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."
Nearly 1/3 of annual giving is donated during December. In 2020, 34.8 million people participated in GivingTuesday and donated $2.47 billion in just 24 hours. How can you capitalize on this wave of awareness and generosity?
Now that we’re over a year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of the crisis on nonprofit operations is becoming more clearly defined and backed by data.
The federal minimum wage was implemented under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938. The initial purpose of a federal minimum wage was to stabilize America’s post-Depression economy and protect workers in the labor force. In order to protect desperate workers from being exploited, the minimum wage was established to ensure an equal living wage – a fair amount that could provide enough food, clothing, and shelter for a worker and their family.
When St. Vincent de Paul Bremerton needed guidance on solving some organizational challenges, our Management Consulting team answered the call.
The WA Cares Fund is the nation's first public state-operated long-term care insurance program.
Thank you to everyone in King County who filled out the Wage & Benefits Survey! The public database will be available on the 501 Commons website later this fall, allowing you to compare wages for various job titles across the sector.
Whether you're mapping out a post-pandemic fundraising strategy or planning to assemble a staff team amidst a “Turnover Tsunami,” don’t feel like you need to solve this all by yourself.
Nonprofits play a vital role in educating the public about policy issues and actions that directly affect our communities. Knowing your advocacy rights – and strategies for effectively conducting advocacy – is crucial to doing it right.
From choosing the right fundraising platforms to discerning which marketing channels will best reach your audience, nonprofits that leverage the tools they have can make the most of limited funds and accomplish more. Steven Shattuck, Chief Engagement Officer at Bloomerang, lends his experience to share several opportunities to optimize your strategy to boost productivity.
For a nonprofit to operate at its fullest potential, it takes a team of people with a variety of skills – from finances to technology to HR to fundraising – to make it work. This can be especially challenging for smaller organizations with limited staff. This is why you should partner with 501 Commons to receive the affordable help you need to ensure things run smoothly!