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."
As a nonprofit fundraising professional, your team likely reevaluates your communications strategies at multiple touchpoints throughout the fundraising process. It’s necessary to know which areas you should optimize for improved donor outreach.
In the past two weeks, greater public attention has been called to anti-Asian hate. In Seattle, a man was charged with malicious harassment after two instances where he shouted profanities and threw things at Asian women and their children. In Atlanta, eight people were killed by a mass murderer, six of whom were Asian-American women.
Believe it or not, 88% of nonprofits’ revenue comes from the top 12% of their donors. This top tier of donors are those who contribute “major gifts.”
Salish School of Spokane is a childcare center and elementary school that preserves and revitalizes the Salish people’s language and culture. The school was started by five women to provide immersion education to children ranging from infants to high school students, so that the Salish community may live on for future generations.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has now reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). New loans are available to certain 501(c)6 organizations and those that did not apply last summer.
Exciting news from 501 Commons! This spring, you will have the opportunity to participate in a project that we hope will result in building up a stronger nonprofit sector that can thrive in a post-pandemic world.
As we head into a new year, executive directors and supervisors should put continuing education for their employees high on their 2021 “to-do” list.
If your nonprofit's own event strategies have been slow to catch up with the challenges presented by the pandemic, it's definitely time to become proactive in adjusting your event planning both during COVID and beyond.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced nonprofits of all kinds to shift to remote working arrangements. Many are still struggling with the transition. But since the pandemic is still confining workers to their homes for the foreseeable future, it’s worth looking at tips that can improve remote work management.
With 2020 quickly coming to a close, it’s time to take stock of what has and hasn’t worked to help your nonprofit navigate all the challenges we’ve faced this year. As you review both successful strategies and opportunities for improvement, there’s probably a recurring factor across both categories: your website.