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."
Do you have a quick question about your finances that not even Google can answer? We are happy to announce the launch of Finance Quick Consult!
Just because you’re a nonprofit doesn’t mean you aren’t vulnerable to a cyber-attack, scam, or breach of security. Nonprofits cannot ignore the importance of protecting their data from hackers and malicious parties.
Take a look at this roundup of grant opportunities to see if any of them would be appropriate for your organization. If none of them are right for you, bookmark their websites so you can check out what they have to offer in the future.
There is great uncertainty in the sector about the implications of the election. 501 Commons will be evaluating emerging issues and needs in collaboration with our partners, including Washington Nonprofits and Philanthropy Northwest.
Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) is committed to strengthening the thriving tech sector in Washington State. A core tenet of their mission is to encourage and develop diversity in the industry. 501 Commons has partnered with them in this effort by joining their Diversity Action Committee.
For startups and organizations with a small staff, it can be difficult to get quality work done in living rooms, kitchens or coffee shops. However, it can also be tremendously expensive to rent office spaces, especially in large metropolitan areas.
Springboard is now accepting applications for the spring program that runs from February through June 2017.
Once again, #GivingTuesday is happening on November 29, 2016, which is the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Now is the time for nonprofits large and small to start crafting their marketing plans for making #GivingTuesday a success.
Technology is just like turning on the lights. You want to flip the switch and not have to worry about it. But occasionally, things do go wrong and you need help. This is where we come in!
The mission of FIRST Washington is to inspire kids of all ages to pursue careers in science and technology. However, their internal use of technology didn't always align with this mission.