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Helpful Resources: Mindfulness and Relieving Workplace Stress

November 25, 2019 Human Resources
“Mindfulness” is the practice of focusing on your inner feelings and gaining a better understanding of how these feelings influence your thoughts, actions, sense of purpose, and interactions. It also serves a vital role in fueling our creative processes, taming anxiety, and effectively maneuvering through stressful situations in the workplace.

VIP Management Corps: Not Your Typical Volunteer Opportunity

July 15, 2015
We are looking for volunteers to join the VIP Management Corps as part of the upcoming 2015/2016 cohort. VIP Management Corps is a partnership between 501 Commons and the United Way of King County that helps nonprofits improve their volunteer engagement. We're seeking volunteers with people skills, leadership experience, and a commitment to volunteerism.

Enjoy Summer in Seattle at 501 Connects

July 10, 2015
Join us for a little summer fun at the next 501 Connects on Tuesday, July 14 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Pacific Tower. Service corps members, Resource Directory service providers and 501 Commons staff are invited to enjoy the amazing views, refreshments, fun activities, and casual networking opportunities.

Need Help? We Have an App for That!

June 26, 2015
Just as our clients at 501 Commons are diverse in their work, 501 Commons also offers a diverse array of services for these nonprofits - including consulting, referrals to nonprofit experts, training events, direct services, cohort programs, space for meetings/conferences, and more.

Let Catalyst Spark Your Fundraising

June 17, 2015
We are actively searching for nonprofits to participate in Catalyst, a cohort program that will equip you with the tools you need to improve your fundraising. The deadline to apply is July 19, so apply today as spots in this collaborative program are filling up fast!

Catalyst: You Can Help a Nonprofit Ignite Its Fundraising

June 3, 2015
Nonprofits are continually challenged to generate enough revenue to fully fund their missions. This is why we're searching for volunteer consultants to join Catalyst, a cohort program that helps ten nonprofits build a plan for better fundraising. The deadline to apply is July 19.

Helpful Resources: Tools and Ideas for Fundraising

May 29, 2015
Everyone understands the importance of fundraising. Without it, how would nonprofits be able to do their work in our communities? This is why we're sharing these tools and ideas for helping your organization raise more money.

Need Affordable Meeting or Event Space?

May 22, 2015
If you are looking for spaces for board meetings, program gatherings, fundraisers and other important events, consider Pacific Tower. 501 Commons and FareStart are offering four spaces for nonprofits to rent for daytime, evening and weekend events.

Secure your .NGO Domain Now

May 11, 2015
Nonprofits are now able to register their website addresses with the domain .ngo. Your organization can protect its brand, become added to the OnGood directory and join the cause of changing how nonprofits engage with constituents on the web.

FREE Consulting from 501 Commons - NEW Discounts Available

May 7, 2015
There are two ways to save big on consulting services for your nonprofit. If your annual budget is less than $1 million and your service area is within the Puget Sound region, you may be qualified for 8-10 hours of free consulting! You might be qualified for more if you are an education-focused nonprofit.

Techtacular Was Spectacular!

May 4, 2015
Thank you to one and all who attended our 5th annual Techtacular celebration of the power of technology to transform nonprofits. It was a fun and inspiring evening of networking for nonprofits, technology executives ... and a few robots.