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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.

Seattle Opera: A Connected Board

An online board portal helps your board better collaborate, communicate, and manage committees, events, and other board work. 501 Commons can work with you to develop a board portal and train your board and staff on how to use it.

What You Need to Know About the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

February 2, 2018 Policy & Legal
Just days before the New Year, the federal government passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which will have a significant impact on the nonprofit sector. Here's a brief summary of what nonprofits need to know about this new legislation and how it'll affect the social sector.

Staff Development Workshop on 2/26: Invisible Disabilities

The word "disability" is often used to describe an ongoing physical challenge. While some disabilities may seem obvious, many are unseen – or “invisible.” The February Nonprofit Staff Development Coalition workshop will provide you with knowledge and guidance on the impact of invisible disabilities in the workplace and challenge the way you think about disabilities.