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The Commons – Our Blog

News, Tips, & Insights from Staff & Guests

News, Tips, & Insights from Staff & Guests

Welcome to The Commons, 501 Commons' blog, where we'll be sharing:

  • How-tos, 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."

Leading with the Wise Mind

Leading with the Wise Mind

Published Jan 29, 2013 08:35 AM

The word sustainability is everywhere. If you think of yourself as a system to sustain, how can you maintain your viability as a nonprofit leader when you consider that a top challenge for many leaders is knowing which fire to put out first? Guest blogger Amy Erickson shares some insights on sustainable leadership.

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A Simple and Free Image Editor for Your Next Project

Published Jan 24, 2013 08:50 AM

Originally published on the NPower blog, this post review the free image editor tool - Paint.net. Need to create a quick drawing or diagram? Want to touch up a photograph? If you’re using a Windows-based computer, here’s a free, light-weight photo editor that is simple to use. Read more...

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How Social Media Savvy are You?

How Social Media Savvy are You?

Published Jan 15, 2013 02:40 PM

In honor of the HandsOn Tech Team's upcoming Social Media 101 presentation (it's free!), here are some resources for those dipping their toe in the social media pool.

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Three Great Mobile Sites by Seattle Nonprofits

Published Jan 10, 2013 08:55 AM

Originally published on the NPower blog in March 2012, this post highlights the forward-thinking work being done by three Seattle-area nonprofits in providing good mobile web experiences. Click through to learn more about these nonprofits and gain some tips and resources to help your nonprofit get mobile-ready.

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Volunteer Opportunities for the New Year

Volunteer Opportunities for the New Year

Published Jan 03, 2013 11:38 AM

If you resolved to help others and volunteer more in 2013, we have several great opportunities for you! From social service agencies to arts organizations, you can put your skills to work to support nonprofits.

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