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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."

Salesforce Update Available

Salesforce Update Available

Published Aug 20, 2014 10:50 AM

The Salesforce Foundation recently announced the release of a major update to the Nonprofit Starter Pack. Here's what you need to know about the new release and why you should consider upgrading.

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Pierce County: Tell Us What You Want, What You Really, Really Want

Pierce County: Tell Us What You Want, What You Really, Really Want

Published Aug 20, 2014 10:25 AM

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has asked 501 Commons to develop opportunities for nonprofit leaders in Pierce County. We are conducting a survey to gather information about what leaders want. What kind of trainings or peer gatherings would you like to see?

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Guest Blog: State Unemployment Insurance Needn’t Overtax Nonprofits

Guest Blog: State Unemployment Insurance Needn’t Overtax Nonprofits

Published Aug 19, 2014 04:05 PM

Jenn Smith of the Unemployment Services Trust (UST) explains why, regardless of your own nonprofit’s unemployment history, your organization could be overpaying in unemployment costs. She shares a federally approved way for many nonprofits to save money.

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