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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."

2014 NGen Conference Kindles a Fire Within Today’s Young Philanthropic Leaders

Published Dec 31, 2014 02:10 PM

The Independent Sector's 2014 NGen Conference challenged emerging nonprofit and philanthropic leaders under 40 to become fearless in the way they tackle social change.

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Puget Sound Christian Clinic: A Much Needed Technology Checkup

Published Dec 29, 2014 02:25 PM

Puget Sound Christian Clinic knew their IT system needed a checkup. This inspired them to enroll in Deep Dive, a technology-focused cohort program that seeks to help nonprofits maximize their use of technology. They now have a broader understanding of how to use technology and maintain their system for the long haul.

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We're Finally Home in Pacific Tower

We're Finally Home in Pacific Tower

Published Dec 26, 2014 10:50 AM

We're here! After months upon months of careful planning, 501 Commons has finally moved into the 11th floor of Pacific Tower on north Beacon Hill. We are grateful and thrilled for the opportunities this move will provide us and our nonprofit community.

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Good News for Education Nonprofits Around the State

Published Dec 15, 2014 03:32 PM

For nonprofits with a mission based in education, there are several capacity building services available to you, including United Way's VIP 360 program, funding for additional training/consultation, and more.

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Eastside Baby Corner: It Takes a Village to Raise a Healthy Child

Published Dec 03, 2014 04:05 PM

Many newborn children in our area are introduced to this world without adequate food, clothing, beds, or safety equipment. Since 1990, Eastside Baby Corner has been ensuring that children can get a healthy start in their lives.

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Is Your Nonprofit Ready for #GivingTuesday?

Published Dec 01, 2014 03:15 PM

Dec. 2 is a day you can support nonprofits who are working hard to make our community better and our neighbors in need safer, housed, less hungry and so much more. Your nonprofit can get tips for making the most of this national effort, and 501 Commons will be most appreciative of your donation!

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