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."
We are excited to share this blog post written by Dan Lamont (Tatoosh Media), a visual media specialist who is listed in our Resource Directory. He writes about the importance of storytelling and how every nonprofit organization has a compelling story that needs to be told.
To protect the public’s safety and privacy, all companies – including nonprofits – must comply with state and federal rules regulating how to secure data and electronic transactions. Mistakes can lead to lawsuits and broken trust. Watch our webinar “How to Solve Your Nonprofit’s IT Compliance Issues” that goes into great depth about how to prevent these mistakes from happening.
If your organization uses Salesforce, you cannot miss "NPSP Day" on Thursday, May 11 in Seattle (Impact Hub).
How familiar are you with federal digital safety laws? Complying with these regulations is important to retaining the confidence of your donors, funders, and clients.
Self-care, equity, and navigating through tumultuous times are themes that will be explored at the 2017 Washington State Nonprofit Conference.
Put Your Volunteer Management Experience to Good Use By Sharing Your Expertise with Other Nonprofits
Sometimes, the best way to learn is to teach. We're reaching out to volunteer managers with a remarkable professional development opportunity that provides personal as well as community-building benefits.
Are you a Windows-savvy volunteer who can help upgrade King County nonprofits to Windows 10? On May 15 and 22, 2017 we're giving nonprofits the opportunity to upgrade for free thanks to Microsoft.
People are fired up about finding opportunities to counter what they see on the news every day. GiveBIG is your opportunity to help them help you. If you are in King County, start now to plan for the 7th annual GiveBIG on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. From midnight to midnight, donors everywhere (no matter where they live) will have the opportunity to make a difference on issues they care about.
National nonprofit conferences are a fantastic way for sector professionals to come away informed, inspired, and equipped to serve their missions. However, it can be difficult to attend these conferences when they're held in cities across the country that are far away from home.
Do you need bookkeeping, payroll or tax assistance? 501 Commons’ Financial Services program can help you prepare your Form 990, set up sound accounting practices, pay your staff, and make sure you stay in compliance of city, state, and federal tax laws.