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Our Blog of News, Tips, & Insights

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."

Free Google Analytics Workshop!

Free Google Analytics Workshop!

Published Oct 01, 2019 10:34 AM

Google Analytics is a popular tool for gathering information on who visits your website, how they got there, and what they do once they're there.

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Free Help When You Want a Resource, Referral, or Reality Check

Free Help When You Want a Resource, Referral, or Reality Check

Published Sep 30, 2019 03:35 PM

Take advantage today of 501 Commons’ Information & Referral (I&R) program to find that right bit of information, tool, template, training, venue, or consultant who will make all the difference.

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Supercharge Your Volunteer Supervisory Skills and Expertise

Supercharge Your Volunteer Supervisory Skills and Expertise

Published Sep 25, 2019 09:16 AM

Attention volunteer professionals! We’re offering two upcoming opportunities for you to supercharge your volunteer supervisory skills and expertise.

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We are Your Source for Free Help When You Need a Resource, Referral, or Reality Check

We are Your Source for Free Help When You Need a Resource, Referral, or Reality Check

Published Sep 24, 2019 01:12 PM

Take advantage today of 501 Commons’ Information & Referral (I&R) program to find that right bit of information, tool, template, training, venue, or consultant who will make all the difference.

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GiveBIG Washington 2020 Kicks Off!

GiveBIG Washington 2020 Kicks Off!

Published Sep 23, 2019 10:55 AM

Now that the leaves are beginning to fall, it’s time to set our sights on next year’s GiveBIG!

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Pathways: Slow Down and Take a Look at the Big Picture

Pathways: Slow Down and Take a Look at the Big Picture

Published Sep 19, 2019 01:29 PM

Life comes at you fast, especially for a busy nonprofit! We have two exciting opportunities for you to slow down and look at your organization from a big picture perspective.

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Everyone Counts! Nonprofits Will Play a Key Role in the 2020 Census

Everyone Counts! Nonprofits Will Play a Key Role in the 2020 Census

Published Sep 03, 2019 08:34 AM

We are less than a year away from the 2020 Census – and the National Council of Nonprofits says every organization has a key role to play right away.

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Advance Your Volunteer Strategies Beyond the Basics

Advance Your Volunteer Strategies Beyond the Basics

Published Aug 29, 2019 08:59 AM

Volunteers are cause champions who give their time to boost the impact of our organizations. This is why it's important we structure our volunteer programs in a way that supports these relationships and offers our volunteers the opportunity to be fully engaged and empowered to share their unique talents.

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Get Creative With Employee Benefits

Get Creative With Employee Benefits

Published Aug 28, 2019 03:05 PM

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.

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Take the Guesswork Out of Your Bookkeeping

Take the Guesswork Out of Your Bookkeeping

Published Aug 27, 2019 02:32 PM

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.

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