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News, Tips, and Insights from 501 Commons

Thank You to Our GiveBIG 2019 Sponsors!

May 6, 2019
It takes a tremendous amount of support to ensure GiveBIG can be as successful as possible for nonprofit organizations across the state of Washington.

6 Strategies to Drive More Donations Through Your Website

Your software solutions are designed to help your nonprofit succeed. Success looks different for every organization, but generally speaking, your technology should help contribute to your organization’s overarching mission. Whether that means better communicating your goals to your supporters or garnering donations, technology is there to help.

We Can Help You Strengthen Your Volunteer Management Practices

June 19, 2017
Your volunteers can reap benefits for your organization far beyond the time and talent they already provide. Committed volunteers may also become major donors, expert consultants, project leads, board members, and public advocates if proper time is spent cultivating these relationships.

Resiliency: How Can Nonprofit Leaders Build Resilient Organizations?

May 24, 2017
Resiliency…resiliency… just saying the word can make you feel more settled in these unsettling times. What are the strategies that nonprofit leaders can do to build resiliency in our organizations? Being resilient means the organization can not only survive a crisis but thrive.

GUEST BLOG: Everybody Has a Story. Make Yours Count

May 22, 2017
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.

WEBINAR: How to Solve Your Nonprofit's IT Compliance Issues

May 18, 2017
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.

Helpful Resources: Federal Digital Safety Laws

April 28, 2017
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.

Help a Nonprofit Upgrade to Windows 10

March 29, 2017
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.

National Nonprofit Conferences are Coming to the Pacific Northwest in 2017

March 1, 2017
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.