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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."

Get Informed, Mobilize, and Stand for Your Mission

Published Jan 31, 2017 08:18 AM

Both the Congress and the Washington State Legislature are back in session and their actions will have major consequences on nonprofits and on the lives of the people served by nonprofits.

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Resolve to improve your bookkeeping in 2017

Published Jan 25, 2017 01:17 PM

Is your New Year's Resolution to improve your bookkeeping practices? QuickBooks Made Easy (Desktop Edition) from Feb. 7-9 can help!

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Grant opportunities - January 2017

Published Jan 23, 2017 01:55 PM

Does your nonprofit organization need further funding? Of course you do! We have for you another round of funding opportunities with deadlines coming either very soon (Pacific Hospital PDA) or in February.

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Let's Celebrate Our Success Together on January 26

Published Jan 11, 2017 11:49 AM

Our Executive Service Corps consultants are invited to our annual Appreciation & Awards Luncheon on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Pacific Tower (Panoramic Center).

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Overtime Rules Come to a Halt

Published Dec 19, 2016 10:00 AM

One week before the anticipated Dec. 1, 2016 implementation date of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) updated overtime rules, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction halting the new regulations.

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An Inclusive Holiday Policy is a Must for All Organizations

Published Dec 15, 2016 08:50 AM

Make sure your human resources policies recognize your employee’s diverse religious and cultural practices. It is important to have an inclusive holiday policy that’s equitable, flexible, and clearly articulated.

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Helpful Resources: Annual Reports

Published Dec 08, 2016 09:03 AM

As the calendar year turns toward 2017, it’s now time for nonprofits to start thinking about creating their annual reports.

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Finance Quick Consult Can Answer Your Questions

Published Dec 01, 2016 02:11 PM

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!

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Helpful Resources: Cybersecurity

Published Nov 21, 2016 10:05 AM

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.

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November 2016 Grant Opportunities

Published Nov 17, 2016 11:02 AM

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.

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