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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."

A Nonprofit's Guide to Corporate Giving and Partnerships

A Nonprofit's Guide to Corporate Giving and Partnerships

Published Dec 03, 2019 03:18 PM

Contrary to popular belief, the nonprofit and business worlds intertwine constantly. In fact, nonprofits rely substantially on businesses to fund their missions, and businesses often seek out partnerships with organizations to enhance their brands.

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Helpful Resources: Mindfulness and Relieving Workplace Stress

Helpful Resources: Mindfulness and Relieving Workplace Stress

Published Nov 25, 2019 10:41 AM

“Mindfulness” is the practice of focusing on your inner feelings and gaining a better understanding of how these feelings influence your thoughts, actions, sense of purpose, and interactions. It also serves a vital role in fueling our creative processes, taming anxiety, and effectively maneuvering through stressful situations in the workplace.

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Build a More Dynamic and Secure WordPress Website

Build a More Dynamic and Secure WordPress Website

Published Nov 06, 2019 02:42 PM

WordPress is a popular and powerful content management system that can do much more than just create blog posts; it powers 1/3 of all websites.

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Grant Opportunities – Fall 2019

Grant Opportunities – Fall 2019

Published Oct 31, 2019 11:48 AM

Get a jump-start on your 2020 funding by taking advantage of these upcoming grants.

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QuickBooks Desktop vs. Online: Which is Best For Me?

QuickBooks Desktop vs. Online: Which is Best For Me?

Published Oct 30, 2019 03:25 PM

Few accounting software programs can compete with Intuit’s QuickBooks for smaller to mid-sized organizations. Many nonprofit organizations use it for bookkeeping, payroll, and managing fundraising activities.

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We Can Help You Get More Things Done in 2020

We Can Help You Get More Things Done in 2020

Published Oct 29, 2019 08:18 AM

Need to get more done with limited resources? Want your internal operations to hum? Contracting for services from 501 Commons can reduce your costs or bring needed expertise at an extremely affordable rate.

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Nonprofit Networking Group Listserv Transitioning to Groups.io

Nonprofit Networking Group Listserv Transitioning to Groups.io

Published Oct 28, 2019 11:30 AM

IMPORTANT CHANGE TO THE YAHOO LISTSERV MODERATED BY 501 COMMONS - A message to Nonprofit Networking Group subscribers and others.

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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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