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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.

Assistance Dogs Northwest: Sound Bookkeeping Makes a Difference

February 27, 2017
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.

Get Informed, Mobilize, and Stand for Your Mission

January 31, 2017
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.

Grant opportunities - January 2017

January 23, 2017
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.

Overtime Rules Come to a Halt

December 19, 2016
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.

An Inclusive Holiday Policy is a Must for All Organizations

December 15, 2016
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.

Helpful Resources: Annual Reports

December 8, 2016
As the calendar year turns toward 2017, it’s now time for nonprofits to start thinking about creating their annual reports.

Helpful Resources: Cybersecurity

November 21, 2016
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.