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News, Tips, and Insights from 501 Commons

Get Creative With Employee Benefits

August 28, 2019 Human Resources
In today’s competitive job market, it is crucial for mission-based organizations to get creative when it comes to employee compensation – especially for nonprofits competing with large for-profit companies that have the ability to pay their employees more.

Take the Guesswork Out of Your Bookkeeping

August 27, 2019 Finance
Nonprofit accounting brings unique challenges, rules, and reporting requirements that for-profit companies don’t have to deal with. If anything is confusing you or causing you to lose sleep at night, partner with us and we can guide your way to better bookkeeping practices.

Techtacular: Our Superhero Sponsors

April 3, 2013
Thanks to the 200+ people who came to our superhero-studded bash and to our sponsors who made the party possible! From kryptonite cocktails and key lime bars to the operatic talents of the Unexpected Productions improvisers, it was a memorable evening.

Know this if you plan on hiring

April 1, 2013
A new I-9 form is available from USCIS, and your organization needs to be ready to start using it before May 7th.

A Celebration of Nonprofits

March 22, 2013
Anticipation is building for the 2013 Washington State Nonprofit Conference, which is this Fri., May 17 in Bellevue. Our staff and service corps members will be among this year's presenters, discussing solutions on a shoestring and innovative approaches to nonprofit challenges.

Deloitte: Like-Minded Supporter of Nonprofit Tech

March 22, 2013
Global professional services company Deloitte and 501 Commons may not appear very similar at first glance, but both organizations are dedicated to helping nonprofits strengthen their management and effectively use technology.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Technology as Tool for Change

March 19, 2013
We’re proud to partner with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a sponsor for the upcoming Techtacular (April 4 at the HUB Ballroom)! Learn more about the Gates Foundation’s commitment to the nonprofit community and why they’ve chosen to support 501 Commons.

Sustainable Leadership Series

March 5, 2013
During times of organizational change and stress, most leaders are comfortable with doing, but finding the time to reflect is important too. Guest blogger Amy Erickson continues her series on leading with the wise mind.

VIP Welcomes 32 New Clients

March 4, 2013
501 Commons and United Way of King County are pleased to announce the selection of 32 health and human services organizations to participate in the United Way Volunteer Impact Partnership’s (VIP) two feature programs, VIP 360 and VIP Manager Corps.

Techtacular - It's going to be super!

February 27, 2013
Bringing together the best and brightest from Northwest technology, nonprofits, and philanthropy. Join us April 4 at the HUB Ballroom (parking at Padelford) for good food, good people, and stories of nonprofits wielding their superpowers to change the world. Thanks to our sponsors: Microsoft, Deloitte, Presidio, Gates Foundation, Accenture, SAP, Point B, Avanade, PwC, CA Technologies, Verizon, IBM, AT&T, Cisco, Dell, Oracle, Plaster Group, Salesforce.com, Savvis, Slalom Consulting, and Sprint.