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The Commons

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."

Goodbye to Google Checkout

Published Jun 26, 2013 09:10 AM

Late last month, Google announced that they will be ending their Google Checkout online payment service. But here are some alternative solutions to consider in the ever-changing technology landscape.

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How will healthcare reform affect you?

How will healthcare reform affect you?

Published Jun 18, 2013 09:05 AM

Get the latest news about the healthcare reform regulations from a comprehensive group of experts at our July 25 workshop. Plus learn about your responsibilities to educate employees and how the state exchange is going to work.

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Connect and Recharge

Connect and Recharge

Published May 30, 2013 12:50 PM

Want an easy way to connect with your fellow leaders and share ideas and insights? Don't miss out on this ED Forum's fantastic lineup of facilitators and topics.

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Virtual Workplaces: Technology and HR Considerations

Virtual Workplaces: Technology and HR Considerations

Published May 16, 2013 01:45 PM

Nonprofits that are set up to take full advantage of cloud-based technology are better able to adjust to the the current COVID-19 conditions.

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Interviewing to Hire the Best

Interviewing to Hire the Best

Published May 16, 2013 12:55 PM

Nonprofits spend most of their budget on staff, so how can you find the employee who has the skills needed, the passion for your mission, and the fit for your particular culture? Join us June 18 for an interactive workshop to improve your interviewing skills.

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Ready to boost your fundraising capacity?

Published May 14, 2013 12:55 PM

Catalyst helps you improve the internal systems and culture that lead to fundraising success and align the board and staff around fundraising goals. After sessions in Thurston and Snohomish Counties, the program is coming to King County this summer.

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Tech Makes a Difference for North Helpline

Tech Makes a Difference for North Helpline

Published May 01, 2013 04:10 PM

Our HandsOn Tech team member, Alex Green, shares his experience as a new AmeriCorps VISTA in Seattle, helping alleviate poverty through technology.

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Sustainable Leadership Series

Sustainable Leadership Series

Published Apr 30, 2013 03:20 PM

Statewide Nonprofit Resource Directory consultant Amy Erickson wraps up her series on sustainable leadership with some tips on how to structure your day to incorporate time for mindfulness and increase your productivity and self-awareness.

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Q&A from Our Google Apps Brown Bag

Published Apr 24, 2013 03:15 PM

Our HandsOn Tech team recently led a Brown Bag on Google for Nonprofits. Here are our answers from the questions raised by our audience.

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