from the questions raised by our audience.

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Join the Discussion

Here in The Commons, we encourage your comments and hope you will join the discussion. Please keep your comments on topic in order to make this a valuable place for all Washington nonprofits. For more info, read our full blog commenting policy.