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."
Wallingford Community Senior Center has struggled with the financial and capacity issues familiar to many local nonprofits in the wake of the 2008 recession. With community will and support, the Center has been working hard to redefine, rebuild, and reinvigorate its services.
Last month, we asked nonprofits to tell us what they are paying for office space, what amenities were important, and how they were managing occupancy costs. Having benchmark information about what other nonprofits are paying can be really helpful if you are shopping for space.
Over 40 nonprofit professionals came together at our latest breakfast event, and learned how a program quality initiative can improve their programs and help build capacity.
Join 501 Commons for breakfast on Wednesday, October 9th! You’ll learn from Reel Grrls, the YMCA, and the Raikes Foundation why focusing on quality leads to better use of resources, clarified goals, and success stories that drive funding. Sign up today!
Regardless of whether they offer healthcare coverage, nonprofits are obligated to provide information to employees about the Affordable Care Act.
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.