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Our Blog of News, Tips, & Insights

Our Blog of News, Tips & Insights

Welcome to The Commons, 501 Commons' blog, where we share:

  • How-to's, 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."

Executive Advising and Leadership Coaching: Who's in Your Corner?

Published Aug 10, 2017 09:00 AM

Sometimes, we all need someone who will stand in our corner when times get tough. Inquire today about our Executive Advising and Leadership Coaching programs to get matched with someone who can deliver that much needed support.

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Soundview School: Stable Technology Empowers Students to Learn

Published Aug 08, 2017 08:03 AM

For more than 20 years, Soundview School has educated their students to become innovative thinkers, ethical citizens, and compassionate leaders.

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Helpful Resources: Leadership Development

Published Jul 26, 2017 10:09 AM

Quality leadership at the top is critical to the success of every nonprofit. So what can you do to further hone your leadership skills and your ability to navigate through challenges?

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We Keep Our IT Customers Satisfied. Do You Want to Be Next?

Published Jul 20, 2017 11:25 AM

Not sure if your organization needs IT help? Consider this:

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How the Washington Family Leave Act Affects Nonprofits

Published Jul 19, 2017 11:55 AM

In early July, the legislature passed the Washington Family Leave Act (FLA), which provides eligible workers up to 12 weeks of paid protected leave for the birth or adoption of a child or for leave when the employee or a family member (including registered domestic partners) faces a serious health condition.

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Helpful Resources: Financial Management

Published Jul 03, 2017 01:15 PM

Sound financial management is a must for nonprofits. It's necessary for maintaining compliance with local and federal laws, reporting back to funders, and keeping the organization running smoothly. We share with you important resources on financial management that you should keep bookmarked for future reference.

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Grant Opportunities - June 2017

Published Jun 27, 2017 08:21 AM

Summer is finally here, but don't let your fundraising go on vacation! Check out these grant opportunities with deadlines happening in the next few weeks or months.

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QuickBooks Made Easy on July 20: Better Accounting Means Better Fundraising

Published Jun 21, 2017 12:25 PM

Like peanut butter and jelly, vibrant fundraising and sound financial practices just naturally go together. Join us for "QuickBooks Made Easy" on Thursday, July 20 at the 2100 Building (Seattle) so that you can take your accounting practices - and fundraising - to the next level.

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We Can Help You Strengthen Your Volunteer Management Practices

Published Jun 19, 2017 08:37 AM

Your volunteers can reap benefits for your organization far beyond the time and talent they already provide. Committed volunteers may also become major donors, expert consultants, project leads, board members, and public advocates if proper time is spent cultivating these relationships.

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Resiliency: How Can Nonprofit Leaders Build Resilient Organizations?

Published May 24, 2017 09:26 AM

Resiliency…resiliency… just saying the word can make you feel more settled in these unsettling times. What are the strategies that nonprofit leaders can do to build resiliency in our organizations? Being resilient means the organization can not only survive a crisis but thrive.

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