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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."

Learn How to Turn Your "Likes" Into Meaningful Action at Idealware's 6-part Social Media Toolkit Webinar Series

Published Nov 21, 2017 01:08 PM

Posting on your organization’s Facebook or Twitter can be fun and enlightening, but does it result in meaningful support or other benefits?

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Helpful Resources: Increase your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Published Nov 20, 2017 01:49 PM

Many people in our sector are feeling high levels of stress. Added to the usual challenges of our sector are concerns about federal actions and changes to laws that will impact the people we serve and our community. What can help you navigate through these murky waters? Building your Emotional Intelligence (EQ).

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Changes to Employment Laws - What Washington's Nonprofits Need to Know

Published Nov 13, 2017 09:55 AM

Starting on January 1, 2018, employees working for Washington State nonprofits will have improved benefits because of legislative changes requiring employers to offer paid sick leave, as well as increases to the minimum wage over several years. There are also changes coming in 2020 to expand access to Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML).

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Worry Less By Outsourcing More to 501 Commons

Published Nov 02, 2017 09:25 AM

If you're trying to accomplish more (and who isn't?), consider the benefits of contracting back office functions to 501 Commons.

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