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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."

Are nonprofits ready for the Affordable Care Act?

Are nonprofits ready for the Affordable Care Act?

Published Sep 17, 2013 12:00 AM

Regardless of whether they offer healthcare coverage, nonprofits are obligated to provide information to employees about the Affordable Care Act.

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Event to celebrate volunteer contributions to the community

Event to celebrate volunteer contributions to the community

Published Sep 12, 2013 01:30 PM

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.

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Share your National Service Story!

Published Aug 12, 2013 09:10 AM

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.

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Your Guide to QuickBooks

Your Guide to QuickBooks

Published Jul 24, 2013 07:00 AM

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.

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Goodbye to Google Checkout

Published Jun 26, 2013 09:10 AM

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.

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How will healthcare reform affect you?

How will healthcare reform affect you?

Published Jun 18, 2013 09:05 AM

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 12:50 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 01:45 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 12:55 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 12:55 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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