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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."

Helpful Resources: Grant Writing

Published Oct 27, 2015 08:35 AM

Of the 87,142 foundations operating in the United States, 1,329 are in Washington State, and they awarded more than $3.9 billion to nonprofits in 2013. While individual gifts are an important avenue of generating revenue, the importance of grants and applying for grants cannot be ignored. We provide helpful grant writing resources and referrals that can help you raise the funds you need to support your mission.

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The Good Vibes of VIP Manager Corps Don't Stop

The Good Vibes of VIP Manager Corps Don't Stop

Published Oct 21, 2015 08:50 AM

501 Commons recently piloted a "short and sweet" version of VIP Manager Corps where six King County nonprofits were matched with skilled volunteers who provided each organization a boost in their volunteer program capacity. The positive energy doesn’t stop there! Next summer, we will launch a cohort of 12 new King County nonprofits. Read more to find out how you can apply.

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Springboard Emboldens Arts and Cultural Nonprofits to Flourish

Published Oct 19, 2015 11:55 AM

La Sala was founded by a small team of dedicated people whose passion brought the mission to life. After completing the Springboard cohort program earlier this year, the organization - whose mission is to empower the local Latino/Latina arts community - now has both the internal structures in place to succeed and an exciting new funding opportunity.

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