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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."

Changes to Overtime Rules Proposed for FLSA Laws

Changes to Overtime Rules Proposed for FLSA Laws

Published Aug 14, 2015 03:40 PM

The Department of Labor (DOL) is considering changes to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will require nonprofits to pay some currently exempt staff members time-and-a-half whenever they work more than 40 hours/week. It is anticipated that these changes will be implemented in 2016.

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Kick Off Fall with the Sept. 11 King County Executive Director Forum

Published Aug 14, 2015 03:20 PM

The Executive Director Forum on Sept. 11 at Pacific Tower is a unique opportunity for nonprofit EDs/CEOs to connect with their peers, share ideas, and learn from each other in a supportive environment. Each session offers three discussion groups facilitated by three outstanding leaders.

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Honoring Donnie Chin and His Nonprofit Colleagues

Honoring Donnie Chin and His Nonprofit Colleagues

Published Aug 03, 2015 01:45 PM

The Washington nonprofit sector recently lost Donnie Chin, founder of the International District Emergency Center, who was murdered on the streets of the community he loved and served for 45 years. His life was a testament to the spirit of goodness that is crucial to the work of the philanthropic sector.

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