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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."

Resiliency: How Can Nonprofit Leaders Build Resilient Organizations?

Published May 24, 2017 09:26 AM

Resiliency…resiliency… just saying the word can make you feel more settled in these unsettling times. What are the strategies that nonprofit leaders can do to build resiliency in our organizations? Being resilient means the organization can not only survive a crisis but thrive.

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GUEST BLOG: Everybody Has a Story. Make Yours Count

Published May 22, 2017 10:55 AM

We are excited to share this blog post written by Dan Lamont (Tatoosh Media), a visual media specialist who is listed in our Resource Directory. He writes about the importance of storytelling and how every nonprofit organization has a compelling story that needs to be told.

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WEBINAR: How to Solve Your Nonprofit's IT Compliance Issues

Published May 18, 2017 09:14 AM

To protect the public’s safety and privacy, all companies – including nonprofits – must comply with state and federal rules regulating how to secure data and electronic transactions. Mistakes can lead to lawsuits and broken trust. Watch our webinar “How to Solve Your Nonprofit’s IT Compliance Issues” that goes into great depth about how to prevent these mistakes from happening.

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Use Salesforce? Nonprofit Success Pack Day is Coming to Seattle on Thursday, May 11

Published May 03, 2017 10:37 AM

If your organization uses Salesforce, you cannot miss "NPSP Day" on Thursday, May 11 in Seattle (Impact Hub).

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