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."
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.
Building Movement Project’s Race to Lead: Women of Color in the Nonprofit Sector report has just been released and reveals that women of color encounter systemic obstacles to advancing their careers in the nonprofit sector compared to white women and men of color.
A new feature of GiveBIG 2019 are Peer-to-Peer Campaigns (P2P), also known as “social fundraising.” P2P is when your donors, board members, volunteers, staff, and celebrity supporters solicit donations from their networks to raise money on your behalf.
Conference season is officially underway! Take a moment to skim through the offerings at the Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good (April 24 in Yakima) and the Washington State Nonprofit Conference (May 20-21 in Bellevue) and register before the early bird periods end.
Confused by finances? We got you! We’re offering tailored financial training for board members and staff that makes key areas of nonprofit accounting easier to understand.
Between April 24, when early giving starts, and GiveBIG day on May 8, we expect 100,000 people to visit GiveBIG2019.org. Are they going to find your organization’s profile?
As #Snowpocalypse2019 taught us, all nonprofits should have an emergency plan that guides your organization through a two-week snowstorm, a shutdown of your building, or an earthquake.
Washington Nonprofits just released a report outlining how organizations will be affected by the Washington Department of Labor & Industries’ proposed overtime rule changes.
VIP Manager Corps (VMC) provides you with a manager corps member who will work in your organization for 10 hours a week for four months. The VMC Member will help you assess your volunteer program and develop top-notch volunteer engagement practices.
Get a jump-start on your 2019 funding by taking advantage of these grants with deadlines happening in the next few months.