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."
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is hosting a series of free webinars that provide both workers and employers the chance to learn more about the state’s employment laws.
Need additional funding this summer? Take a look at these grant opportunities with deadlines that are either coming up soon or are being offered on a rolling basis.
Like employers in other sectors, nonprofits are facing workforce challenges. These challenges include turnover, job abandonment, shifting expectations about transparency and involvement in decisions, and dissatisfaction with pay and benefits.
Nonprofit branding is used to define your organization, portray your mission, and represent your cause to the world. Maintaining consistency in your brand will help you develop and maintain a presence that accurately reflects these important concepts for supporters.
Most nonprofit jobs require knowledge of the sector and professional expertise. This is reflected in the high education levels in the nonprofit workforce. However, community-based nonprofits tend to have lower pay levels compared to the government, philanthropy, education, and health care sectors. This makes it challenging to attract and retain well-qualified employees.
There’s no better time to lift up the voices of the nonprofit sector than now, especially with the various challenges our communities are facing.
Like all organizations, nonprofits are subject to a range of regulations that dictate how they can and cannot operate in particular jurisdictions. As a nonprofit professional, one of the most important and prominent regulations you’ve likely encountered is charitable solicitation registration.
If you search on Google for the term "Facebook fundraising" in 2022, you might still see developments from 2017 (such as Facebook (Meta) releasing “birthday fundraisers”) as some of the top trending topics.
Thanks to our partnership with Serve Washington, you can access high-quality volunteer management consulting services for free to help you enhance and sustain the ways you engage volunteers.
Is “affordable professional development” on your 2022 to-do list?