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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: A Meeting of the Minds

Published Nov 30, 2015 10:12 AM

Meetings provide opportunities to exchange ideas, learn about organizational successes and challenges and hatch plans for organizational improvements or program growth. But how can you ensure that a meeting is worth the time and cost and that your meeting goals are met? We provide some helpful resources for making the most out of your meetings of the minds.

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Our Impact Across the State of Washington

Published Nov 20, 2015 01:15 PM

Did you know 501 Commons served 15 counties across the state of Washington in 2014? Or that the Executive Service Corps and VIP Manager Corps donated $1.3 million worth of services to nonprofits? We'd like to thank the funders and donors who made accomplishments like these possible. Find out more about the impact our organization made in the nonprofit sector in 2014.

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Hope your #GivingTuesday rocked! Want to plan for next year?

Hope your #GivingTuesday rocked! Want to plan for next year?

Published Nov 13, 2015 01:50 PM

If you didn't participate in #GivingTuesday or want to be prepared to make a stronger push for donations during this holiday-themed crowdfunding campaign next year, we have some helpful tools for you, including a few resources from a recent Giving Tuesday training session hosted by 501 Commons and SeaTech4Good. The presenters came from The Seattle Foundation and Legal Voice.

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Inspiring Stories Take Center Stage at the 2015 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Published Nov 09, 2015 02:30 PM

At our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Nov. 5 at the Pacific Tower's Panoramic Center, nearly 120 attendees listened to inspiring testimonies from 501 Commons volunteers and heartfelt stories of positive change from nonprofit clients at an event meant to celebrate the impact of our Executive Service Corps volunteers.

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