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."
Nonprofits Must Take Necessary Precautions When Dealing with Sickness in the Workplace
This article provides advice for nonprofits still operating programs and links to coronavirus resources for King County/Washington.
Helpful Resources: Creating Great DIY Digital Content
The key to successful online fundraising during GiveBIG, Giving Tuesday, or other online campaigns is creating content that makes people stop scrolling and say to themselves, “Wow! What’s this?”
Gratitude and Connection
The 501 Commons staff and board members are inspired every day by the creativity and commitment we see in the people and organizations we serve.
What You Need to Know About the New Overtime Rules in 2020
2020 is ushering in new rules on the federal and state levels that define which employees are exempt from minimum wage and overtime pay.
Why Promoting Community Philanthropy is Urgent Work for Us All
A culture that engages everyone in supporting philanthropy is critical to fundraising success. As long as any staff or board member thinks fundraising is "not their job," the organization will miss opportunities to engage donors, tell its most powerful stories, and express its mission in a clear and powerful way.
A Nonprofit's Guide to Corporate Giving and Partnerships
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.
Helpful Resources: Mindfulness and Relieving Workplace Stress
“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.
Build a More Dynamic and Secure WordPress Website
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.
Grant Opportunities – Fall 2019
Get a jump-start on your 2020 funding by taking advantage of these upcoming grants.
QuickBooks Desktop vs. Online: Which is Best For Me?
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.