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."
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.
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.
Is your New Year's Resolution to improve your bookkeeping practices? QuickBooks Made Easy (Desktop Edition) from Feb. 7-9 can help!
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.
Our Executive Service Corps consultants are invited to our annual Appreciation & Awards Luncheon on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Pacific Tower (Panoramic Center).
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.
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.