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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."

Plan IT: What's In Your Technological Future?

Published Jul 27, 2016 11:10 AM

Apply now for the September 2016 launch of Plan IT. The deadline to apply is Aug. 1. Not only is the program FREE (thanks to Microsoft) but you get a $500 grant upon completion to jumpstart your plan. Hear what Washington Access Fund and Jubilee Women's Center had to say about Plan IT's impact on their usage of technology.

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Why New Overtime Rules Are Good for Nonprofits (If Funders Help…)

Published Jul 19, 2016 06:33 PM

Increases in overtime pay are good for nonprofit workers but funders will need to help nonprofits adjust to the new higher costs of providing services.

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Our Data Dream Team

Published Jul 15, 2016 03:15 PM

501 Commons' Data Solutions consulting and services team has added new members recently. We are so excited about them that we want to introduce the full team to you. They are quite possibly the most credentialed data and database consulting team ever. Smart and nonprofit-savvy. They are here to help.

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Strengthen the Relationship Between Your Board and Executive Leader on July 14

Published Jul 07, 2016 11:00 AM

Nonprofits thrive when their board and executive leader are able to work together with clearly defined roles and responsibilities. Policy Governance is a set of policies that clarifies this relationship so that the board can focus on big-picture matters while the executive can manage the day-to-day business of the organization. Learn more about these principles on Thursday, July 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Pacific Tower.

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